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

March 17, 2021 @ 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 on a selected topic for about 45 minutes following the main program.  This is an opportunity to interact in smaller groups with our panelists and other attendees.

Webinar 1

Settlement Promotion by International Arbitrators – Convergence of Systems or the Eternal Divide?

March 17, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific/11:00 a.m. Eastern/4:00 p.m. London/11:00 p.m. Singapore

Moderated breakout sessions to follow panel presentations

CA and NY CLE credit will be provided

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Richard Chernick, Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS – Los Angeles, USA
Symposium Chair, Judith O. Hollinger ADR Advisory Board

Keynote and Second Annual Dorothy Nelson Lecture

Honoring Judge Dorothy Nelson, a Senior Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where she has served since 1979. She is the former dean of the Gould School of Law (1969-1979) and was a professor of law at the law school (1957-1979). Judge Nelson founded the Western Justice Center in 1987 and continues to be instrumental in its growth and considerable success. She is a true pioneer in the field of mediation and ADR.

Klaus Peter Berger, Arbitrator & Professor, University of Cologne – Cologne, Germany


Nathan O’Malley, Partner & Head of International Litigation and Arbitration, Musick Peeler – Los


Grant Kim, SVAMC Member, Partner, LimNexis – San Francisco, USA

Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang, Senior Associate, Peter & Kim – Geneva, Switzerland

Rogier Schellaars, Partner, Van Doorne – Amsterdam, Netherlands



March 17, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am