THE DIVERSITY DIVIDEND: MOVING FROM BIAS TO INCLUSIVENESS IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Please join ArbitralWomen as we launch our AW Diversity Toolkit™ at a full-day diversity conference hosted by the American Arbitration Association. Open to men and women.

Led by our esteemed panelists, discussions will include:

  • The business case and moral case for diversity in international arbitration
  • Not just a women’s issue, who is affected by unconscious bias and how
  • What institutions, corporations and organizations can do to increase diversity
  • Identifying unconscious bias: how it impacts arbitration and arbitrators
  • Diversity by inclusiveness
  • Practical ways to recognize and deal with unconscious bias – pitfalls and how to overcome them.

Programme

9:00–9:30 Registration

9:30–9:40 AW President’s Welcome

  • Dana MacGrath, ArbitralWomen President, Sidley Austin LLP, New York

9:40–10:00 Introduction

  • Louise Barrington, ArbitralWomen co-founder, independent arbitrator, Arbitration Place, Toronto, Hong Kong

10:00–10:50 Session 1: Panel Discussion: Not just a Women’s Issue – Who is impacted by unconscious bias and how?

Moderator:

  • Laurence Burger, Partner, Landolt & Koch, Geneva

Panelists:

  • Benjamin G. Davis, Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law, Immediate Past Chair, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Asoid García Márquez, ArbitralWomen Vice President, Advisor on Legal Affairs UNESCO, Paris
  • Mirèze Philippe, ArbitralWomen co-founder, Special Counsel ICC, Paris
  • Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director, New York International Arbitration Center

10:50–11:10 Networking coffee break (20 minutes)

11:10–12:00 Session 2: Panel Discussion: Creating a New “Normal” – Recognising and dealing with unconscious bias in ourselves and others

Moderator:

  • Theodore K. Cheng, ADR Office of Theo Cheng LLC, New Jersey

Speakers:

  • Mélida Hodgson, Partner, Foley Hoag, New York
  • Martin Jackson, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, New York
  • Noiana Marigo, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York
  • Catherine A. Rogers, Professor, Penn State Law & Queen Mary, University of London, founder of Arbitrator Intelligence

12:00–13:00 Lunch

13:00–14:00 Session 3: Panel Discussion: What (more) can institutions and organisations do?

Moderator:

  • Dana MacGrath, ArbitralWomen President, Sidley Austin LLP

Speakers:

  • Olivier André, Vice President, CPR, New York
  • Lorraine Brennan, arbitrator and mediator with JAMS, New York
  • Prof. Claudia Martín, Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law and Member of the Secretariat of the GQUAL Campaign
  • Luis Martinez, Vice President, AAA-ICDR, New York
  • Aviva Will, Senior Managing Director, Burford Capital, New York

14:00–15:30 Session 4: Improving Diversity and Inclusiveness – What can each of us do?

Facilitated Brainstorming Groups
Anticipates group reports and discussion during last 30 minutes

3:30–3:45 Introduction of the ArbitralWomen Diversity Toolkit™

  • Louise Barrington

15:45–16:00 Q&A on the ArbitralWomen Diversity Toolkit™

16:00–16:15 Edna Sussman – AAAICDR Foundation

16:15–16:30 Synthesis and Concluding Remarks

Conference is followed by a networking reception

Speakers

  • Olivier André, Vice President, CPR Institute, New York
  • Louise Barrington, ArbitralWomen co-founder, independent arbitrator, Arbitration Place, Toronto, Hong Kong
  • Lorraine Brennan, arbitrator and mediator, JAMS, New York
  • Laurence Burger, Partner, Landolt & Koch, Geneva
  • Theodore K. Cheng, ADR Office of Theo Cheng LLC, New Jersey
  • Benjamin G. Davis, Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law
  • Mélida Hodgson, Partner, Foley Hoag, New York
  • Martin Jackson, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, New York
  • Dana MacGrath, ArbitralWomen President, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Prof. Claudía Martin, Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law and Member of the Secretariat of the GQUAL Campaign
  • Noiana Marigo, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York
  • Asoid García Márquez, ArbitralWomen Vice President, Advisor on Legal Affairs UNESCO, Paris
  • Luis Martinez, Vice President, AAA-ICDR, New York
  • Mirèze Philippe, ArbitralWomen co-founder, Special Counsel ICC, Paris
  • Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director, New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)
  • Catherine A. Rogers, Professor, Penn State Law & Queen Mary, University of London, founder of Arbitrator Intelligence
  • Edna Sussman, independent arbitrator, New York
  • Aviva Will, Senior Managing Director, Burford Capital, New York
  • Event Details
  • Location: New York
  • Start Date: 08/11/2018 9:00 am
  • End Date: 08/11/2018 5:00 pm