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Comprehensive Commercial Arbitration Training For Arbitrators And Counsel

Comprehensive Commercial Arbitration Training For Arbitrators And Counsel


Join us for this comprehensive interactive training on conducting commercial arbitrations – as arbitrators and as counsel — using contemporary Best Practices.

Attention Law Students!! We invite you to attend this program free of charge. If you are not already an existing NYSBA member, be sure to create your profile. If you are having trouble creating a profile, or registering, please contact our Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.

For new arbitrators and seasoned arbitrators interested in taking their skills to the next level – and for litigators interested in learning how best to represent clients in arbitrations to take advantage of the advocacy opportunities available in arbitration.

The training will be conducted by seasoned arbitrators, counsel, arbitration administrators, and academics, focusing on Best Practices, from the perspectives of arbitrators and counsel, for conducting commercial arbitrations in an economical, expeditious and fair manner, enabling parties to achieve the promise of commercial arbitration.

In addition to interactive sessions on managing an arbitration from the preliminary conference through the hearing and award, the program will include presentations on the law of arbitration, the ethical rules relating to service as an arbitrator, e-discovery, award writing, international arbitration, mental heuristics relevant to arbitral decision-making, and the development of an arbitration practice.

The training will be provided by commercial arbitrators Charles J. Moxley, Jr. and Program Co-Chair Edna Sussman and by arbitration counsel Program Co-Chair Lea Haber Kuck, recently retired of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and will include presentations by Jeffrey T. Zaino, Vice President, American Arbitration Association, and other experts in the field. Faculty members who will be presenting on the key substantive areas for conducting effective arbitrations will be listed as they are confirmed.

Topics and Skills: 

  • Selecting Arbitrators
  • Conducting Conflicts Searches
  • Conducting the Preliminary Hearing
  • Conducting Hearings on Applications for Preliminary Injunctions and Other Interim Relief
  • Determining the appropriate scope of discovery, including documents, electronic documents and depositions
  • Determining the appropriate scope of motion practice
  • Setting deadlines for discovery and motion practice
  • Hearing discovery and substantive motions
  • Addressing motions to disqualify counsel
  • Special considerations for pro se parties
  • Determining what non-party subpoenas to sign 
  • Running the hearing effectively
  • Determining what evidence to admit and exclude
  • Dealing with difficult arbitrators, counsel and parties
  • Issues as to the authority or not of arbitrators to award sanctions
  • Preparing awards, both standard and reasoned 
  • Handling requests to submit additional evidence after the closing of the hearing
  • Deciding applications to amend awards
  • Arbitration ethics, diversity, and inclusion
  • Seeking vacatur of awards
  • Cyber security in arbitration
  • Building an ADR Practice, Opportunities in the Field

The program faculty has presided over many hundreds of hearings and served as counsel in many arbitrations.


International Section of the New York State Bar Association

CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

American Arbitration Association

International Centre for Dispute Resolution

College of Commercial Arbitrators

New York International Arbitration Center


“I have never been to a better training seminar in my 29 year career.”

“The level of information and energy was amazing. It covered the area from soup to nuts. The seminar should be used for prospective arbitrators by all of the various arbitration programs. The knowledge and willingness to answer questions by the speakers was awesome. Mr. Moxley’s guidance resulted in a tremendous sharing of expertise by extremely experienced and knowledgeable panelists. ”

“I would recommend this seminar to everyone. It is a must.”

“Great learning experience, superb presentations and excellent networking. This is one of the best three day CLE programs I have ever attended.”

“As an experienced CLE lecturer I can tell you that this arbitration training program was excellent. First class all the way!”

CHARLES J. MOXLEY, JR., ESQ.: Mr. Moxley has presided over hundreds of arbitrations, including in the commercial, securities, insurance, employment, and international areas. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching arbitration and international law at the Fordham University School of Law and the Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of law. A Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he is a member of arbitration and mediation panels of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”), the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), the U.S. Council of International Business (USCIB) for the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and Supreme Court, New York County (Commercial Division and Part 137). He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator in ad hoc cases and is an IMI and CEDR Certified Mediator. Mr. Moxley lectures and speaks frequently at academic and professional functions and has written extensively on Best Practices in conducting commercial arbitrations.

