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How to Select the Right Arbitrator: Tips from the Experts

August 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join SVAMC CEO, Les Schiefelbein and SVAMC Board Member, Sarah Reynolds for the upcoming JAMS/Loyola webinar on selecting the right arbitrator.

Selecting the arbitrator is the most important step in an arbitration, and attorneys often miss or do not know of opportunities to identify the right arbitrator. Hear experts address issues such as:

  • Evaluating disclosures
  • How to find a “managerial” arbitrator
  • How to read an arbitrator’s resume
  • Criteria to look for, such as diversity, subject matter or procedural expertise, and judicial or advocacy experience
  • Alternatives to the rank-and-strike procedure
  • Interviewing arbitrator candidates
  • Reviewing arbitrator work pro


  • Les Schiefelbein, SVAMC Founder and CEO, Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution, Silicon Valley
  • Sarah Reynolds, SVAMC Board Member and Managing Partner, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP, Chicago
  • William Fitzgerald, Arbitration Consultant, Former Commercial Arbitration, Los Angeles
  • Serena Lee, General Manager, JAMS, San Francisco

Date & Time
Tuesday, August 17, 20201
10:00am – 11:00am Pacific
1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern

1 hour General MCLE



August 17, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am