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June 2021

Arbitrating IP Disputes: How to Anticipate and Manage Them

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) and Fox Williams are pleased to invite you to a discussion on Arbitrating IP disputes: how to anticipate and manage them. A panel of in-house counsel and law firm practitioners will share practical insights on arbitral disputes involving IP rights, covering issues such as: • strategic considerations on when and whether to resort to arbitration • emergency relief • navigating through various jurisdictions • damages issues specific to IP rights. Moderated by…

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SVAMC-YP Tech Talks: Tech, Start-ups and Dispute Resolution

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Please join us for a virtual conference in partnership with the Young Croatian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) on Tech, Start-ups and Dispute Resolution. 6:00 - 6:15pm: Tech Disputes From the Eyes of Counsel and Arbitrator Claire Morel de Westgaver, SVAMC Steering Committee Member and Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, London Ema Vidak Gojković, Principal, Vidak Arbitration, New York 6:15 - 6:30pm: Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for Start-Ups Gustavo Moser, Academic and Practitioner 6:30 - 6:45pm: Blockchain Arbitration Sophie Nappert, Independent Arbitrator at 3VB, London…

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August 2021

SVAMC Corporate Counsel ADR Clinic Webinar No. 6 | When Time Is of the Essence: Making Expedited and Emergency Procedures Work for You

August 12 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am

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 sixth session, Chiann Bao (Arbitrator) will invite special guests R. Peter Durning, Jr. (Senior Counsel) and Marek Krasula (Director, Arbitration and ADR, North America) to discuss making expedited and emergency procedures work for your…

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How to Select the Right Arbitrator: Tips from the Experts

August 17 @ 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…

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TIAC Spotlight Series – Uzbek Arbitration Week

August 26 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center Young Professionals (SVAMC-YP) is pleased to join Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC) for a webinar during Uzbek Arbitration Week on "Technology Dispute Resolution and Use of Technology in International Arbitration." Speakers include Grant Kim, SVAMC International Committee, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Member Prof. Patricia Shaughnessy, SVAMC Task Force on Tech Disputes, Tech Companies and International Arbitration, Co-Chair Claire Morel de Westgaver, SVAMC YP Steering Committee Member, Board of Directors, Member, TIAC Working Group…

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September 2021

SIAC Virtual Congress

September 10

SVAMC is pleased to sponsor the 2021 Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Virtual Congress on September 10, 2021. Date & Time Friday, 10 September 2021, 9am – 6.00pm (SGT) Registration Link Download Program Brochure

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10th Annual Conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society

September 12 - September 14

AtlAS at 10: Past, Present and A Bold New Future For International Arbitration SVAMC is pleased to have four members speaking on panels discussing "Tomorrow Land: International ADR in Next Generation Industries." Sunday, September 12, 2021 16:00 - 17:00 ET -- Entertainment and Media Disputes Moderator: Ucheora Onwuamaegbu, Arent Fox, SVAMC member 17:15 - 18:15 ET -- Space Law Disputes Moderator: Les Schiefelbein, Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution, SVAMC CEO 17:15 - 18:15 ET -- Life Science & Tech. Disputes Moderator:…

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Arbitration and Trade Secrets – Paris Arbitration Week 2021

September 23 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

As part of Paris Arbitration Week 2021, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) is delighted to invite you to a virtual panel discussion on Arbitration and Trade Secrets. The event, moderated by Stan Putter will include an excellent line-up of speakers including Sana Belaid, Senior Counsel at Cisco Systems, Ignacio de Castro, Deputy Director of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, SVAMC Board member Sarah Reynolds, SVAMC member Patricia Shaughnessy and SVAMC Board member, Claire Morel De Westgaver. SVAMC…

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October 2021

Accelerating Change from our Blind Spots in International Dispute Resolution

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SVAMC is proud to participate in this webinar hosted by the California Lawyers Association (CLA). Where are our blind spots when it comes to culture and diversity in international dispute resolution? Arbitration and mediation are processes premised on their constituencies agreeing to resolve future or existing disputes with the assistance of an independent neutral or group of neutrals. In arbitration, we rely on the arbitrator to fairly decide the merits; in mediation, we rely on the mediator to facilitate a…

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ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Ombuds Day 2021

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

SVAMC is proud to be a cooperating sponsor for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Ombuds Days 2021. Ombuds Day 2021 registration is open! This year’s theme is “Ombuds: exploring options to resolve conflict together.” On October 14th, join ombuds and leaders from the tech, immigration, K-12 education, and long-term care sectors to understand how ombuds help stakeholders resolve problems. Date October 14, 2021 Link to Register While this event is intended for individuals who are not familiar with the ombuds…

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ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Mediation Week 2021

October 18 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm

SVAMC is proud to be a cooperating sponsor for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution's Mediation Week. The future is here - registration for Mediation Week 2021 is now OPEN. Click below to reserve your virtual spot for a festive week of mediation programming from October 18-22. Do you ever feel like seeing the future would help you solve your problems? Mediation Week 2021 will show how mediation has the power to do just that. Whether you are a seasoned…

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The Arbitration of Cybersecurity Breach Disputes: Focus on Lawyers

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

A panel of SVAMC experts will take on a broad range of challenging questions regarding the arbitration of cybersecurity disputes -- especially as they impact lawyers. What kinds of cybersecurity breaches are lawyers dealing with? What are the ethical rules and requirements that apply to a lawyer's and arbitrator's obligation to prepare for security breaches? How have client expectations developed for express assurances of cybersecurity protection? What new demands related to the risk of breach are insurers making of law…

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