EDNA SUSSMAN, ESQ.: Ms. Sussman is a full-time arbitrator and mediator. Over the past 15 years she has served as an arbitrator in over 300 arbitrations and as a mediator in well over 200 mediations in both domestic and international complex commercial disputes. Ms. Sussman serves on leading ADR panels around the world and is the Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at the Fordham Law School. She started her career as an associate and litigation partner at the international law firm of White & Case. Ms. Sussman has served as the President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, on the board of the American Arbitration Association, as Chair of the New York International Arbitration Center, as Chair of the AAA-ICDR Foundation and as chair of the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section.. She has published and lectured extensively on arbitration and mediation and wins annual recognition for her work including being listed as Band 1 in Chambers Global for Arbitration, Who’s Who of International Arbitration and Mediation, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. Ms. Sussman was awarded the 2020 Neutral of the Year Award by the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). The American Arbitration Association awarded Ms. Sussman the 2021 Vision Award for her work founding and chairing the AAA-ICDR Foundation. The 2022 issue of Chambers & Partners Global listed Edna as one of the Most In-Demand Arbitrators; Global Market Leaders for International Arbitration.

 LEA HABER KUCK, ESQ.: Ms. Kuck recently retired as a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she focused on complex litigation and arbitration for thirty years, to build a practice as an independent arbitrator.  Ms. Kuck has experience in both domestic and international arbitrations conducted under UNCITRAL, ICC, ICDR, AAA, LCIA, CPR and other arbitration rules, as well as in all phases of litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, in federal and state courts.  She is the current Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar Association and was the Co-chair of New York Arbitration Week 2021.  She is a member of the Working Group that produced the ICCA-CPR-NYCBA Protocol on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration.  Ms. Kuck frequently writes and lectures on topics of international litigation and arbitration.

This will be an interactive program with active participation by those taking the training.


David J. Abeshouse, Law Office of David J. Abeshouse

Erin Gleason Alvarez, Arbitrator and Mediator

Oliver J. Armas, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hon Ariel E. Belen (Ret.), Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS

Stephanie Cohen, Arbitrator, FCIArb

Hon. Carolyn E. Demarest (Ret.), Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS

Joseph V. DeMarco, Partner, DeVore & DeMarco LLP

Diana Didia, Senior Vice President and CIO, AAA-ICDR

Helena Erickson, Senior Vice President, Dispute Resolution Services and Corporate Secretary, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Tracey B. Frisch, Senior Counsel, American Arbitration Association

Linda Gerstel, Arbitrator and Mediator 

Ignatius Grande, Director, Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence, BRG

Ingeuneal Gray, Co-Chair of the AAA's Diversity Committee

Betsy A. Hellmann, Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mansi Karol, Director of ADR Services, American Arbitration Association

Lea Haber Kuck, Recently Retired Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jack P. Levin, Arbitrator and Mediator

Professor Lela Love, Cardozo Law School, Director, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution

Carissa Loughlin, FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution

Luis M. Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution®

Richard L. Mattiaccio, Arbitrator and Mediator; FCIArb C.Arb

Katie Gonzalez, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Mark C. Morril, Arbitrator

Charles J. Moxley, Jr., Arbitrator and Mediator; Past Chair, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section

Camille M. Ng, Deputy Counsel, ICC

Abigail Pessen, Arbitrator and Mediator; Past Chair, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section

Amy Pontillo, Senior Counsel, New York State Court System

Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director, New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)

Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.), Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Richard H. Silberberg, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Past President, College of Commercial Arbitrators 

David C. Singer, Arbitrator and Mediator; Past Chair, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section

Michelle Skipper, Vice President, American Arbitration Association

Steven Skulnik, Senior Legal Editor, Thomson Reuters

Edna Sussman, Arbitrator and Mediator; Past Chair, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section

Robyn Weinstein, Director, Arbitration and Mediation Program, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Daniel M. Weitz, Director, Division of Professional & Court Services, New York State Unified Court System; Adjunct Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School

Jeffrey T. Zaino, Vice President, American Arbitration Association

Richard Ziegler, Arbitrator and Mediator
Matt York, JAMS
Noah Hanft, Chair, Dispute Resolution Section

Start Date:
  • July 11, 2022
End Date:
  • July 13, 2022
Start Time:
  • 9:00 AM
End Time:
  • 5:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 11.0
Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 3.0
Skills Credit(s):
  • 9.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 24.5
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0LJ31
Section Member Price: $795.00
NYSBA Member Price: $895.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $995.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Dispute Resolution Section
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • International Section
  • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section