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March 2021

Advice from the Frontlines: A Conversation with Leading Women in International Arbitration

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Please join us for SVAMC's International Women's Day Event in partnership with Harney's. Tune in to hear leading arbitration practitioners provide insights about their career paths. Speakers Sarah Reynolds: SVAMC Executive Board Member and Partner, Mayer Brown Stephanie Cohen: Independent Arbitrator Allison Pearsall: Senior Group Counsel, Veolia Environment Sally Harpole: Independent Arbitrator Victoria Shannon Sahani: Associate Dean of Faculty Development, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Paula Gibbs: Senior Associate, Harney's Date & Time March 8, 2021…

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IP, Data Use and Data Sharing

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

AI and Machine Learning  depend on data sets and data quality to advance patient care and research. SVAMC Tech List Appointee  and Partner at Moses & Singer, William Tanenbaum, along with David Rabinowitz and Toby Butterfield will address the scope of IP protection for data and structuring agreements for data sharing as they address the following topics: ·         AI and Machine Learning for Lawyers ·         Scope of copyright, trade secret, and patent protection ·         IP protection for algorithms and Machine…

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Views from the Frontlines: Hot Topics in International Arbitration for 2021

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We invite you to attend a virtual CLE Seminar on "Views from the Frontlines: Hot Topics in International Arbitration for 2021" hosted by White & Case LLP, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Omni Bridgeway, and Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center. This live CLE webinar will discuss emerging issues and trends that will shape international arbitration over the following year. The webinar will include a live Q&A session. Moderator: Marcio Vasconcellos, Musick Peeler Panelists: Brody Greenwald, White & Case LLP, SVAMC Member Nilufar Hossain, Omni…

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Venture Summit Virtual Connect West

March 16 @ 11:30 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm

Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) is pleased to sponsor the Venture Summit Virtual Connect West. A highly productive venture conference, Venture Summit Virtual Connect West will bring together over 1,500 VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, ‎Industry executives and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies; will feature ‎One-on-One networking (online), more than 150 VCs as speakers/ judges; Venture panels, startup workshops, presentations by more than 100 Top Innovators and ‎Keynotes. Special Offer: SVAMC has made a special…

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SVAMC Corporate Counsel ADR Clinic Webinar No. 2 | What Does a Mediator Add That the Parties Can’t Do Themselves

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

The Corporate Counsel Task Force of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) and Debevoise & Plimpton are pleased to invite you to a series of informal discussions between current and former in-house counsel to share practical insights on planning and managing technology disputes. For our second session, Les Schiefelbein (CEO of SVAMC, formerly at Lockheed Martin) will invite special guest Liz Chung (Microsoft Korea) and Ken Korea (formerly at Samsung) to discuss how a mediator can add value…

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USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Fifth Annual Symposium – Bridging the Common and Civil Law Chasm (Webinar 1)

March 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

USC Gould School of Law and JAMS are pleased to invite you to our Fifth Annual Symposium. Our Annual International Arbitration Symposium for 2020 was postponed on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.  We offer, in its place, a series of three webinars covering the planned topics from last year.  Each will run about two hours and will be free to attendees. We have added a networking session immediately following each webinar – each panelist will conduct a separate break-out session…

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Mapping the Deployment and Potential of the DLT/blockchain in Non-Financial Industries and Sectors | Roundtable 2

March 19 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

This is an invitation to participate in a series of virtual roundtables organized by the Working Group on Dispute Resolution in International Blockchain-based Transactions of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC). The next roundtable in the series, which will examine Mapping the Deployment and Potential of the DLT/blockchain in Non-Financial Industries and Sectors will take place on Friday 19 March 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 UTC.  We will learn from leading experts in the field about real-life applications of DLT/Blockchain (not possibilities, but…

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SVAMC Corporate Counsel ADR Clinic Webinar No. 3 | Internal and External Disagreements: Is Resolving Them Really Different?

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

The Corporate Counsel Task Force of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) and Debevoise & Plimpton are pleased to invite you to a series of informal discussions between current and former in-house counsel to share practical insights on planning and managing technology disputes. For our second session, Mike Lampert (LampertADR) will invite special guest Erin Gleason Alvarez (Gleason Alvarez ADR) and Bill Crosby (Interpublic Group) to discuss the difference in resolving internal and external disagreements. Date & Time…

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International Arbitration Doctrinal Foundation and Practical Applications in 2021

March 26 @ 12:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center is proud to sponsor the Santa Clara Journal of International Law 2021 Symposium.  Thematically, this event is focused on three broad topics: The doctrine and theoretical basics of international arbitration The procedural basics and best practices in international arbitration The practical applications of international arbitration in key industries including, Energy, IP/Tech, and Construction/Engineering. The keynote speaker, Ms. Chiann Bao, will tie the event together with a speech on the challenges and opportunities for international…

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SVAMC Corporate Counsel ADR Clinic Webinar No. 4 | Strategic Tips for Arbitrator Selection in Technology Cases

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

The Corporate Counsel Task Force of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) and Debevoise & Plimpton are pleased to invite you to a series of informal discussions between current and former in-house counsel to share practical insights on planning and managing technology disputes. For our fourth session, Mark Morril (MorrilADR) will invite special guests Kai-Uwe Karl (GE Renewable Energy) and Sonia Farber (Kluk Farber) to discuss strategic tips for arbitrator selection in technology cases. Date & Time Tuesday, March 30, 2021…

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April 2021

Legal Transactions Based on DLT/Blockchain Technology, the Current Regulatory Framework and Challenges (Part I)

April 9 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am

This is the third in a series of roundtables focused on the current status of the DLT/blockchain industry, the legal transactions that arise from it, and the dispute resolution mechanisms relied upon by users, developers and other parties. The event will take place on Friday 9 April 2021 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm UTC. We will learn from leading experts in the field about legal transactions based on DLT/Blockchain technology, the current and emerging regulatory framework and challenges. The format will…

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SVAMC YP Tech Talk with Lise Alm of the SCC | Digital Platforms and Online Dispute Resolution – Challenge or Opportunity?

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Please join us for our next SVAMC-YP Tech Talk featuring a discussion with Lise Alm on "Digital Platforms and Online Dispute Resolution – Challenge or Opportunity?"  Lise is a lawyer and business developer with a background in the tech community. She is Head of Business Development at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) working with innovation, product development and communication. Her role includes analysing the future of international dispute resolution with a special focus on the…

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