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How to Select the Right Arbitrator: Tips from the Experts


How to Select the Right Arbitrator: Tips from the Experts

Presented by Loyola Law School and JAMS

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Join JAMS neutral, Hiro N. Aragaki, Esq., FCIArb, and JAMS San Francisco General Manager, Serena Lee, for the upcoming JAMS/Loyola webinar on selecting the right arbitrator.

Selecting the arbitrator is the most important step in an arbitration, and attorneys often miss or do not know of opportunities to identify the right arbitrator. During this program, attendees will hear experienced practitioners address issues such as:

  • Evaluating disclosures
  • How to find a "managerial" arbitrator
  • How to read an arbitrator's resume
  • Criteria to look for (subject matter or procedural expertise, judicial or advocacy experience, diversity, etc.)
  • Alternatives to the rank-and-strike procedure
  • Interviewing arbitrator candidates
  • Reviewing arbitrator work product
  • Selecting tribunal chairs


  • Moderator: Hiro N. Aragaki | Professor, Loyola Law School; Arbitrator & Mediator, JAMS, Los Angeles
  • William Fitzgerald | Arbitrator Consultant/Former Commercial Arbitrator, Los Angeles
  • Serena Lee | General Manager, JAMS, San Francisco
  • Sarah Reynolds | Managing Partner, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP, Chicago
  • Les Schiefelbein | Founder and CEO, Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution, Silicon Valley

Featured People

Hiro N. Aragaki, Esq., Ph.D, C.Arb
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
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