New York Arbitration Week

November 15-19, 2021

New York Stories: Career Options, Opportunities and Challenges in International Arbitration

Program Host: ArbitralWomen
When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
9:00
 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

In recent years, we have seen much change in the field of international arbitration, including many professionals in the field choosing to pivot to a different role.  This has occurred despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic having a visible impact on the field.

As a testament to the exceptional opportunities New York has to offer, ArbitralWomen will present a morning panel discussion among members of the international arbitration field who will share stories about their own professional changes and comment on career transitions they have observed in the field, illustrating the resiliency and perseverance of the members of our international arbitration community.

Moderators

Yasmine Lahlou; Partner, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP & Board Member, ArbitralWomen; New York, NY, USA

Louise Woods; Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP & Vice President, ArbitralWomen; London, UK

Speakers

Chris Alberti; Chief of ADR and General Counsel, Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA), former Assistant Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR); Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Lorraine Brennan; Independent Arbitrator, JAMS & Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law School, formerly held positions with CPR Institute, ICC/USCIB, and Milbank LLP; New York, NY, USA

Dana MacGrath; Independent Arbitrator, MacGrath Arbitration & President, ArbitralWomen, previously Investment Manager and In-House Legal Counsel, Omni Bridgeway; New York, NY, USA

Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld; Partner, Hanefeld Law Firm & Global Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU Law School in Paris (Spring 2022); Hamburg, Germany

E. Rainbow Willard; Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, previously Counsel, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP; Washington, D.C., USA

Afternoon Sessions: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Additionally, ArbitralWomen will hold two other networking sessions on the day of the panel discussion.

A request for CLE credit for non-transitional Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias for all NY Bar Members and law school graduates is pending for the Morning Session.  To receive credit, please record the codes that will be displayed on the screen during the program and submit the CLE form (linked below) and evaluation. You must provide your state bar/ARDC number in order to receive credit.

Breakout room leaders:

2:30-3:30pm ET November 17

Gaëlle Filhol; Partner, Betto Perben Pradel Filhol; Paris, France

Mandy Lee; Independent Arbitrator & Director, ArbitralWomen; London, UK

Yasmine Lahlou; Partner, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP & Board Member, ArbitralWomen; New York, NY, USA

 

5:00-6:00pm ET November 17

Rebeca Mosquera; Associate, Akerman LLP; New York, NY, USA

Ema Vidak; Independent Counsel and Arbitrator, Vidak Arbitration; Chappaqua, NY, USA

Dana MacGrath; Independent Arbitrator, MacGrath Arbitration & President, ArbitralWomen, previously Investment Manager and In-House Legal Counsel, Omni Bridgeway; New York, NY, USA