Thursday June 11, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 6:15 PM PDT
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UCLA School of Law 
385 Charles E Young Dr W
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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John Garman 
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North American Branch 
310 850-9071 

Please feel free to also contact John W. Garman, Course Director, with any questions at jwg@garmanlaw.com or (310) 796 7958



Los Angeles, 11 June 2015 at 8:30 am

Venue: University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 385 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90095

In celebration of the Centenary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the North American Branch (NAB) presents a one day conference focusing on the challenges of arbitrating in North America.

Who Should Attend: Dispute resolution professionals including practitioners, arbitrators, academics, forensic investigators, experts, accountancy firms, domestic and international arbitration institution representatives and anyone interested in arbitration in North America should attend this conference.

Cost: The conference is free to existing members of the NAB, free for those registered to attend the NAB’s associated training programs that follow this conference on June 12-14, 2015, free to UCLA law students and a cost $35 for all others in attendance.

Program: The conference features dynamic speakers from across North America, addressing topics including status of international commercial arbitration in North America, the common law/civil law divide in arbitration, practical pointers on how to arbitrate in California and various emerging trends in North American arbitrations. The keynote speaker for the conference will be the President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Charles Brown.

8:30 am to 9:00 am                 Registration and breakfast

9:00 am to 9:30 am                 Welcome & Introduction by the Chair of the North American Branch

9:30 am to 10:45 am               “California Here I Come – What You Need to                                                  Know About Arbitrating in California”

                                                Moderator: Jeff Dasteel, FCIArb Panelists:                                                         Richard Chernick, FCIArb, Founding Fellow,                                                     CCA; Howard Miller, FCIArb; and
                                                Deborah Rothman, President, CCA.

10:45 pm to 11:15 pm              Coffee Break

11:15 am to 12:30 pm             “Status of International Commercial                                                               Arbitration in the NAB – the Canada, US,                                                       Mexican and the Cayman Islands                                                                   Perspectives”

                                                 Moderator: Jim Reiman, FCIArb       

                                                 Panelists: José Antonio Rodriguez-Marquez,                                                      Chartered Arbitrator, FCIArb, Fred Bennett                                                        (United States); Craig Chiasson                                                                         (Canada); and Jeremy Walton                                                                            (Cayman Islands), FCIArb

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm               Lunch and Lunch Keynote Speaker

                                                Speaker: Charles Brown, FCIArb, President of                                                   the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

2:30 pm to 3:45 pm                 “The Americanization of International                                                             Arbitration is a Good Thing”

                                                 Moderator: Anibal Sabater, FCIArb

                                                 Panelists: Louise Barrington, FCIArb; Kathleen                                                  Paisley, FCIArb; and Maria Chedid

3:45 pm to 4:00 pm                 Refreshment Break

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm                 “Emerging Trends in International                                                                  Arbitration: What to Watch in the Next 100                                                    Years”

                                                Moderator: Amb. (r.) David Huebner FCIArb

                                                Panelists: Gary Benton, FCIArb; and                                                                 Professor Jack Coe

5:00 pm to 5:15 pm                 Closing Remarks

5:15 pm to 6:15 pm                 Cocktail Reception (sponsored by Duff & Phelps)


Conference Sponsors:  

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world. For more information, www.duffandphelps.com

The College of Commercial Arbitrators, is an invitation-only professional organization that presents programs to arbitration advocates, corporate users and arbitrators on best practices and highest ethical practice, and is the author of Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration, now in its Third Edition. For more information: www.thecca.net

JAMS mediators and arbitrators successfully resolve cases ranging in size, industry and complexity, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation.  JAMS neutrals are skilled in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes including mediation, arbitration, special master, discovery referee, and neutral analysis work.

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