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Diversity in International Arbitration: The Intersection of Race and Gender – building on the future by learning from the past


Diversity in International Arbitration: The Intersection of Race and Gender – building on the future by learning from the past

Co-organized by JAMS and ArbitralWomen

CLE Diversity Webinar Credit: CA and NY CLE credit will be provided.

June 9, 2021 – 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET / 4:00 PM London / 7:00 PM Dubai

Program Recording: LINK
Program Material: LINK

Organizations are considering what business life will be like after restrictions are lifted, and as discussed in the webinar Progress in Times of COVID the panel deliberated on concerns that have emerged about the impact that COVID has had on opportunities for women in arbitration. In this webinar the intersection of race and gender will be explored. While there is a growing concern that the post COVID business environment will be even more challenging for this already stigmatized group, the focus of this discussion will be on the opportunities that the post-COVID environment can provide: how to build on learning from the past and extract maximum benefit to build and maintain momentum for the future - because if not now…when?

There will be two panel discussions that will explore:

  • How to ensure that women from a culturally diverse background continue to take advantage of the opportunities and ‘creative’ solutions that have emerged
  • Arbitration practice of the future – why this and why now?
    • Diversity is more than race and gender
    • Experience, navigating through and succeeding in established legal structures/environments
    • How to shape and inform an approach as arbitrator/legal advisor/businessperson 
    • Managing expectation and challenging assumptions 
    • What concrete steps institutions, law firms and clients can take to build on the opportunities gained in this virtual year to increase representation in arbitration for women of color

Featured Speakers:
Laura AbrahamsonInternational Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS – Los Angeles
Ranse HowellDirector of International Operations, JAMS—London

Deborah Enix RossSenior Advisor International Dispute Resolution, Debevoise & Plimpton – New York
Amanda LeeInternational Arbitrator and Founder, Careers in Arbitration - London

Featured Speakers:
Cecilia Azar ManzurPartner, Galicia Abogados—Mexico City
Navneet JutyCorporate VP, Assistant & General Counsel, AECOM – London
Sara Koleilat-AranjoPartner, Al Tamimi & Co. – Dubai
Yasmine LahlouPartner, Chaffetz Lindsey – New York
Emilia Onyema, Professor, SOAS University of London – London
Rose RameauManaging Partner, Rameau International Law – Washington, DC

Featured People

Laura C. Abrahamson, Esq., FCIArb
  • Accounting Finance
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
  • International & Cross-Border
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