Agenda

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Wednesday, February 26

10:00 to 12:00 CPR COUNCIL MEETING - MEMBERS ONLY

 

1:00 to 4:00 CPR BOARD MEETING - MEMBERS ONLY

Day 1 - Thursday, February 27

8:00 REGISTRATION OPENS

8:00 - 9:00 NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 - 9:30 WELCOME REMARKS | PRESIDENT & CEO ADDRESS

ALLEN WAXMAN

President & CEO | CPR Institute

9:30 - 10:30 CORPORATE COUNSEL ROUNDTABLE

What is your general approach to strategic dispute prevention and resolution? What devices do you use to avoid disputes? When do you use arbitration? For what types of disputes? When is it most useful? When do you use mediation? For what types of disputes?  What factors do you consider in selecting a mediator or arbitrator? What are your observations about the level of diversity among mediators/arbitrators? Do you see any ways in which diversity can be increased?

MODERATOR:

KENNETH REISENFELD

Partner | BakerHostetler

MATTHEW BLISCHAK

Partner, IP | Roivant Sciences, Inc.

SCOTT PARTRIDGE

General Counsel & Senior Vice President | Bayer

LAURA ROBERTSON

Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Arbitration | ConocoPhillips

10:45 - 12:00 RISKY BUSINESS: A TOOLBOX FOR MANAGING LITIGATION INTERESTS AND RISKS

Managing risk is litigators’ stock in trade.  But it’s very hard to do in complex litigation.  This program will discuss a range of sophisticated electronic tools as well as a simple framework to help lawyers assess litigation risk and guide clients in making the best possible decisions in litigation.  Featuring the authors of a new book, Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment: Help Your Clients Make Good Litigation Decisions, and experienced practitioners, the program invite the audience to share their experiences in assessing and managing risks.

MODERATOR

JOHN LANDE

Isidor Loeb Professor Emeritus |

University of Missouri School of Law

HEATHER HEAVIN

Associate Dean Of Research And Graduate Studies And Associate Professor | University of Saskatchewan College of Law

MICHAELA KEET

PROFESSOR | University of Saskatchewan College of Law

DUNCAN MACKAY

Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer | Eversource Energy

CONNA WEINER

Mediator and Arbitrator | JAMS and CPR

12:00 - 1:00 95 YEARS OF THE FAA, WILL THERE BE MAJOR CHANGES BEFORE 100?

KATHRYN BARNES

Senior Counsel | Chevron

MODERATOR

ANK SANTENS

Partner | White & Case

ADOLFO JIMENEZ

Partner | Holland & Knight

MARK KANTOR

Arbitrator

RACHAEL KENT

Partner | WilmerHale

1:00 - 2:30 CPR LUNCHEON

2:30 - 3:30 UNDERSTANDING FAST AND SLOW THINKING AND UNCONSCIOUS EMOTIONAL DECISION MAKING

MODERATOR

LUKE SOBOTA

Founding & Managing Partner, Washington DC | Three Crowns

DOAK BISHOP

Partner | King & Spalding. 

JEAN KALICKI

Arbitrator | Kalicki Arbitration

EDNA SUSSMAN

Arbitrator and Mediator | SussmanADR

3:30 - 4:30 TRANSPARENCY IN COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION

MODERATOR

STEVE SKULNIK

Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law | Thomas Reuters

LAURA ABRAHAMSON

Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Head of Litigation | AECOM

CAROLINE KELLER

Vice President & General Counsel | General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems

GRANT KIM

Partner | LimNexus LLP

REKHA RANGACHARI

Executive Director | New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)



 

RICHARD ZIEGLER

Co-Founder | AcumenADR

5:00 - 6:00 THE ADR PROCEEDING OF THE FUTURE

MODERATOR
JOHN BUYERS

Osborne Clarke

APOORV AGARWAL

Co-Founder & CEO of TextIQ

COLLEEN KENNEY

Partner, Sidley

TIMOTHY NAGLE

Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Privacy and Data Strategy Chief Privacy Officer | U.S. Bancorp

6:30 COCKTAIL RECEPTION  

THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER

Day 2 - Friday, February 28

 

8:00 - 9:00 NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 - 9:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - “Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: Bridging the Divides in an Era of Polarization”

KEY NOTE SPEAKER

DANIEL SHAPIRO

Lecturer | Harvard

9:30 - 10:30 MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION - HARMONY OR DISSONANCE IN A CHANGING WORLD OF ADR

