Thursday, February 27, 2020

Welcome Remarks by CPR Institute President & CEO Allen Waxman
AM20 began with an opening address by CPR Institute President & CEO Allen Waxman.


SESSION #1: GENERAL COUNSEL ROUNDTABLE

What is your general approach to strategic dispute prevention and resolution? What devices do you use to avoid disputes? When do you use arbitration? For what types of disputes? When is it most useful? When do you use mediation? For what types of disputes?  What factors do you consider in selecting a mediator or arbitrator? What are your observations about the level of diversity among mediators/arbitrators? Do you see any ways in which diversity can be increased?

Moderator:
KENNETH REISENFELD | BakerHostetler

Speakers:
MATTHEW BLISCHAK | Roivant Sciences, Inc.
SCOTT PARTRIDGE | Bayer
LAURA ROBERTSON | ConocoPhillips


SESSION #2: RISKY BUSINESS: A TOOLBOX FOR MANAGING LITIGATION INTERESTS AND RISKS

Managing risk is litigators’ stock in trade.  But it’s very hard to do in complex litigation.  This program will discuss a range of sophisticated electronic tools as well as a simple framework to help lawyers assess litigation risk and guide clients in making the best possible decisions in litigation.  Featuring the authors of a new book, Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment: Help Your Clients Make Good Litigation Decisions, and experienced practitioners, the program invite the audience to share their experiences in assessing and managing risks.

Moderator:
JOHN LANDE | University of Missouri School of Law

Speakers:
HEATHER HEAVIN | University of Saskatchewan College of Law
MICHAELA KEET | University of Saskatchewan College of Law
DUNCAN MACKAY | Eversource Energy
CONNA WEINER | JAMS and CPR


SESSION #3: 95 YEARS OF THE FAA, WILL THERE BE MAJOR CHANGES BEFORE 100?

Moderator:
ANK SANTENS | White & Case

Speakers:
KATHRYN BARNES | Chevron
ADOLFO JIMENEZ | Holland & Knight
MARK KANTOR | Arbitrator
RACHAEL KENT | WilmerHale


SESSION #4: UNDERSTANDING FAST AND SLOW THINKING AND UNCONSCIOUS EMOTIONAL DECISION MAKING

Moderator:
LUKE SOBOTA | Three Crowns

Speakers:
DOAK BISHOP | King & Spalding. 
JEAN KALICKI | Kalicki Arbitration
EDNA SUSSMAN | SussmanADR


SESSION #5: TRANSPARENCY IN COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION

Moderator:
STEVE SKULNIK | Thomas Reuters

Speakers:
LAURA ABRAHAMSON | AECOM
CAROLINE KELLER | General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
GRANT KIM | LimNexus LLP
REKHA RANGACHARI | New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)
RICHARD ZIEGLER | AcumenADR


SESSION #6: THE ADR PROCEEDING OF THE FUTURE

Moderator:
JOHN BUYERS | Osborne Clarke

Speakers:
APOORV AGARWAL | Co-Founder & CEO of TextIQ
COLLEEN KENNEY | Sidley
TIMOTHY NAGLE | U.S. Bancorp


COCKTAIL RECEPTION &
THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER
Day 1 of AM20 came to a close with a Cocktail Reception and Dinner.

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY DANIEL SHAPIRO
“Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: Bridging the Divides in an Era of Polarization”

Day 2 of AM20 began with a keynote address by Professor, Lecturer, Author of Negotiating the Nonnegotiable, and the founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, Daniel Shapiro. Shapiro specializes in practice-based research—building theory and testing it in real-world contexts. He has launched successful conflict resolution initiatives in the Middle East, Europe, and East Asia, and for three years chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Conflict Resolution. He developed a conflict management curriculum that now reaches one million youth across more than 30 countries and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Early Career Award and the Cloke-Millen Peacemaker of the Year Award.


SESSION #8: OLD WINE NEW BOTTLE: INNOVATIVE CORPORATE CONFLICT RESOLUTION TECHNIQUES

Moderator:
JOAN STEARNS JOHNSEN | Senior Legal Skills Professor | University of Florida

Speakers:
HOWARD CARSMAN | Intel Corporation
NOAH J. HANFT | Acumen ADR
PETER H. ROSENBAUM | Jenner & Block


SESSION #9: EPIC SYSTEMS, NOW WHAT? MASS INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATIONS

Moderator:
AARON WARSHAW | Ogletree Deakins

Speakers:
ADAM T. KLEIN | Outten & Golden
KIMBERLEY E. LUNETTA | Morgan Lewis
CHRISTOPHER C. MURRAY | Ogletree Deakins

CPR AWARDS CEREMONY
Participants were invited to take a break from invigorating panel discussions to enjoy lunch and celebrate the achievements of AM20 attendees.


SESSION #10: ON THE FAST TRACK IN US AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Moderator:
JONATHAN LANDY | Williams & Connolly

Speakers:
CECILIA CARRARA | Legance, Rome
MARTIN JACKSON | Sidley
JESSIKA ROCHA | Von Wobeser
ERIN VALENTINE | Chaffetz Lindsey


SESSION #11: ETHICS PROGRAM: A MEDIATOR'S DILEMMA: AVOIDING OR EMBRACING EVALUATION?

Presenters:
JOHN BARKETT | Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
AMY FOUST | Beckman Coulter, Inc.


SESSION #12: Y-ADR PROGRAM

Moderator:
NATALIE REID| Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Speakers:
RENATO STEPHAN GRION | PinheiroNeto Advogados
CHRISTINA HOLLANDER | VISA
BEN SWEENEY | Bechtel Corp.

 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

SESSION #13: IMPLICIT BIAS– WHY MINDBUGS GET IN THE WAY OF OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Why is diversifying ADR a problem even tougher and more stubborn than diversifying both the legal profession as a whole and the corporate sphere?  Are our minds getting in our way?  This interactive presentation on implicit bias – better described as everyone’s “mindbugs” – helped us reevaluate why we are not achieving the shared goal of diversity and discussed better ways forward.

Presenters:
LAURA KASTER | Appropriate Dispute Solutions
HON TIMOTHY K. LEWIS (RET.) | Schnader


BRUNCH WITH GCs
We will engage in a conversation and learn how GCs manage crises and resolve resulting disputes using innovate ADR tools and techniques. Real world, critical infrastructure and related experiences will be shared with lessons learned and tips on preparation, staffing and solving the problems and conflicts which most crises produce. Board of directors approvals and/or other involvement included

Moderator:
GIOVANNI ANGLES | Of Counsel, Global Arbitration Practice Group | Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Speakers:
MAURICE KUITEMS | Senior Vice President & Managing General Counsel | Fluor Corporation
SCOTT PARTRIDGE | General Counsel & Senior Vice President | Bayer