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Webinar - ADR in a Time of Pandemics and Global Warming: How the System Must Adapt to the Future (USC Gould/JAMS Arbitration Institute Webinar Series)
USC Gould/JAMS Arbitration Institute Webinar Series: The Future of Dispute Resolution
Webinar 2 of 3

Date: August 5 at 12PM PT/ 3PM ET

Much has been said about the present COVID-19 pandemic, but the reality is that most economies are now reopening for business. Corporate counsel, institutions, private practice lawyers and ADR professionals are now faced with the challenge of planning for a future where pandemics and other global disruptions will threaten global business operations again. How should the ADR community react to the challenge of serving the needs of globalized business in a time of pandemics, natural disasters and widespread socio-economic disruption?

Amongst the topics discussed, the panel will consider the following issues:
- Will the role of ADR in resolving cross-border disputes expand or contract? Does the inevitable change in supply chain practices, emphasizing supplier redundancy and resiliency, increase or decrease the need for international dispute resolution?
- What are the merits and challenges of increased use of technology in ADR proceedings? What does recent experience suggest about the effectiveness of remote mediations?
- Is the standard arbitration clause now inadequate in dealing with future economic disruptions? Should special provision in arbitration clauses be made for summary disposition of force majeure and other related claims?

Moderator: Lorraine M. Brennan, Arbitrator & Mediator, JAMS – New York
- Laura Abrahamson, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Head of Litigation, AECOM – Los Angeles
- Howard Carsman, Global Construction Claims Manager, Intel Corporation – Portland
- Marek Krasula, Counsel, International Court of Arbitration (ICC) - New York
- Nathan O'Malley, Partner & Head of International Litigation and Arbitration, Musick Peeler - Los Angeles

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Aug 5, 2020 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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