MODERATOR

CHRISTOPHER MASON

Partner | Nixon Peabody

TIAGO CORTEZ

Partner | Koury Lopes Advogados

ELIZABETH EDMONDSON

Partner | Jenner & Block

DEBORAH HYLTON

Arbitrator, Mediator | Hylton ADR

11:00 - 12:00 OLD WINE NEW BOTTLE: INNOVATIVE CORPORATE CONFLICT RESOLUTION TECHNIQUES

MODERATOR

JOAN STEARNS JOHNSEN

Senior Legal Skills Professor | University of Florida

HOWARD CARSMAN

Construction Claims & Contracts Manager | Intel Corporation

NOAH J. HANFT

Co-Founder | Acumen ADR

Arbitrator, Mediator, ADR Advisor

PETER H. ROSENBAUM

Partner | Jenner & Block

12:00 - 1:00 EPIC SYSTEMS, NOW WHAT? MASS INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATIONS

MODERATOR

AARON WARSHAW

Partner | Ogletree Deakins

ADAM T. KLEIN

Managing Partner | Outten & Golden

KIMBERLEY E. LUNETTA

Of Counsel | Morgan Lewis

CHRISTOPHER C. MURRAY

Partner | Ogletree Deakins

1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH | CPR AWARDS CEREMONY

2:30 - 3:30 ON THE FAST TRACK IN US AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

MODERATOR

JONATHAN LANDY

Partner | Williams & Connolly

CECILIA CARRARA

Partner | Legance, Rome

MARTIN JACKSON

Partner | Sidley

JESSIKA ROCHA 

Associate | Von Wobeser

ERIN VALENTINE 

Counsel | Chaffetz Lindsey

3:30 - 4:45 ETHICS PROGRAM: A MEDIATOR'S DILEMMA: AVOIDING OR EMBRACING EVALUATION?

PRESENTER

JOHN BARKETT

Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

PRESENTER
AMY FOUST

Amy Foust   l  Beckman Coulter, Inc.

5:00 - 6:15 - Y-ADR PROGRAM

RENATO STEPHAN GRION

Partner l PinheiroNeto Advogados

CHRISTINA HOLLANDER

Senior Counsel l VISA

BEN SWEENEY

Senior Counsel, Insured Litigation  l  Bechtel Corp.

OFFSITE DINNER

Day 3 - Saturday, February 29

 

6:30 COCKTAIL RECEPTION - Y-ADR RECEPTION

Why is diversifying ADR a problem even tougher and more stubborn than diversifying both the legal profession as a whole and the corporate sphere?  Are our minds getting in our way?  This interactive presentation on implicit bias – better described as everyone’s mindbugs – will help us reevaluate why we are not achieving the shared goal of diversity. We will discuss better ways forward. (Note: for the full experience, all registrants attending this panel are asked to take at least 2 tests (taking no more than 10 minutes) found online HERE.) 

PRESENTER

LAURA KASTER

Appropriate Dispute Solutions

PRESENTER

HON TIMOTHY K. LEWIS (RET.)

Schnader

10:30 - 11:45 BRUNCH WITH THE GCs

MODERATOR

GIOVANNI ANGLES 

Of Counsel, Global Arbitration Practice Group | Shook, Hardy & Bacon

MAURICE KUITEMS

Senior Vice President & Managing General Counsel | Fluor Corporation

SCOTT PARTRIDGE

General Counsel & Senior Vice President | Bayer

11:45 - 12:00 CLOSING REMARKS

This program has been approved for a maximum of 15 New York CLE Credits, including 1.5 hours of Ethics and 1.5 hours of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. This course is for experienced attorneys only. The CPR Institute has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. CPR is a non-profit organization. Under financial hardship guidelines, at its discretion, CPR may waive the fee for attorneys who demonstrate that they are not currently employed (not retirees). CPR may also provide a special discounted price to attorneys, full-time judges and administrative law judges practicing in the non-profit and public sectors full time. E-mail ksasshauschildt@cpradr.org for more information

. Unless otherwise specified in your confirmation or training description, you may cancel up to five (5) days prior to the scheduled training day to receive a full refund - less a $250 processing fee. After that time, your refund is forfeited. Substitutions are freely accepted (i.e., you can send someone else from your organization as a substitute). CPR reserves the right to cancel.

WHERE TO FIND US

International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
30 East 33rd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
+1.212.949.6490
Fax: +1.212.949.8859

www.cpradr.org

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Laura DeLuca
+1.646.753.8223
ldeluca@cpradr.org

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