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USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Fifth Annual Symposium - Bridging the Common and Civil Law Chasm (Webinar 2)


USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Fifth Annual Symposium - Bridging the Common and Civil Law Chasm (Webinar 2)

Presented by USC Gould School of Law and JAMS

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

Program Recording: LINK
Program Materials: LINK

USC Gould School of Law and JAMS are pleased to invite you to our Fifth Annual Symposium.

Our Annual International Arbitration Symposium for 2020 was postponed on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.  We offer, in its place, a series of three webinars covering the planned topics from last year.  Each will run about two hours and will be free to attendees.

We have added a networking session immediately following each webinar – each panelist will conduct a separate break-out session on a selected topic for about 45 minutes following the main program.  This is an opportunity to interact in smaller groups with our panelists and other attendees.

Webinar 2

“You’ve Got to Have (Good) Faith – Or Do You?” - The Arbitrator’s Approach to Contract Interpretation Issues: Civil vs. Common Law Perspectives   
April 14, 2021 at at 8:00 a.m. Pacific/11:00 a.m. Eastern/5:00 p.m. London/11:00 p.m. Singapore

Moderated breakout sessions to follow panel presentations

CA and NY CLE credit will be provided



Tina Cicchetti, USC Symposium Chair, Independent Arbitrator - Vancouver, Canada



Chiann Bao, Arbitrator & Mediator, Arbitration Chambers - Singapore



Maria Chedid, Partner, Arnold & Porter - San Francisco, CA



Lorraine Brennan, Arbitrator & Mediator, JAMS – New York, USA

Kathleen Paisley, Partner, Ambos Lawyers - Brussels, Belgium

Laurence Shore, Of Counsel, BonelliErede – Milan, Italy



Richard Chernick, Tina Cicchetti, Nathan O’Malley, Steven Sletten


Program Planning Committee

Jeffrey Benz, Richard Birke, Lorraine Brennan, Cedric Chao, Maria Chedid, Neva Cirkveni, Jeffery Daar, Jeff Dasteel, John Garman, David Huebner, Sherman Humphrey, Sun Ah Lee, Grant Kim, Daniel Kolkey, Katalin Meier, Howard Miller, Brian Peck, Charles Pereyra-Suarez, Richard Peterson, Peter Rosen, Jerry Roth, Ana Sambold, Steven Smith, Hon. Abraham D. Sofaer, and Katia Yannaca-Small


Gold Sponsors
Houston Hennigan
William B. Fitzgerald, Esq.
Gibson Dunn
Vancouver International Arbitration Centre

Silver Sponsor
Bird Marella
Charles G. Bakaly Esq.

Supporting Organizations
ADR Institute of Canada
British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
California Dispute Resolution Council
California International Arbitration Counsel
California Lawyers Association, International Law Section
California Lawyers Association, Litigation Section
Charted Institute of Arbitrators (NA Branch)
College of Commercial Arbitrators
LACBA International Law Section
Northern California International Arbitration Club
Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Centre
Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
USC Gould Center for Transnational Law and Business

Featured People

Richard Chernick, Esq.
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  • Personal Injury
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