International Arbitration Month at Georgetown Law

January 29, 2014 —

WHAT:

The Georgetown International Arbitration Society, the Foreign Lawyers at Georgetown, and the Society of International Law present panels and events throughout February in honor of International Arbitration Month. Please note this schedule will continue to be updated as the month progresses.

Media interested in attending any of the events should contact mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.  

WHEN: 

Monday, February 3, 2014 - Friday, February 28, 2014

WHERE:

Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Monday, February 3 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Sport & Fitness Center Lobby
Cocktail Reception and Keynote Addresses
James Carter, Senior Counsel, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
William M. Treanor, Dean, Georgetown Law

Tuesday, February 4
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. / Hotung International Law Building, Moot Court Room
Panel - Current Issues in International Commercial Arbitration
Horacio Grigera Naón, Director of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration, American University Washington College of Law
Anne Marie Whitesell, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law and Of Counsel, Dechert
Charles Kotuby, Partner, Jones Day
Ignacio Suarez Anzorena, Partner, Clifford Chance
Elliot Polebaum, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law and Partner, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson (moderator)

Wednesday, February 5
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. /
 Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
Panel - Benchmarking Arbitration and Mediation Dispute Resolution Around the World
Sophie Pouget, Private Sector Development Specialist, International Finance Corporation (World Bank)
Mark R. Joelson, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law 

Friday, February 7
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / 
McDonough Hall, Room 201
Practical Workshop - Expectations from a Junior Associate
Claudia Hartleben, Associate, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle
Anastasiya Ugale, Non-U.S. Legal Intern, Jones Day
Ricardo Ampudia, Attorney, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Mark Kantor, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law

Tuesday, February 11
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. / Hotung International Law Building, Room 2000
Panel - Current Issues in Investor-State Arbitration
Nicole Thornton, Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State
James Egerton-Vernon, Legal Special Consultant, Jones Day
Mark Clodfelter, Partner, Foley Hoag
Raul Herrera, Partner, Arnold & Porter
Don Wallace, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law and Chairman, International Law Institute 

Wednesday, February 12
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / McDonough Hall, Room 164
Panel - ISCID Treaty Counterclaims: Requirements, Evolution of ISCID Cases, and Investment Treaties
Jose Antonio Rivas, Associate, Arnold & Porter
Ian Laird, Partner, Crowell & Moring
Mark Bravin, Partner, Winston & Strawn
Eduardo Mathison, Visiting International Scholar, Crowell & Moring

Thursday, February 13 
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. / Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
Panel - ICSID Debate: A Negotiator's Perspective
Lee Caplan, Partner, Arent Fox
Christina Beharry, Associate, Foley Hoag
Jose Antonio Rivas, Associate, Arnold & Porter
Alvaro Calindo, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law and International Counsel, Dechert

Thursday, February 20
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. / McDonough Hall, Room 437

Panel - International Arbitration in Latin America
Ignacio Suarez Anzorena, Partner, Clifford Chance
Ricardo Chirinos, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Lorena Perez, Attorney, Organization of American States
Caroline Richard, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Adjunct Professor, American University Washington College of Law
Marguerite Walter, Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law

Friday, February 21
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / McDonough Hall, Room 140

Practical Workshop - Witness Preparation and Examination
Joseph Profaizer, Partner, Paul Hastings, and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law
Rachael Kent, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law

Wednesday, February 26
2:00-4:00 p.m. / Hotung 1000
Lessons Learned from International Arbitration Cases
Baiju S. Vasani, Partner, Jones Day
David Brigge, Attorney-Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Office of International Claims and Investment; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law
Mallory Silberman, Associate, Arnold & Porter
Marguerite Walter, Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

Thursday, February 27
6:30-8:30 p.m. / Law Library Atrium, 5th floor
Closing Cocktail Reception
George Bermann, Professor, Columbia University School of Law; Director, European Legal Studies Center
Anne Marie Whitesell, Of Counsel, Dechert LLP; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law

Friday, February 28
12:00-1:30 p.m. / Hotung 1000
Ethics in International Arbitration
Jeffrey Pryce, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
Judd L. Kessler, Porter Wright
Michael S. Frisch, Ethics Counsel, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law