DAY 2: Friday, January 18, 2013 Track 3—Industry—Technology and Innovation in Dispute Resolution
scholars, legal advocates and advocacy groups, regulators and the dispute resolution community.
Technology has transformed every field, from medicine to entertainment to finance -- but arbitration still pretty much works in the same way it always has. We are now on the cusp of new technologies completely changing the field of dispute resolution. Technology has the potential to restore the original promise of arbitration: faster, more efficient, streamlined resolution processes for less cost. Technology also makes dispute resolution in general possible at much lower price points. This panel will address innovative uses of technology to transform dispute resolution, including discussion of the recent developments at UNCITRAL regarding online arbitration, and demonstration of new online arbitration systems.
Moderator: Prof. Thomas J. Stipanowich Professor of Law Pepperdine University School of Law
Moderator: Colin Rule Chief Executive Officer Modria.com Lunch and Announcements 1:15-2:30pm Specialized Tracks 2:30-4:00pm Track 1—DuPont-CPR ADR Counsel Workshop The second in a series targeted at assisting practitioners to work through specific issues that arise as they play a critical role in the dispute resolution process. This panel of neutrals and in-house counsel with extensive experience in resolution of complex disputes will facilitate an interactive discussion on the essential elements to laying the foundation for a successful dispute resolution process, including tailoring the process to the needs of the dispute and client preparation. Moderators: David Burt Corporate Counsel DuPont Jack P. Levin, Esq. Arbitrator & Mediator Track 2—Mediation and Arbitration—Follow-up to Pepperdine Roundtable The intense debate over pre-dispute arbitration agreements in contracts involving consumers and employees continues. Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions appear to dramatically limit judicial oversight of such agreements under state law. Congress has passed several laws limiting the use of arbitration provisions in some settings and authorized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Securities & Exchange Commission to consider the future role of arbitration in various consumer contract settings. This panel explores the latest developments, including key federal and state court decisions, the status of regulatory efforts, and a National Roundtable aimed at promoting constructive dialogue among
Track 3—Industry—Biotech/Pharmaceutical Complexity is the norm in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and that complexity permeates not just the science, but the issues, relationships and disputes that are an integral part of these industries. This panel of inside and outside counsel from leading companies will address challenges and innovative techniques used in the biotech/ pharmaceutical industry sectors to address resolution of high-impact claims in areas such as product liability, marketing and intellectual property. Moderator: Mary Beth Cantrell Senior Associate General Counsel Amgen Inc. Coffee Break 4:00-4:30 pm Ethical Issues in Mediation and Arbitration 4:30-6:00 pm Based on case studies prepared for this session, the audience will have the opportunity to interactively delve into fundamental ethical issues faced in mediation and arbitration, including conflicts of interest, confidentiality and bias issues. Moderator: Robert A. Holtzman (Ret.) Of Counsel Loeb & Loeb Y-ADR 4:30-6:00 pm This workshop, designed for attorneys 45 years old and younger or with less than 8 years of practice experience, will enable participants to more effectively manage client relationships. Marjorie Corman Aaron, author of Client Science: Advice for Lawyers on Counseling Clients through Bad News and Other Legal Realities, and a panel of prominent corporate counsel will draw upon recent social science research and the experiences of leading ADR practitioners, translating them into plain language relevant to legal practice and client counseling. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with their peers, as well as leading General Counsel, top attorneys and international arbitration and mediation experts at that evening’s cocktail reception at Evans Garage. Cocktail Reception at Evans Garage 6:30-8:30 pm Join CPR and its guests for a not-to-be-missed cocktail reception at Evans Garage, a private museum featuring a rare collection of world-class vintage and classic automobiles. Click here for a glimpse at this spectacular venue!
Published on Oct 2, 2012