Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the first-ever California International Arbitration Week, which will take place from March 14 to 18.
The weeklong series of complimentary virtual and hybrid programs will be hosted by the ADR Committee of the California Lawyers Association’s Litigation Section and will celebrate international arbitration in California. Topics addressed during the week will include the evolution within and future of international commercial arbitration, the California perspective on international arbitration, tools for promoting diversity on a global scale and how to improve efficiency when approaching international arbitration.
We are so pleased to be participating in this event, which will bring together so many of the brightest minds in California international arbitration to discuss the future of dispute resolution and the tools for how to get there. We are proud that our neutrals will have the opportunity to share their knowledge with their fellow panelists and present a week of exciting and informational programs for attendees.
- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO.
JAMS neutrals—including Laura C. Abrahamson, Esq., FCIArb; Richard Chernick, Esq.; Amb. (Ret.) David Huebner, C.Arb; Charles H. Dick Jr., Esq.; Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS; and Thomas J. Stipanowich, Esq.—will serve as speakers throughout the programming alongside leading international arbitrators, corporate counsel and academic experts.
As part of the series, JAMS will host the 6th Annual USC-JAMS Arbitration Symposium in collaboration with the University of Southern California Gould School of Law on March 17. This keystone event will feature a day of networking and interactive programming, as well as a keynote address by Professor Gary Born and panel discussions covering topics such as the future of renewable energy disputes in North America and disruptors in the global entertainment industry.
Additionally, JAMS will be hosting the program on March 18 titled “Harnessing Global Change to Propel Diversity in International Arbitration: New Initiatives and Opportunities,” which will explore mechanisms to support increased representation in arbitration for practitioners of diverse backgrounds. This program will continue the conversation on diversity that was central to the webinar “Diversity in International Arbitration,” which was part of JAMS’ “Cocktails and Conversations” series. Speakers for this session will include Mark Smalls, JAMS senior vice president and CMO; Laura C. Abrahamson, Esq., FCIArb; Amanda Lee, FCIArb, founder of Careers in Arbitration and creator of a bold initiative for shadowing in international arbitration; María Inés Corrá, partner at Bomchil in Buenos Aires; and Tafadzwa Pasipanodya, partner at Foley Hoag in Washington, D.C.
More information regarding the scheduled programs and participating JAMS neutrals, as well as a registration link, can be found here.
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Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.
With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.
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