October 2018

USCIB Arbitrating B2B Data Breach Disputes
October 3, 2018

New York, USA

Organized by the USCIB Arbitration Transactional and Corporate Counsel Subcommittees

Every news cycle seems to bring to light another data breach. Target. SONY. Anthem. Fitbit. The list is long and varied. Compounded by mandatory breach reporting required by GDPR and U.S. legislation, privacy and security litigation in consumer cases is increasing. While not as publicized, business-to-business disputes arising from security incidents between companies are also on the rise. This program will discuss the coming wave of data privacy and security commercial disputes between businesses, the legal claims and defenses asserted in these cases (especially internationally), and the key role of ADR in resolving these disputes.

Divided into two panels, this two-hour program will discuss both the business problem of B2B data breaches and the ADR solution to resolving these inevitable disputes.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Noon to 2:00pm
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 23rd Floor, New York, New York

featuring SVAMC Chairman Gary L. Benton

TechArb and ArbTech
Arbitrating technology-related disputes and the use of technology in arbitral proceedings

October 18, 2018

London, England

The LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center young professionals group (SVAMC-YP) and Young Arbitral Women Practitioners (YAWP) are pleased to invite you to their joint “TechArb and ArbTech” event on 18 October 2018 in London.

The conference will take place at Techspace in Shoreditch from 3 pm to 7 pm, followed by drinks. The first panel will discuss issues specific to the arbitration of technology-related disputes. The second panel will focus on the use of technology in the arbitral process and the impact of emerging technologies on arbitration as an industry.

Speakers with hands-on experience of their respective topics will share practical and innovative insights and participants will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion in interactive sessions.

DAA Dutch Arbitration Day 2018: Technology and Innovation in International Arbitration
October 18, 2018

The Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Presented by the Dutch Arbitration Association, this program will look at the impact of Artificial Intelligence, e-discovery, document automation, legal design, arbitrator intelligence and more. What lies ahead of us? Will new technologies disrupt or enhance the arbitral process? How can we benefit from technology and innovation to make arbitration more efficient, more transparent and less costly? What are the risks and challenges for arbitrators, practitioners and institutes?

CLA Webinar: The Devil’s in the Details:  A Litigator’s Guide to Interpreting & Understanding the Subtleties of a Dispute Resolution Clause
October 24, 2018


Litigators are often entering mediations and arbitrations with dispute resolution clauses that are drafted too vaguely, too specifically…and sometimes are just right.

Join Serena Lee, Vice President of the American Arbitration Association’s San Francisco regional office, who will moderate a panel including the Honorable Alice Sullivan (Ret). and Lester Schiefelbein, former general counsel of Lockheed Martin Space and now an active full time domestic and international arbitrator, who will give an “insider’s peek” into what business clients want and expect, and what arbitrators see as frequent pitfalls – and best practices – in how ADR clauses are interpreted and what litigators can and should do in the face of a problematic clause.  They will discuss common issues that arise when a clause is unclear, offer examples of how litigators either help or hurt the efficiency and effectiveness of the arbitration process when dealing with a problematic clause, and provide some best practices and insights to attendees.

November 2018

SVAMC and WIPO Advanced Issues in Tech and Patent ADR

November 7, 2018

Palo Alto, USA

Join leading corporate counsel, tech litigators, the Director of the Silicon Valley Office of the USPTO, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, and experienced mediators and arbitrators as we address ADR in tech and IP cases.

– Making mediation work in the tech/patent case
– Arbitrating domestic tech/patent cases: from planning to advocacy at the hearing
– Effective use of international tech and patent arbitration
– Enforcing tech and patent arbitration awards

Organized by:
WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Farella Braun + Martel

Supported by:
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Complimentary admission – November 7 at Wilson Sonsini’s Palo Alto offices.

Alexander Lecture
November 13, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The Alexander Lecture is considered one of the most respected events in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) calendar. This year’s lecture will take place during CIArb Congress in Atlanta and will be delivered by SVAMC Tech List Appointee Ambassador (r.) David Huebner.

The evening will also play host to a networking drinks reception.

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ACC/SVAMC/AAA-ICDR/iTech Law present: Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Technology Dispute Resolution Conference: Open Forum with New York

November 14, 2018

Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY | 9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join leading corporate counsel, litigators and dispute experts from across the tech field on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 for this interactive open forum. Panels will feature thought leaders in the fields of tech litigation and ADR covering the following discussion topics:

  • Smarter, Faster and Cheaper Litigation and Arbitration for Tech Company Disputes
  • ACC Corporate Counsel Roundtable: Creative Business Strategies for Avoiding and Resolving Tech Disputes
  • Strategic Planning for Tech Development, Licensing, Distribution, Outsourcing and Copyright, Trade Secret and Patent Disputes
  • Key Strategies for International Tech Disputes
  • Spotlight on the Privacy Shield, GDPR, Data Security and Data Breach


Thanks to our co-hosts Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR) and iTechLaw

January 2019

January 18, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference
ASU Downtown – Phoenix, AZ

Sessions in:

— Technology in arbitration, arbitration in technology
— Climate change arbitration
— China’s belt and road program
— Corporate counsel’s take