Posted on Aug 01, 2017 |CLE Events

NAM is honored to be a Silver Sponsor at the 2017 ACC Annual Meeting. The ACC Annual Meeting is the world's largest educational event for in-house legal counsel. It includes two-and-a-half days of unsurpassed networking opportunities and advanced education seminars focused on leading topics of interest to the in-house counsel professional. The Hon. John DiBlasi, Arbitrator and Mediator, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) will represent NAM as a Silver Sponsor Speaker.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 –  2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Defending the Front Line: Your Role in Domestic and International Arbitrations
Presented in cooperation with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Curricula: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Cross-border/Global, Litigation
Skill Level: Intermediate
On the front line of resolving commercial disputes, in-house counsel are critical in all aspects of managing domestic and international arbitrations: from agreeing to arbitration as a potentially optimal method for dispute resolution, to a hearing and/or settlement. With that responsibility comes accountability to the company, management, board of directors, and other stakeholders for the successful conduct of the arbitration. This program will discuss decisions that need to be made before and during each stage of an arbitration. Canadian and US panelists will address: risk analysis and selection of arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism, internal organization and preparation, outside counsel selection, arbitrator selection, arbitration strategy and process, as well as other key considerations. Participants will leave with tips for faster and more effective arbitrations.

Hon. John DiBlasi, Arbitrator and Mediator, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
Susanne Dickerson, Assistant General Counsel, Legal – Commercial, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc
Joe McArthur, FCIArb, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Jeffrey Wood, Senior Counsel and Managing Attorney, Commercial, Air Canada
Seumas Woods, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP