Dispute Resolution Section Meeting

Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.00 (Professional Practice 1.00, Skills 2.00)
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Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for 1.0 credit hours in Professional Practice and 2.0 MCLE credit hours in Skills. This program is transitional and is suitable for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys.

Section Chair
Abigail J. Pessen, Esq.
 
Dispute Resolution Services 
New York City
Program Co-Chair
Conna A. Weiner, Esq.

Dispute Resolution Services 
Boston
Program Co-Chair
Gary Shaffer, Esq.

Mediation Services
Brooklyn

 Forecasting the future of Dispute Resolution

2:00 p.m. -2:05 p.m. Welcoming Remarks: Abigail J. Pessen, Esq., Section Chair; Conna A. Weiner, Esq. and Gary Shaffer, Esq., Program Co-Chairs

Court-Annexed Mediation: Where Are We and Where Are We Headed?
2:05 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. 

The panel includes three experts in court-annexed mediation: an experience mediator from the Western District of New York mediation panel, a litigator who has participated in numerous mediations in the Northern District of New York's mediation program, and the Chief Second Circuit Mediator of the newly expanded Second Circuit mediation program. They will discuss their experiences with those programs and provides insights into how other courts, could implement successful mediation programs. In addition, the panel will address mediator and advocacy skills related to court-annexed programs when cases are best suited to go to mediation. 

Gary Shaffer, Esq.
Shaffer Mediation
Brooklyn

Panelists:
Michael Menard, Esq.

Western District of New York Mediator
Buffalo

John E. Higgins, Esq.
Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Albany

Kathleen Scanlon, Esq.
Chief Circuit Mediator, Second Circuit Court of Appeals
New York City 

Coffee Break
3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Inside Counsels' Current Thinking About Dispute Management, Resolution and Neutrals 
3:20 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. 

Experienced inside counsel and an outside counsel specializing in advising corporate counsel on dispute resolution management will share key insights – including the skills they are looking for in an effective neutral -- and describe new ways of managing business disputes.

Co-Moderators and Panelists:
Conna A. Weiner, Esq.

Dispute Resolution Services
Boston

Beth Trent, Esq.
New York City

Panelists:
Duncan MacKay, Esq.

Eversource Energy
Hartford

Jonathan Slonim, Esq.
McKinsey & Company, Inc.
New York City

Kurt Hansson, Esq.
Paul Hastings, LLP
New York City 

Coffee Break
4:25 - 4:35

Key Developments in Arbitration
4:35 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.

Experts in consumer and employment arbitration issues will discuss and debate hot topics and recent trends in arbitration law, including the legal status of executive agency attempts to bar or restrict pre-dispute arbitration agreements (including efforts by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau) and the current circuit split relating to the interplay between the Federal Arbitration Act and the National Labor Relations Act.  The prognosis for these trends, especially in light of the change in administration and the eventual appointment to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, will be examined.

Moderator:
Jyotin Hamid, Esq.

Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP.
New York City

Panelists:
Archis A. Parasharami, Esq.
Mayer Brown LLP
Washington, D.C.

Matthew Wessler, Esq.
Gupta Wessler PLLC
Washington, D.C.

Juno Turner, Esq.
Outten & Golden LLP
New York City 

Closing Remarks
5:40 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.