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ABA Third Annual Symposium: ADR and Diversity

ABA Third Annual Symposium: ADR and Diversity

ABA Third Annual Symposium: ADR and Diversity
Presented By: American Bar Association and
New York Law School


ABA Third Annual Symposium: ADR and Diversity

This half-day event will explore the reasons why, in a diverse economy driven by diverse participants, the practice of arbitration and mediation has been persistently characterized by older white men. Leading corporate users of ADR will be joined by academic observers and the CEOs of the major ADR provider organizations to inquire why this legal field is so immune to change, and what approaches – if any – can accomplish the goal of neutral arbitrators and mediators reflecting the diversity of the disputants with whom they work.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  • 4:30 PM - 7:45 PM PST
    Wine and cheese reception to follow.


New York Law School, Events Center
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013


3.0 Hours CLE Credit (Professional Skills, Transitional, and Non-Transitional)

JAMS Speaker

Christopher K. Poole
President & CEO, JAMS

Additional Speakers

Erin Gleason Alverez
Assistant Vice President, Global Head of ADR Programs, AIG

Kimberly Y. Chainey
Associate General Counsel, Avis Budget Group

Professor Benjamin G. Davis
University of Toledo

Teresa Garcia-Reyes
Senior Litigator, GE Oil & Gas

Noah J. Hanft
President & CEO, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

India A. Johnson
President & CEO, American Arbitration Association

William D. Johnston
Chair, ABA Business Law Section

Laura A. Kaster
Arbitrator and Mediator

Deborah Masucci
Chair, International Mediation Institute

Thomas L. Sager
Partner, Ballard Spahr LLC
Former General Counsel, DuPont

Conna Weiner
ABA Dispute Resolution Section

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