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ABOTA Experience: Frankfurt

ABOTA Experience: Frankfurt

Presented by: The German American Lawyers‘ Association & American Board of Trial Advocates

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House of Finance
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3 60323 Frankfurt Am Main


International Alternative Dispute Resolution 10:00 am – 11:00 am 

With international mediation and dispute resolution on the rise, what impact will this trend have on American jury trials and German civil proceedings? Although different from the American system, international arbitration is largely an adversarial process. When American and German lawyers meet through international mediation and dispute resolution tribunals, what do we need to know about each other to make these processes effective? All advocates must be skilled and practiced at presenting oral arguments to the Court and Closing Arguments to juries and factfinders. These are the same skills that are required for international and private arbitrations. This session will focus on the use of universal themes, analogies, metaphors, and other rhetorical devices, marshaling evidence, application of case framing. When American and German lawyers represent international clients and work across business and legal cultures.

  • Discussion of US v. German Perspectives of “Soft Law”, (UN organizations, international treaties, etc.)
  • Stepping into the adversarial process
  • Cultural Intelligence within Multi-Cultural Parties
  • Preparation & Presentation of Case
  • One Neutral v. Three Neutral Panels


  1. Hon. Jerome Abrams (JAMS)
  2. Lish Whitson (JAMS)
  3. DAJV Speaker
  4. DAJV Speaker

Featured People

Jerome B. Abrams
  • Agribusiness & Food Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
Lish Whitson
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
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