Ethics Issues in International Arbitration

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Online or in-person at Jenner & Block's NYC offices

Ethics credit available in multiple states. Please see the
online registration site for full details. To register to attend in-person, email Samantha Slattery at with your name, organization and the event you are attending.

Ethics issues can trip up even the most seasoned arbitration practitioner. Ethics missteps can jeopardize the proceedings and, ultimately, the arbitration award. On October 6, join Practical Law, the International Institute on Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), and Jenner & Block, as international arbitration experts Richard Ziegler and Noah Hanft explore the contours of ethics in international arbitration. 

During this webinar, attendees will be walked through a hypothetical international arbitration, in which the presenters will consider: the parameters of party communications with a party-appointed arbitrator; the prospective arbitrator’s duties to maintain neutrality; counsel’s duties in dealing with witnesses; the power of the tribunal to determine and redress ethical violations; and the same ethical issues if the events occurred in the US. A short Q&A will follow.


Richard F. Ziegler, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

Richard F. Ziegler is Co-Chair of Jenner & Block’s International Arbitration practice and a former Managing Partner of the firm’s New York Office. He is a former Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, and served as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, and General Counsel of the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota from 2003-07. Mr. Ziegler is also a member of CPR’s Board of Directors.

Noah J. Hanft, President and CEO, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Noah J. Hanft is the President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. Prior to joining CPR, Mr. Hanft was General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer for MasterCard, where he was responsible for overseeing legal and regulatory affairs, public policy, compliance and many business functions. Mr. Hanft currently serves on the boards of the Legal Aid Society and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Victoria Kummer, Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law Arbitration (Moderator)

To register for the online webinar, click HERE.
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