New York State Bar Association Joint Program of Commercial and Federal Litigation Section And Dispute Resolution Section
CROSS-FERTILIZATION OF BEST PRACTICES RECOMMENDATIONS BY COMFED AND THE DR SECTION FOR IMPROVING DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE COURTS AND IN ARBITRATION
Fordham Law School | Costantino RM 2-02 | 150 W 62nd St | New York, NY 10023
March 13, 2017
7.5 CLE credits in professional practice, this program qualifies for newly admitted attorneys.
Dispute Resolution and Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Members: $100
NYSBA Member: $200
Non-NYSBA Member: $300
Attorneys Admitted 5 Years or Less: $75
Law Student: $50
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
Speakers: Charles J. Moxley, Jr., Program Co-Chair, Jeffrey T. Zaino, Program Co-Chair and Dean John D. Feerick
9:15-10:55 a.m. - What the Litigation World Has Been Doing to Improve the Courts—and What the Arbitration World Can Learn from Those Effort
This Panel will focus on a discussion of recent reports of ComFed and of the State Bar generally on how to improve the administration of justice in the courts—and then will focus on a discussion about what the arbitration world can learn from these efforts in order to improve the administration of justice in arbitration.
Moderator: Charles J. Moxley, Jr.
ComFed Presenters: Jonathan D. Lupkin, Paul D. Sarkozi, David H. Tennant
DR Section Commentators: William L.D. Barrett, Sasha Carbone, Abigail Pessen
10:55-11:05 a.m. - Break
11:05-12:45 p.m. - What the Arbitration World Has Been Doing to Improve Arbitration—and What the Courts Can Learn from Those Efforts
This panel will focus on the flip side of panel 1: It will present a discussion of the various reports and efforts of the Dispute Resolution Section and of other parts of the arbitration world to improve commercial arbitration and particularly to make it more expeditious and economical—and then will turn to the subject of what the courts can learn from these efforts by the arbitration world to aid the courts to improve the handling of individual cases in the courts.
Moderator: Jeffrey T. Zaino
DR Section Presenters: Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret., JAMS), Edna Sussman, John H. Wilkinson
ComFed Commentators: Steven C. Bennett, Ignatius Grande, James M. Wicks
12:45-1:40 p.m. - LUNCH
1:45-3:00 p.m.- Electronic Discovery—The Current State of Play as to the Scope of Electronic Discovery in the Courts and in Arbitration: What the Rules Say and What is Actually Happening
This panel will focus on the current rules as to electronic discovery, as applied in the courts and in arbitration. The particular focus will be on both the rules themselves and how they tend to be applied in the courts and in arbitration generally.
Moderator: Steven Skulnik
ComFed Presenters: Gregory K. Arenson, Maura A. Grossman, Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky (Ret.)
DR Section Presenters: Sherman W. Kahn, Daniel F. Kolb, Richard L. Mattiaccio
3:00-3:15 a.m. -Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. - Search for a Solution—How the Arbitration World and the Courts Can Keep ESI Within the Limits of Proportionality, Efficiency and Economy
This panel will take the discussion of Panel 3 one step further: It will involve a discussion not only of how electronic discovery is handled today in the courts and in arbitration, but also of how we can improve the handling of such discovery, both in the courts and in arbitration, in order to deliver more expeditious and economical justice in both forums.
Moderator: Charles J. Moxley, Jr.
Speakers: Hon. Carolyn E. Demarest, Hon. Ron J. Hedges (Ret.), Hon. Frank Maas (Ret.), Carla Miller, Aníbal Martin Sabater
4:15-5:15 p.m. - What the Institutions Can Do to Foster the Objective of Expeditious and Economical Dispute Resolution in Arbitration and in the Courts
This panel will attempt to pull together the entire day’s discussion, from the perspective of arbitration providers and the courts, as to what steps can be taken by those institutions to improve the administration of justice in commercial cases in both types of forums.
Moderator: Rekha Rangachari
Speakers: Rocío Digón, Helena Tavares Erickson, Clara Flebus, Luis M. Martinez, Matthew York
5:15-5:25 p.m. Closing Comments/Final Wrap-Up
Speakers: Rekha Rangachari, Program Co-Chair and Steven Skulnik, Program Co-Chair
5:25-7:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception