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Comprehensive Commercial Arbitration Training For Arbitrators And Counsel

Comprehensive Commercial Arbitration Training For Arbitrators And Counsel

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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.  Please send an e-mail to [email protected] to receive the special promo code. If you are not already an existing NYSBA member, be sure to create your profile today. 

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 Edna Sussman and by arbitration counsel Lea Haber Kuck of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and will include presentations by Jeffrey T. Zaino, Vice President, American Arbitration Association, and Luis M. Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution. See the list below of the faculty members who will be presenting on the key substantive areas for conducting effective arbitrations.

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.

Co-Sponsors
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

TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES:

“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!”

Faculty:

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

Erin Gleason Alvarez, Arbitrator and Mediator

Oliver J. Armas, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Simeon Baum, President of Resolve Mediation Services, Inc
 Hon Ariel E. Belen (Ret.)
, Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS

Leslie Berkoff, Partner, Moritt Hock & Hamroff

Steven CertilmanArbitrator and Mediator

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 

David M. Goldman, Vice President, Corporate Development & General Counsel, Gabelli Funds, LLC 

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

Daniel F. Kolb, Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Past Chair, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section 

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

Jack P. Levin, Arbitrator and Mediator

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

Chrystal Loyer, Associate Director, FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution

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

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

Boaz S. Morag, Counsel, 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

Diane O’ConnellMediator, Arbitrator, Consultant

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

Amy Pontillo, Senior Counsel, New York State Court System

Rekha RangachariExecutive 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

Michael Walsh, Arbitrator and Mediator

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

PROGRAM DIRECTORS:

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 experienced arbitrator and mediator with experience with hundreds of disputes serving on leading ADR panels, including those administered by 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, WIPO, the Swiss, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai Arbitration Centers, the Supreme Court, New York County (Commercial Division) and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in New York. The Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at the Fordham University School of law, Ms. Sussman serves on the boards of the AAA and the College of Commercial Arbitrators, is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has published and lectured extensively on the arbitration and mediation process. She was selected as “2012 New York City Mediation Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers and is listed annually in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

LEA HABER KUCK, ESQ.: Ms. Kuck is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and a member of its international litigation and arbitration group. Ms. Kuck concentrates her practice on complex litigation and arbitrations involving a wide range of corporate, commercial and securities matters. She regularly represents clients in disputes arising out of international business transactions and advises clients on a variety of issues relating to international dispute resolution, including forum selection, jurisdiction, service of process, extraterritorial discovery and enforcement of judgments. Ms. Kuck has experience in all phases of litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, in federal and state courts in the United States as well as international arbitration conducted under UNCITRAL, ICC, ICDR and other arbitration rules. She frequently writes and lectures on topics of international litigation and arbitration.

For more information, contact Catherine Carl at [email protected]

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

Start Date:
  • July 12, 2021
End Date:
  • July 14, 2021
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
Region:
  • Virtual Participation
Format:
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0KS11
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
  • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section