Corporate Counsel Section

Corporate Counsel Section

Arbitration 2019 – What Parties and Their Counsel Have a Right to Expect and Arbitrators Should Be Delivering: Arbitration at Its Best 
Sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation SectionDispute Resolution SectionCorporate Counsel Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.

Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street (between Amsterdam & Columbus Aves)
New York, NY 12203

CLE Program - 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reception - 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

7.0 MCLE Credits: 3.0 Skills, 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice

NYSBA Member: $175 | Non-Member: $275
Co-Sponsoring Section Member: $150

Learn More About The Future of Arbitration: Domestic & International Trends
Please click here to view the program brochure


Program Chairs
Charles J. Moxley, Jr., Esq. | MoxleyADR LLC
Jeffrey T. Zaino, Esq. | American Arbitration Association

Agenda & Faculty

8:30-9:00 a.m.                     Registration 

9:00-9:15 a.m.


Welcome and Introductions
Prof. John D. Feerick, Fordham Law School
Charles J. Moxley, Jr., Program Co-Chair
Jeffrey T. Zaino, Program Co-Chair

9:15-10:30 a.m.


The Ten Most Important Things in Arbitration for an Effective, Economical and Fair Process

Moderator:  Charles J. Moxley, Jr., MoxleyADR LLC
Panel Members
Noah Hanft, CPR
Robert N. Holtzman, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Elizabeth Shampnoi, Shampnoi Dispute Resolution and Management Services, Inc.
Peter Stroili, D’Amato & Lynch, LLP
Michael D. Young, JAMS
Jeffrey T. Zaino, American Arbitration Association

1.5 Skills

10:30-10:45 a.m.Break 
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Provider Perspectives on Arbitrator and Counsel Best Practices in Arbitration

Moderator:  Jeffrey T. Zaino, American Arbitration Association
Panel Members
Citlalli Grace, CPR
J. Brian Johns, International Case Counsel, ICDR
Mansi Karol, AAA Director of ADR Services
Marek Krasula, Counsel, ICC
Katherine Bayer, Office of Dispute Resolution, FINRA
Matthew P. York, General Manager, JAMS

1.0 Areas of Professional Practice Credit


11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.


Distinctive Differences Between International and Domestic Arbitration – What Each Can Learn from the Other

Moderator:  Rekha Rangachari, NYIAC
Panel Members
Luis Martinez, ICDR
Richard L. Mattiaccio, Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP
Dana MacGrath, Bentham Capital LLC 
William H. Taft, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP   
Nancy K. Thevenin, General Counsel, United States Council for International Business

1.0 Areas of Professional Practice Credit

12:45-1:45 p.m.                   Lunch

1:45-2:15 p.m.


Keynote Address:  The Compelling Role of Arbitration in Domestic and International Dispute Resolution – Some Suggestions for Making it Better

Prof. John D. Feerick, Fordham Law School

0.5 Areas of Professional Practice Credit

2:15-2:30 p.m. 

Report by John S. Kiernan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Chair of Chief Judge’s Advisory Committee on Advancing ADR in the New York Court System

2:30-4:00 p.m. 



Workshop as to Notable Recurring Areas Requiring Close Attention:

>Handling multiple related claims in employment and health insurance arbitrations;
>Things arbitration might learn from court practice, including:
  - The administration of ESI;
  - Proportionality---What does it really mean? To what extent do we really require it? Should we require it more?
  - The role of the hearsay rule; and
  - Limiting cross and redirect;
>Recurrent legal issues of significance to arbitration
  - Scope of attorney/client privilege;
  - Parol evidence that never eventuates - and potential cost        consequences; and Comparative fault in contract vs. tort law;
>Justice versus efficiency – the balance between running an efficient process and hearing people out: Should we sometimes permit more process than is efficient?
>Technology Cases
  - Special challenges of high-tech cases; and
  - Mitigating the risks of cyber intrusion into the arbitration process.

Moderator:  Charles J. Moxley, Jr., Esq., MoxleyADR LLC
Panel Members 
Albert M. Appel, Appel ADR
Alfred G. Feliu, Feliu Neutral Services, LLC
Stephen P. Gilbert, Independent Arbitrator and Mediator
Hon. Faith Hochberg (Ret.), Judge Hochberg ADR

1.5 Skills Credit

 4:00-4:15 p.m.                 Break

4:15-5:30 p.m.  


