PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Monday, October 27th

Start

End

Subject

9:00am

9:10am

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Opening Remarks
Dean Claudio Grossman
American University Washington College of Law

9:10am

10:00am

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Introduction to the Seminar and Presentation on Current Issues in the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration
Horacio A. Grigera Naón
International Arbitration Program

10:15am

12:15pm

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Current Developments in International Arbitration: An Institutional Perspective

Moderator

Betty Southard Murphy
Baker & Hostetler LLP, Washington

Observations from the American Arbitration Association (AAA)
Luis Martinez
International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), New York
President, Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC)

Views from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
ICSID Representative  

An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration Update
Josefa Sicard-Mirabal
Arbitration and ADR, North America, ICC International Court of Arbitration, New York

12:15pm

2:15pm

Lunch

2:15pm

2:30pm

Introduction to the Mock Arbitration

2:30pm

5:30pm

Stage I: The Arbitration Request
Each stage of the arbitration process will include a presentation, group discussion, working groups, and a plenary session.

John M. Townsend
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Washington

James H. Boykin
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Washington

Hagit Ellul
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York

6:30pm

8:30pm

Opening Dinner

Tuesday, October  28th

Start

End

Subject

9:00am

12:00pm

Stage II: Answer to the Request for Arbitration

Mark A. Cymrot  
Baker & Hostetler, Washington

Brian S. Harvey
Baker & Hostetler, Washington

Michael S. Snarr
Baker & Hostetler, Washington

12:15pm

2:15pm

Lunch

2:15pm

2:30pm

Presentation on the Role of the ICDR in the Application of the AAA International Arbitration
Christian P.  Alberti
ICDR, New York

2:30pm

3:45pm

Presentations and Discussions on the Selection, Rights, Duties, and Role of the Arbitrator

From the Parties' Point of View:

Mark Kantor
Independent Arbitrator, Washington

From an Institutional Perspective:

Christian P.  Alberti
ICDR, New York

4:00pm

5:00pm

Stage III: The Pre-hearing Conference and the Arbitral Procedure

Lucinda Low
Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington

Claus Von Wobeser
Von Wobeser y Sierra A.C., Mexico

Christian P.  Alberti
ICDR, New York

Wednesday, October 29th

Start

End

Subject

9:00am

9:45am

Interim Measures of Protection

Andrea J. Menaker
White & Case LLP, Washington

Alexander Yanos
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York

10:00am

12:15pm

Stage IV: Special Focus on Evidentiary Issues I

Claudia Ray
O'Melveny & Myers, New York

Peter L. Michaelson
Michaelson & Associates, New Jersey

Elliot E. Polebaum
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington

Eduardo Silva Romero
Dechert LLP, Paris

12:15pm

2:15pm

Lunch

2:15pm

 

 

 


4:00pm





4:00pm

 

 

 


5:00pm

Stage IV: Special Focus on Evidentiary Issues II

Christian P.  Alberti
ICDR, New York

James Boykin
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Washington

Ronan J. McHugh
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington


Evidentiary Issues: a primer for young arbitration practitioners

James Boykin
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Washington

Dana C. MacGrath
Allen & Overy LLP, New York

5:30 pm 7:00pm   Networking Cocktail
Co-Sponsored by AAA'S ICDR Young & International

Thursday, October  30th

Start

End

Subject

9:00am

12:00pm

Stage V: The Arbitral Award

M. Scott Donahey
Independent Arbitrator and Mediator, Palo Alto

Claudia Frutos-Peterson
ICSID

Jean Kalicki
Arnold & Porter, Washington

12:15pm

2:15am

Lunch

2:15pm

3:30pm

Intellectual Property and Telecommunications: Dispute Resolution Issues

The Arbitrator’s Perspective:
Dana H. Freyer
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, New York

The Practitioner's Perspective:
Richard H. Kreindler
Shearman & Sterling, Frankfurt

3:30pm

4:00pm

Practical Issues Regarding the Enforcement and Recognition of Arbitral Awards

Christopher K. Tahbaz
Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

4:00pm

6:00pm

Closing Remarks – Reception

Horacio A. Grigera Naón
Luis Martinez
Thomas Ventrone

* - Sessions are Free and Open to the Public, however Registration is Required