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Arbitration and Mediation 2023: Fulfilling the Promise – Getting Matters Resolved in a Timely and Efficient Way in Today’s World

Arbitration and Mediation 2023: Fulfilling the Promise – Getting Matters Resolved in a Timely and Efficient Way in Today’s World

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Program Description

This virtual program will address ways in which commercial arbitration and mediation are – and are not – achieving their objectives – and will identify and explore ways we can do better.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for neutrals and litigators who would like to explore ways to assure that their cases achieve the arbitration and mediation objectives as genuine and useful alternatives to court-based litigation.

Program Co-Chairs

Charles J. Moxley, Jr., Esq. | MoxleyADR LLC

Jeffrey T. Zaino, Esq. | American Arbitration Association

Program Agenda    

8:30–9:00 a.m.

9:00–9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions

Prof. John D. Feerick, Fordham Law School
Charles J. Moxley, Jr., Program Co-Chair
Jeffrey T. Zaino, Program Co-Chair

9:15–10:30 a.m.
Report from Providers – Insights as to How We Can Do Better and Ongoing Initiatives to Make it Happen

Moderator: Jeffrey T. Zaino, American Arbitration Association

Panel Members:

Matthew York – JAMS

Svetlana Gitman – AAA-ICDR

Abbey Hawthorne – ICC

Carolann Gemski – FINRA

Mia Levi – CPR

1.5 Ethics

10:30–10:45 a.m.

10:45–12:30 p.m.
Perspectives of Counsel and Arbitrators: How We Can Make Our Arbitrations Better

Moderator: Charles J. Moxley, Jr., MoxleyADR LLC

Panel Members:

Oliver J. Armas, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Noah Hanft, Independent Arbitrator and Mediator

Betsy A. Hellmann, Skadden Arps

Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin, United States District Judge (Ret.), Stroock LLP

Richard H. Silberberg, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

1.0  Areas of Professional Practice

12:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

1:15–1:45 p.m.
Keynote Address: An Optimistic Look Forward: How We Can Make Commercial Arbitration Achieve Its Potential

Prof. John D. Feerick, Fordham Law School

1:45–2:55 p.m.
Presumptive Mediation in the Commercial Division

Moderator: Charles J. Moxley, Jr., MoxleyADR LLC

Report on New York’s Presumptive Mediation Initiative, John S. Kiernan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Chair of Chief Judge’s Advisory Committee on Advancing ADR in the New York Court System

Panel Members:

Hon. Jennifer G. Schecter, J.S.C., Commercial Division, New York County 

Ignatius Grande, Chair, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section

Noah Hanft, Chair, Dispute Resolution Section

2:55-3:10 p.m.

3:10-4:20 p.m.
Focus on Mediation: How We’re Doing – How We Can Do Better

Moderator:  Noah Hanft, AcumenADR LLC, Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section

Panel Members:

Eric Green, Resolutions, LLC

Shannon Selden, Debevoise  & Plimpton

Diego Faleck, Faleck & Associados

Dean Leslie, Mediator, Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Randi Rivner, Associate General Counsel, KPMG    

4:20-5:30 p.m.
The Ethical Imperative: Discharging Our Responsibilities as Neutrals and Advocates Ethically, Effectively and Fairly—and Ethical Issues as to Cyber-Security

Moderator: Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Director, ADR & Conflict Resolution Program

Panel Members:

Linda Gerstel, Fordham Law School

Mansi Karol, American Arbitration Association

Joseph Neuhaus, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Rekha Rangachari, New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)

Professor Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid, Yale Law School Fellow in Information Society Project, Fordham Law School Visiting professor, ONO Academic Law School, Israel, Head of Advanced Legal Studies Programs and Commercial Law and Technology

5:30–6:30 p.m.
Virtual Networking Reception

Start Date:
  • June 15, 2023
Start Time:
  • 9:00 AM
End Time:
  • 7:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 4.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Skills Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 7.0
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0MV61
Section Member Price: $140.00
NYSBA Member Price: $175.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $250.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Dispute Resolution Section
  • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
  • Corporate Counsel Section
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education