The Arbitration Conversation

The Arbitration Conversation

Discussing the latest developments in arbitration with top scholars and practitioners from around the world, hosted by Professor Amy J. Schmitz. You can learn more, and view the first 100 video episodes, at https://arbitrate.com/the-arbitration-conversation/

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September 8, 2022 38 min

In this episode, Amy interviews legendary arbitrator John Allen Chalk, Managing Member of Whitaker Chalk in Fort Worth, Texas. John Allen's practice focuses on commercial transactions and litigation, state and federal regulatory matters, healthcare and ADR proceedings. He has been appointed in more than 700 administered and non-administered arbitrations. John Allen was a Co-Recipient of the 2016 Justice Frank G. Evans Award, an...

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In this episode, Amy interviews Dr. Benjamin Hayward of Monash University.  Dr. Benjamin Hayward is a legal academic working in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at the Monash Business School, Monash University. Dr. Hayward completed his PhD studies relating to private international law in international commercial arbitration in the Faculty of Law at Monash University - with his research now published by Oxford University...

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In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy discusses arbitration in the metaverse with Paul Cohen, President of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC). Paul also heads the international group at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Chambers. He is among the world’s foremost international arbitration practitioners. Paul is well-known for his work in international anti-bribery and fraud, as well as in the energy,...

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in this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy discusses the Oversight Board, a dispute resolution body set up by Meta to resolve disputes about Facebook and Instagram content, with Prof. Pietro Ortolani. Amy and Pietro discuss the nature of the Board, its procedure, and its future prospects. Against that background, the conversation then touches upon the future of content-related dispute resolution, and the role that arbitral...

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In this episode, Amy talks with Debi Slate, the COO and Co-Founder of Dispute Resolution Data, the first and only global database pertaining to international commercial arbitration and mediation dispositions.  Debi was the founding Director of the South Carolina Council for Mediation and a National Vice President for Online Services with American Arbitration Association.

Link: https://www.disputeresolutiondata.com/

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In this episode, Amy talks with George Friedman, the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Securities Arbitration Alert and the principal of George H. Friedman Consulting, LLC, about the new Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (EFASASHA) that President Biden signed on March 3rd, 2022.  They discuss the scope and limitations of the new legislation, as well as possible conflicts between it and the Fed...
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In this episode, arbitrator and busy attorney John Lewis discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court case on waiver in arbitration: Morgan v. Sundance, Inc. More information on the case can be found at https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/morgan-v-sundance-inc/. The discussion includes consideration of waiver generally, and aspects of federalist vs. uniformity that arise in Federal Arbitration Act jurisprudence.

 

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In this episode, Amy talks with Marcie Dickson, the founder and CEO of Alterity ADR, about her vision to make ADR transparent and diverse. She is joined by Natasha Richardson, Director of ADR Services, who is an ADR administrative professional with 11 years’ experience in managing arbitrations and mediations. Guests share their vision and talk about the challenges, and exciting advances, of starting a new ADR service that aims to b...

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In this episode, Amy talks with Carmine Pascuzzo, from GST LLP, about UNCITRAL’s Working Group 3, which is focused on investor-state arbitration.  From 2019 the Working Group has received proposals for reforms to ADR procedures, and now the WG is focusing its effort on composing a draft set of rules for conduct of adjudicators (maintaining a clear synergy with similar discussions taking place within ICSID) aimed at protecting adjud...

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Our host Prof. Amy Schmitz welcomes you to the new Arbitration Conversation podcast, along with arbitrate.com CEO Colin Rule.

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