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Washington Arbitration Week 2023


Washington Arbitration Week 2023

Presented by Washington Arbitration Week Executive Committee

Washington Arbitration Week 2023

JAMS is a proud gold sponsor of the fourth edition of Washington Arbitration Week (WAW). Since 2020, WAW has provided an organic D.C. forum in international arbitration for its legal community, advancing the analysis and discussion of the latest developments reflected in arbitral awards, treaties and international instruments at the forefront of international arbitration.  

This year JAMS will be hosting two WAW panels at our JAMS Washington, D.C. Resolution Center the morning of November 27, 2023 and Kim M. Keenan, Esq. will be speaking on the second panel regarding her experience and expectations of diversity. Join us early Monday morning for a continental breakfast, two compelling panel discussions and lunch which will be served immediately following the second panel. Additionally, on November 30, 2023, Andrew D. Ness, Esq., FCIArb has been invited to participate in a practical session regarding fact and expert witnesses.

Featured Panels:

Judges v. Arbitrators? Assessment of Acts of the Judiciary in Investment Arbitration and Reliance of Arbitration Tribunals on the Judiciary
Monday, November 27, 2023 at 9:00-10:15 AM
JAMS Washington, D.C. Resolution Center, 1155 F St. NW, Ste. 1150, Washington, D.C. 20004

Moderator: Nicole Silver, Validity Finance


    • Michael Evan Jaffe, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    • John Laird, Crowell & Moring
    • Matthew H. Kirtland - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The Experience and Expectations of Diversity: A Conversation with Foreign Attorneys and Partners in US Law Firms and Boutiques, Academics and Students from Multiple Backgrounds
Monday, November 27, 2023 at 10:30-11:45 AM
JAMS Washington, D.C. Resolution Center, 1155 F St. NW, Ste. 1150, Washington, D.C. 20004

Moderator: Gaela Gehring Flores, Allen & Overy


    • Kim M. Keenan, Esq., JAMS
    • Rebecca Vélez, HKA
    • Todd Weiler, Independent International Arbitrator
    • Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (TBC)

Practical Session: Fact and Expert Witnesses, Witness Declarations and Witness Preparation for the Hearing
Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 9:00-10:15 AM
Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Moderator: Ashley Riveira, Crowell & Moring


For more information on the complete schedule of programs and events, please click on the registration link.

Featured People

Kim M. Keenan, Esq.
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Business & Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
  • Telecommunications
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