ICDR® California International Arbitration Conference

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Session ID: ED6122003

ICDR® California International Arbitration Conference


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on March 14, 2023 12:00 AM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $100.00

Note that, where permitted by law, a 3.5% surcharge will be assessed on payments made by credit card; all such processing fees are non-refundable.


Bank of America Plaza Auditorium
333 South Hope Street
Los Angeles , CA  90071

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  • Start Date

    March 14, 2023 9:00 AM (PDT)
  • End Date

    March 14, 2023 5:00 PM
  • Duration

    8 hours
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Faculty and Summary

ICDR® California International Arbitration Conference – March 14, 2023 

Bank of America Plaza Auditorium,

333 South Hope Street,

Los Angeles California 90071



Lunch: Sheppard Mullin

Facilities: Musick, Peeler & Garrett


Practitioners have a unique opportunity and even responsibility to explore key developments for international dispute resolution in our respective markets and industries. California is one of the world’s leading economies that includes an array of international industries like information technology, agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, entertainment, construction, energy and others. Understanding the range of variables in an international dispute resolution proceeding requires an introspective analysis of ethics, inclusion, capacity and industry developments in comparison and connection to the jurisdictions and communities with which we do business and resolve disputes. Our globally representative faculty will discuss, debate, and explore these important ethical, practice, inclusion, capacity and other related topics in all of these related markets.   


9:00 to 10:15 Setting the Stage: International Dispute Resolution Rapid Fire Debate on a Full Range of International Dispute Resolution Issues including Ethics, Practice, Inclusion, Competence and Others.

Moderator: Nathan O’Malley, Musick, Peeler & Garrett, Los Angeles


Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz PhD, Gessel, Warsaw

Francis Goh, Harry Elias Partnership, Singapore

Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas, SAI Derecho & Economia, Mexico City

Sarah Reynolds, Goldman, Ismail, Tomaselli, Brennan & Baum, Chicago

Aaron Gothelf, American Arbitration Association, San Francisco


10:15 to 10:30 Break


10:30 to 11:45 Exploring International Dispute Resolution Ethical Practice Issues in California and other locations around the world (Ethics CLE credit)

Moderator: Neil A.F. Popovic, Sheppard Mullin, San Francisco


Professor Yuliya Chernykh, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Oslo

Amy Endicott, Arnold and Porter, San Francisco,

Jac Marais, Adams & Adams, Johannesburg

Jack Marshall, Western Arbitration Chambers, Calgary

Mohammed Talib, Pinsent Masons, Hong Kong


11:45 to 13:00 Lunch hosted by Sheppard Mullins


13:00 to 14:00 Analyzing International Dispute Resolution in Key Industries in California and Abroad.

Moderator: Steve Andersen, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Los Angeles


James Dierking, Fluor Corporation, Aliso Viejo

Pauline Doohan, Pattern Energy Group, Los Angeles

Daniel Floyd, Culver City 

Robert Shives, Shinko Electric America, Inc.


14:00 – 14:15 Break


14:15 to 15:30 Considerations of Mental Health, Fitness, Capacity, and Competency participating in international dispute resolution. (California has a competence CLE hour for this topic).

Moderator: Perlette  Michèle Jura, Gibson Dunn, Los Angeles (invited)


Robert Deane, BLG, Vancouver

Krista Freece, PhD ABN QME, San Diego

Tat Lim, Aequitas Law, Singapore

Mercedes Tarrazon, Dispute Management, Barcelona

Uduak Oduok, Fashionent Law, Sacramento


15:30 to 15:45 Break


15:45 to 17:00 Inclusion, Access, Community and Elimination of Bias in International Dispute Resolution in California and Abroad (Elimination of Bias CLE)

We will interactively discuss some of the challenges of community, diversity, access, representation and bias in relation to international dispute resolution. Over the past number of years, much has been done to increase the inclusion with the appointments of arbitrators and mediators, selection of counsel, educational programing, social gatherings, organizational leadership, and many other formal and informal groups. Even with this progress, we need to acknowledge that there is still a gap between where we think we are and where we need to be. This panel will not only discuss and challenge our presumptions, but also provide valuable insight into what we can do individually and collectively to consciously overcome these dispute resolution blind spots.

Moderator: Harold Coleman, AAA/ICDR, San Diego


Gary L. Benton, Gary Benton Arbitration, Palo Alto

Olivia Dixon, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Calgary

Salvador Fonseca, Fonseca, Rodríguez, Perchemlian & Martínez Abogados, Mexico City

Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co, Lagos

Dhirendra Negi, JSA Advocates & Solicitors, Bengaluru


17:00 Concluding Remarks – Steven Andersen, ICDR, Vice President


CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association.  This program is available for CLE credits in California. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules and cannot be confirmed in advance of the program.


Please contact Steven K. Andersen at or 2132719915 .