Understanding Damages and Compensation in
International Commercial and Investment Arbitrat
September 26 and 27, 2013, 6 P.M.– 9 P.M.

J.D. Student Lounge (Sixth Floor)
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

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This two-day seminar is designed to help legal practitioners navigate the economic, financial and accounting aspects of an arbitration and to acquire the necessary tools for successful participation in discussions of all aspects of valuation in international arbitration.

Speakers will cover from the preliminary stages of an arbitration, each aspect of the valuation process: identifying data and key assumptions, choice of methods, value determination and interest. Speakers will present valuation topics in a practical non-technical manner, guiding the participants through examples to teach economic, financial and accounting concepts and principles.

The seminar is led by Leonardo R. Giacchino, Ph.D., Partner at Solutions Economics, LLC, and Boris J. Steffen, MM, CPA, ASA, ABV, CDBV, Managing Director at Gavin Solmonese.

Tuition: $390 (includes CLE credit)

To register, please go to: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm

CLE credit will be applied for as requested

For additional information please contact:

Center on International Commercial Arbitration
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8181
Tel: 202-274-4321 - Fax: 202-274-4226


Leonardo Giacchino, PhD

Dr. Leonardo Giacchino provides valuation and economic analysis and advisory services in litigation matters. He has worked in more than 30 countries on over 100 projects addressing economic, financial and regulatory issues. Dr. Giacchino has testified in numerous forums: international courts (investment and commercial arbitrations), federal and state courts and before public utility commissions in many countries. He is in Who’s Who Legal as one of the world's top international arbitration experts and is a former faculty member at the UF, Duke and UCA. He is also the coauthor (with Dr. Jonathan Lesser) of Fundamentals of Energy Regulation (PUR, 2007) and Principles of Utilities Corporate Finance (PUR, 2011).

Solutions Economics, LLP


Boris J. Steffen, MM, CPA, ASA, ABV, CDBV

Boris Steffen is an expert in accounting, corporate finance, valuation and solvency with multi-industry, multicompany experience assisting clients in managing a wide range of operating, financing, and investing transactions, claims and litigation with over twenty years of experience. Matters in which he has consulted or testified include international arbitration and trade, antitrust and competition policy, bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency, contracts, corporate governance, ERISA, going private transactions, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, valuation, pricing, costs and profitability, securities and taxes.

Gavin Solmonese