Practice Points

Canadian Court Decides NY Convention’s Requirement Is Inclusive

By Daniel Urbas – March 31, 2021 | The court held that the requirement of a written arbitration agreement includes emails and texts.

Québec Court Enforces Ex Parte Award Stemming from Email Notice

By Daniel Urbas – March 22, 2021 | Parties can confidently obtain a fair, prompt, enforceable resolution by nominating an experienced arbitrator, involving an established administering institution, and appearing before a court supportive of arbitration.

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Articles

The Future of Virtual Document Discovery

By Suzanne Wynn Ockleberry – April 8, 2021 | An arbitrator’s use of pre-hearing subpoenas for production of documents in the wake of COVID-19.

Prehearing Issues Raised by Virtual Hearings of FINRA Arbitrations

By Josh Jones and Joel Everest – March 15, 2021 | Panels are denying motions to proceed virtually in roughly a third of the cases in which they are filed. Here are some of the arguments being made in opposition to such motions.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

How to Become a Neutral Part II

By Brain Farkas and Theo Chang – July 21, 2020 | In this series on "How to Become a Neutral," the ABA Section of Litigation's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee will interview leading mediators and arbitrators about their career paths and offer guidance to those considering roles as neutrals. In this episode, Brian Farkas (Arent Fox LLP) talks with Theo Chang (ADR Office of Theo Cheng). (22:58 min)

How to Become a Neutral: A Conversation with Edna Sussman

By Edna Sussman and Brain Farkas – July 3, 2020 | In this series on "How to Become a Neutral," the ABA Section of Litigation's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee will interview leading mediators and arbitrators about their career paths and offer guidance to those considering roles as neutrals. In this episode, Brian Farkas (Arent Fox LLP) talks with Edna Sussman (Susman ADR, LLC). (21:17 min)

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