How Not to Annoy An Arbitrator: Tips from International Arbitrators on Better Arbitration Advocacy

When:  Dec 14, 2023 from 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM (MT)
How Not to Annoy An Arbitrator: Tips from International Arbitrators on Better Arbitration Advocacy                
December 14, 2023 | 8:00am - 9:00am | Breakfast at 7:30am
In-Person at Sherman & Howard or Via Zoom        
International Law Section CLE co-sponsored by the CBA's ADR Section, the CBA's Litigation Section, the Utah State Bar International Law Section, and the College of Commercial Arbitrators.        
Approved for 1 general CLE credit. Program will be available for home study.              
What persuades and doesn’t persuade arbitrators?  What do arbitrators find to be helpful and, well, downright annoying?  Is effective arbitration advocacy different than effective advocacy to a court or jury?  What about advocacy where one or more arbitrators aren’t from the U.S.?   What steps can you take before the arbitration begins, before the merits hearing, at the hearing, and thereafter to ensure that your client’s position is heard and understood in the best light possible?                  
Whether you are an arbitration lawyer, a litigator, or a deal lawyer drafting arbitration clauses and regardless of whether your practice involves international arbitration, you’ll enjoy this lively panel discussion featuring leading international arbitrators from around the U.S. and abroad.                  
Panelist Information:                
Lawrence S. Schaner - Larry serves as an arbitrator in international and complex commercial cases, acts as counsel in select arbitration and litigation matters, particularly those involving international issues, and advises clients regarding cross-border and domestic dispute resolution matters. He sits as an arbitrator in cases worldwide. He is consistently recognized as being among the leading U.S. arbitrators for international and domestic disputes.                
Sally A. Harpole - Sally is an international arbitrator, mediator and attorney-at-law.  Since 1977, she has focused on investment, trade, technology licensing and disputes for transactions between multinational corporations and Chinese and other Asian parties in a wide range of industries. As an attorney qualified in the State of California and the Hong Kong SAR, she led the China practices of multinational law firms in Beijing and Hong Kong for nearly three decades before establishing full-time practice as an independent arbitrator.      
Dominic Spenser Underhill - Dominic is an International Arbitrator and a Solicitor with over 30 years of experience in resolving complex disputes in various industry sectors. He is a partner at Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, a law firm in London that specializes in international arbitration, and he is placed in Rank 1 of arbitrators in Chambers UK 2024 and appears in Who's Who Legal 2023-2024. He has a strong track record of arbitrating high-value and high-profile cases in international banking and finance, including project finance, involving parties from different jurisdictions and legal systems.      
Andrea Hulbert V. - Andrea is the founding partner of Hulbert Volio Abogados in Costa Rica, a boutique law firm specialized in conflict resolution of national and international complex cases. With more than 25 years of practice, Andrea regularly sits as an international arbitrator, with vast experience in commercial contracts, PPPs, construction, energy, TMT, M&A, foreign investment, and others, mainly in Latin America and the United States. She also has an important practice in international judicial cooperation.              
Moderator Information:              
David B. Wilson - David is an international and U.S. arbitrator who focuses on complex business and IP disputes, often involving the energy and technology sectors. He is a Colorado attorney, a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, the former Vice Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and the current chair of the CBA International Law Section. Including his non-arbitration work, he has handled over 200 cross-border matters involving parties in more than 40 countries, with amounts up to $2 billion at issue.              


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