Arbitration: Resolving Parties' Complex Disputes (12/09/20)

Arbitration: Resolving Parties’ Complex Disputes - Opening the Door For Diverse Lawyers in the Marketplace

The CBA’s 2nd Annual Arbitration Institute, chaired by CBA COVID-19 Recovery Co-Chair Nina Fain, will begin its annual programming with a focus on helping our members enhance their practice skills and increase revenue generating opportunities for business development.  This program will continue the CBA tradition of keeping its members and strategic alliance partners updated on alternate dispute resolution methodology that can offer practitioners information about opportunities to serve as arbitrators. 

Our panelists will discuss the benefits arbitration offers during and post Covid-19 and the process for application and admission to the AAA roster of neutrals. The session will also focus on the AAA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The presentation is meant to be interactive and will include a Q&A portion. This session is ideal for lawyers interested in learning more about the arbitration process, or for lawyers with more than 10 years of experience who want to expand their practice skills to open up new opportunities for work now or in the future.

Svetlana Gitman
Vice President, Commercial Division, American Arbitration Association
In addition to serving as the AAA’s executive regional ADR expert and assisting parties with their large complex commercial arbitrations and mediations, Svetlana is responsible for ensuring the quality of the AAA roster in her covered region. Prior to joining AAA, she practiced insurance law at Gordon & Rees and was a litigation attorney in the Corporate Law Department of State Farm Insurance. Svetlana also served as a Judicial Extern for judges in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and the U.S.District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. She is also active on the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Young Professionals Board.

Charles E. Harris II
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, Mayer Brown
Charles Harris is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution group and member of the firm’s International Arbitration group.  He focuses on complex commercial disputes and has represented clients in domestic and international arbitrations before many organizations, including the AAA, ICDR, ICC, and International Film and Television Alliance. He has also served as sole arbitrator and a panelist (including the chair) in dozens of arbitrations ranging from disputes over complex software integrations to large-scale investment projects. Charles is recognized a thought leader in international arbitration and just started a podcast, International Arbitration “Across the Pond.” Charles also recently became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Moderator: Ashley Rafael, General Counsel to Midway Moving & Storage, Inc.

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Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 


Arbitration: Resolving Parties' Complex Disputes (12/09/20)
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Acknowledgement of Attendance (on demand webcast)
MCLE Certificate (on demand webcast,1.25 IL Diversity/Inclusion PR-MCLE Credit)
Up to 1.25 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.25 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available