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Y-ADR Seminar in Washington, DC 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:30pm
Shearman & Sterling LLP, 401 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Y-ADR Seminar in Washington, DC 2017

Topic: How Outside Counsel can be Effective “Strategic Partners” in Dispute Resolution

Companies not only require their outside counsel to vigorously advocate their position when a dispute arises but to have the foresight and business acumen to understand what is the best overall outcome. A panel of highly experienced in-house counsel will discuss what characteristics define an outside counsel who is truly a “strategic partner” when it comes to dispute resolution.  The discussion will include, for example, the significance of outside counsel knowing a client’s business requirements and objectives; why it is important to counsel clients on protecting themselves before a dispute arises; and how alternative fee arrangements can benefit everyone. The panel will also discuss the CPR Corporate Counsel Manual for Cross-Border Dispute Resolution.

5:30 – 6:00 pm                 Registration

6:00 – 7:30 pm                 Program

7:30 pm                             Networking reception


Welcome Remarks:

  • Jonathan Greenblatt, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Olivier P. André – Vice President, International and Dispute Resolution Services, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)


  • David Earnest, Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP


  • Bridget Lankford, Senior Counsel, Dispute Resolution & Prevention, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Robert Rubenstein, Vice President and Manager, Legal, Bechtel
  • Roland Schroeder, Global Executive Litigation Counsel-Corporate, General Electric Company
  • Albert Hilber, Director / Senior Vice-President, Claims Counsel, Swiss Re


The event is free but space is limited.  Registration will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis.  To register, email Chris Silva at with your full contact information.