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California International Arbitration Week 2024

JAMS-SPONSORED EVENT

California International Arbitration Week 2024

Presented by the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section and California Arbitration (CalArb)

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Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

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JAMS is proud to be a Double Platinum sponsor of the 3rd Annual California International Arbitration Week (CIAW) taking place March 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. 

CIAW is presented by the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section with California Arbitration (CalArb), and includes leading arbitral institutions and organizations from around the world. 

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FEATURED JAMS PANELS AND EVENTS

Women in Arbitration – California Stories
Monday, March 11th at 1:30-3:00 pm
Hosted by ArbitralWomen and Equal Representation in Arbitration North America

This program will explore current trends in diversity statistics reflecting the rising role of women in arbitration and laying bare the work still to be done. The panel will feature prominent women in arbitration who will discuss their paths to arbitrating in California, their vision for women in arbitration going forward, innovative approaches to improving diversity, and ways the arbitration community can achieve gender parity

JAMS Neutral:

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Navigating Arbitrator Disclosures and Challenges in International Arbitration
Monday, March 11th at 3:15-4:45 pm
Hosted by the College of Commercial Arbitrators

A panel discussion examining the ethical duties of arbitrators to disclose potential conflicts of interest and challenges brought against arbitrators and awards for lack of arbitrator independence and impartiality in international arbitration, including recent case developments and how institutional practice and international norms align with U.S. law. This panel of leading international arbitrators, all of whom are Fellows of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, will share their insights and perspectives on these often complex and highly consequential issues. Among the topics for discussion will be what arbitrators must disclose and what they should disclose, heightened focus on disclosure for cases seated in California, and whether there are differences between international and domestic cases when it comes to arbitrator disclosures and challenges.

JAMS Neutral:

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Facilitating Settlement in International Arbitration in 2024 and Beyond
Tuesday, March 12th at 1:30-3:00 pm
Hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce

The role of the arbitral tribunal in facilitating settlement of the parties’ dispute has evolved in recent years. While arbitrators in some jurisdictions are accustomed to proactively encouraging settlement throughout arbitration proceedings, arbitrators, counsel, and parties in other jurisdictions see the role of the arbitral tribunal as only deciding upon an enforceable award.

This event will start with opening remarks providing an overview of the ICC’s recently published “Facilitating Settlement in International Arbitration” report. Following the introduction to some of the report’s important findings and recommendations, panelists will engage in a roundtable discussion examining the present and future role of how the arbitrator, in addition to other ADR tools, can be utilized to facilitate settlement. The panelists will also consider the merits of specific approaches to integrating settlement into arbitration proceedings. The audience will be invited to vote upon the different approaches discussed by the panelists.

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Curtains Up, Gloves Down: International Arbitration in Entertainment & Sports
Tuesday, March 12th at 3:30-5:00 pm 
Hosted by JAMS

In this program on international arbitration of entertainment and sports disputes, we delve into the dynamic world where law, entertainment, and athletics intersect. Our panel of legal authorities, renowned entertainment lawyers, and sports industry insiders will explore the intricate web of agreements, contracts, and conflicts that arise in these high-stakes industries. Topics to be covered include the evolution of arbitration in resolving global disputes, high-profile cases that shaped the field, the unique challenges of cross-border entertainment and sports contracts, the role of governing bodies like FIFA and the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the future of arbitration in ensuring fairness and equity in the worlds of entertainment and sports. 

JAMS Neutrals: 

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Arbitrating in Time of Trade War: Successfully Navigating the Minefields of  National Security, Cross-Border Data Restrictions, Sanctions and US- China “Decoupling to Achieve Fair and Efficient Cost Resolution
Wednesday, March 13th at 11:00-12:30 pm
Hosted by Pepperdine/CIArb NAB

A narrative of deteriorating trade, investment, and geopolitical relations between the U.S. and China prevails in mainstream media. Restrictions on cross-border data transfer, technology sales, and direct investment have grown tighter, and people-to-people exchanges have sharply declined in response to national security concerns. Supply chains continue to diversify away from China, including overseas “nearshoring” by Chinese companies. Nonetheless, Chinese and American companies and their affiliates continue to conduct a substantial volume of business; international commercial arbitration (ICA) remains the mode of choice for resolving their disputes. Highly experienced panelists will discuss the implications of these trends for:
  • Due process (particularly access to evidence and the conduct of proceedings).
  • The commitment of U.S. and Chinese courts to supporting ICA when parties from the other country are involved and the integrity of awards.
  • The benefits of international commercial mediation as an alternative or supplement to arbitration, particularly in the cross-cultural context.
  • California as an ideal arbitral seat or hearing location for disputes between Chinese and Latin American (or Canadian) parties.
JAMS Neutral:

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Resolving Tomorrow’s Conflicts Today – An In-House Perspective on Technology Disputes from the Tech Mecca 
Thursday, March 14th at 3:15-4:45 pm
Hosted by JAMS

Emerging technologies have transformed the business and legal landscape, ushering in a new era of opportunities and challenges. As technology companies continue to push the boundaries of innovation, they also find themselves at the forefront of complex legal disputes. In this rapidly evolving environment, it is crucial for companies, legal and ADR practitioners to stay ahead of the curve to navigate a rapidly changing ecosystem of regulations, disputes, and technologies.

This moderated roundtable brings together in-house and outside counsel from leading and emerging technology companies to explore and discuss the road ahead. Covering the range from crypto assets to technology services agreements and artificial intelligence, the speakers will shed light on the next generation of business opportunities and related dispute resolution. They will introduce emerging technologies, provide different perspectives on related challenges, and share practical strategies for effective dispute resolution.

JAMS Neutrals: 

Featured People

Ryan  Abbott, M.D., Esq., FCIArb
  • Business & Commercial
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
Laura C. Abrahamson, Esq., FCIArb
  • Accounting Finance
  • Antitrust Competition Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Energy Utility
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Governmental Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
  • International & Cross-Border
Jeffrey G. Benz, Esq., FCIArb, FCollArb, CEDS
  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Real Property
  • Telecommunications
Richard Chernick, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
Sukhsimranjit Singh, Ph.D.
  • Business & Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Real Estate & Real Property
  • Resolution
Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS
  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Life Sciences
Hon. James Ware, (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
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