ABA Business Law Meeting April 22-24

The ABA Section of Business Law meets in Denver, Colorado, April 22-24, 2010.  Among many great topics to be addressed this year, the Section’s Dispute Resolution Committee is offering a power-packed panel titled “Is Arbitration Broken?  And Can It Be Fixed?”


Topics at this year’s meeting seem designed to capture many of the concerns that business law practitioners are confronting:

  • Re-Structured Financing
  • Historic Changes to Consumer Financial Services Law and Regulation
  • Doing Business With the Government
  • Current Issues in Corporate Governance
  • Is Diversity Relevant in Today’s Economy?
  • Regulation of Lobbying by Nonprofits
  • Healthcare Reform and Counseling Employers
  • Litigation Contingencies and Evolving Accounting Standards

The Arbitration program features Mike Williams of Denver, Vice-President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, presenting the freshly-minted protocols to improve and expedite commercial arbitrations.  Joan Grafstein of JAMS’ Atlanta office will supply unique perspectives as a practitioner whose experience includes roles as an in-house counsel and as an arbitrator.  David Tenner of Denver will probe the factual basis of whether arbitrators rule equitably rather than on the basis of the law, and the extent to which the perception that they do so contributes to user dissatisfaction.  And Brigida Benitez will share her view from her experiences at WilmerHale and her current position at the Inter-American Development Bank.


I hope to see you there!

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