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Arbitration: How eDiscovery differs in Arbitration from Civil Litigation

Arbitration: How eDiscovery differs in Arbitration from Civil Litigation

DC Chapter of Women in eDiscovery

Join JAMS neutrals, Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte (Ret.) and Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS, for an upcoming panel discussion on eDiscovery in arbitration. In order to register, please email 

Many contracts require parties to agree to arbitration in the event of a dispute. Arbitration in theory is supposed to be faster, cheaper and easier than civil litigation. When it comes to discovery, discovery in arbitration is scaled back with limited guidance. Contrast this with civil litigation, where attorneys and judges have rigorous rules and procedures to follow as outlined in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence. How do you maintain the advantages of arbitration while still getting the data you need to support your arguments? What are the key differences between arbitration and civil litigation as it pertains to eDiscovery? What eDiscovery best practices should every attorney consider when representing a client in arbitration? How does international arbitration differ for discovery?

The DC Chapter of Women in eDiscovery will focus its May meeting on answering these questions plus more by a panel of Arbitration experts. The panel will provide professional opinions from the perspective of domestic arbitration, international arbitration and outside counsel.

Moderator: Carla Jordan-Detamore, Vinson & Elkins LLP


1. Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte (Ret.), JAMS
2. Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS, JAMS
3. Hon. Shira Scheindlin, College of Commercial Arbitrators and Of Counsel at Stroock
4. Jennifer Ivers, White & Case LLP

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