Practice Development – How to Get More and Bigger Cases as a Neutral
Moderator: Prof. Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, Fordham Law School
Panel Members
Hon. Carolyn E. Demarest (Ret.), JAMS
Ross J. Kartez, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.
Deborah Masucci, Masucci Dispute Management and Resolution
Dani Schwartz, Wachtel Missry LLP
David C. Singer, Singer ADR

1.5 Areas of Professional Practice Credit 

5:30 p.m.                              Adjourn

5:30-7:00 p.m.


Wine and Cheese Reception

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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GDPR 1 Month to Go 
Previously recorded webinar - Access the recording via the Corporate Counsel Section Community

It is only weeks until the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR brings in a host of new obligations for all businesses with interests in Europe. Find out from experts, peers and colleges what last-minute steps companies can take to prepare for GDPR.  

Agenda Topics:
-Priorities for the next month
-Strategies and tactics for reasonable risk management 

Gerard Stegmaier, Partner | Reed Smith  
Stacy Marcus, Partner | Reed Smith 
David Perlman, SVP and General Counsel
 | Citizen Watch Company of America 
Cassandra Porter, Senior Privacy Counsel
 | Cognizant Technology Solutions

Recorded on April 16, 2018
NO MCLE Credits

Life as In-House Counsel: How to Get There and What to Expect
Recorded April 4, 2018
This free program does not offer CLE Credit.

Co-Sponsored by the In-House Counsel Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association and the Corporate Counsel Section and Lawyers in Transition Committee of the New York State Bar Association

Westchester County Bar Association
2 Westchester Park Drive Conference Center | Ground Level | White Plains, NY 10604

Debbie Epstein Henry, Co-Founder, Bliss Lawyers and Founder, DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing
Vicki R. Walcott-Edim, Esq., Senior Counsel, Employment Law, Mastercard
Janet Baker, Assistant, Esq., General Counsel, EXLService Holdings, Inc, (Secondment via Bliss Lawyers)
Alexandra (Lexie) Pitney, Esq,m Senior Counsel, Global Investigations, Xylem Inc.
H. Douglas Garfield, Senior Director, Global Customs & Trade, PepsiCo, Inc. 



Never fear... We recorded it!

Now available free for Corporate Counsel Section members and Business Law Section Members. (If you're not a Corporate Counsel Section Member... Why not join? Dues are just $30 with NYSBA membership. Join online, or call 800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)


Key Legal and Strategic Considerations and Practical Tips on How Organizations Can Navigate Issues of Civil Liability, Regulatory Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution.

Presented by the Corporate Counsel Section at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 27, 2016. 

1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice for experienced attorneys. Those who attended the live presentation are not eligible to receive credit twice.


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Recorded October 14, 2016: Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section Fall Meeting, Albany, NY

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Total Credits: 1.5 in Ethics, for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years).

Presented by the NYSBA Corporate Counsel Law Section on October 14, 2016, at the Business Law/Corporate Counsel Sections' Joint Fall Meeting in Albany, "Doing Business in NYS: Challenges & Opportunities."

As technology evolves and clients become more cost-conscious, opportunities present themselves to utilize technology to streamline your practice and, in some cases, automate certain tasks. Attorneys can spend less time on tasks, focusing on the substance, while clients are content with the efficiency. But, the question always forefront on our minds as attorneys: what are the ethical pitfalls, and how do we avoid them? Join us to hear this panel on cutting-edge legal technology and the ethical considerations.

NYSBA Member price: $50 | Non-Member Price: $75
Corporate Counsel Section or Business Law Section Member Price: $35

Not a member of the Business Law or Corporate Counsel Sections? Dues are only $25 (Business) and $30 (Corporate Counsel) per year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online: Corporate Counsel | Business Law or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.



See also: Overview of NYS Lobbying; and Challenges of Business in NYS (Business Law Section panel recorded October 14, 2016)

1.5 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice, for experienced attorneys - Discounty for Business Law Section and Corpoarte Counsel Section Members


Bonus Segments (FREE)

Keynote Luncheon Address: "Building Smarter Cities: Trends, Research & Lessons Learned"
Speaker: Meghan Cook, Program Director for the Center of Technology in Government, University at Albany
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