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2022 HNBA/VIA Annual Convention

JAMS-SPONSORED EVENT

2022 HNBA/VIA Annual Convention

Presented by the Hispanic National Bar Association

Diversity CLE Conference Credit: Credit Available
In continued celebration of the HNBA’s 50th anniversary, the theme of this year’s HNBA/VIA's Annual Convention will be “Honoring Our Legacy”. The conference will bring together attorneys, judges, and law students from across the country, including public officials, business leaders, and General Counsels from many Fortune 100 and other corporations. Attendees will take part in an engaging and comprehensive program that includes Continuing Legal Education (CLE Panels) on cutting edge topics with leading practitioners, national policy makers, and experts from across the country; networking events and workshops; exhibitors from prominent law firms, corporations, and government agencies; and a variety of social activities showcasing the best of what New York City has to offer.

JAMS is a proud sponsor of the 2022 HNBA/VIA Annual Convention. Various JAMS neutrals will be speaking or moderating at the following two panels:

The Legal Track Less Traveled: Emerging and Alternative Careers Paths for Lawyers
Thursday, September 8, 2022
2:15pm – 3:30pm ET
Careers do not have to be linear and adding creativity and personalization to your career can create a more sustainable and enjoyable future as an attorney. The legal field offers many jobs and career opportunities encompassing a wide range of skills, experience, and interests. We all share the goal of increasing the number of diverse and underrepresented groups who enter into the law - but personal growth and success within the profession is equally important. Integral to growth is the awareness of all the various opportunities available to help you thrive and maintain or explore a new interest in your career. Come hear from a panel of "former" lawyers who will share their experiences on making the lead and perspectives on the lawyers of the future.

Moderator: Joanne Saint Louis, Director, Diversity Outreach, JAMS

Panelists:
  • Noeli Serna, Founding Attorney, Serna Legal Services
  • Valerie Brennan, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP
  • Hon. John Mott (Ret.), Arbitrator & Mediator, JAMS, Washington, DC

High Stakes and Red Flags: The Growing Intersection between Compliance and Dispute Resolution

Thursday, September 8, 2022
3:45pm – 5:00pm ET
This panel will begin with a discussion, from a compliance officer’s perspective, of the corruption issues and other problems that often end in either arbitration or litigation. The program will then consider how such issues are dealt with in arbitration and litigation. This program will review practical measures that compliance officers can take for understanding and handling such problems and how arbitration and litigation practitioners can work with them to address such problems in the face of a dispute. The program will also consider the potential benefit of confidentiality in arbitration proceedings and the challenges of dealing with different cross-border regimes, in particular, those of Europe and Latin America.

Moderator: Sherman Humphrey, Senior Global Practice Manager, JAMS

Panelists:
  • Michael Fernandez, Partner, Rivero Mestre – New York, NY
  • Claudia Linares Arciniegas, Director of International Arbitration
  • Richard Montes de Oca, Managing Partner, MDO Partners –Miami, FL
  • Christina Guerola Sarchio, Partner and Co-Chair, Dechert, LLP - Washington, D.C.

Examining Employment Disputes in a COVID-19 World: Emerging Issues, Trends and Best Practices for Resolution
Friday, September 9, 2022
11:00am – 12:15pm ET
As the world continues to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, employment-related claims are on the rise. Join panelists to discuss emerging issues and recent trends in employment matters. Topics will include trends in wrongful termination, discrimination, ADA accommodation issues, and workplace PPE guidelines. You will also learn best practices for resolving disputes, including successfully using virtual ADR in your practice.

Moderator: Ariel Belen, Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS, New York, NY

Panelists:
  • Anna María Tejada, Esq., Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • Linda M. Correia, Esq., Correia & Puth
  • Kim Keenan, Esq., Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS, Washington, D.C

Featured People

Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret.), FCIArb
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
Kim M. Keenan, Esq.
  • Business & Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
  • Telecommunications
Hon. John M. Mott (Ret.)
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
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