Corporate Counsel Section

Corporate Counsel Section


A Look Into the Future as to How Arbitration and Mediation Will and Should Look in the Next 5, 10 and 20 Years
Co-Sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, the Dispute Resolution Section, the Corporate Counsel Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Monday, March 30, 2020
CLE Program - 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reception - 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street (Between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues) 
New York, NY 10023

7.5 MCLE Credits: 1.5 Skills; 4.5 Areas of Professional Practice; 1.5 Ethics

Co-Sponsoring Section Member: $150
NYSBA Member: $175 | Non-Member: $275



8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions
Prof. John D. Feerick | Fordham Law School
Charles J. Moxley, Jr. Esq. | Program Co-Chair
Jeffrey T. Zaino, Esq. | Program Co-Chair

9:10 a.m. -10:25 a.m.: Innovation in Arbitration–How the Major Providers See Arbitration Developing in the Next 5, 10 and 20 Years
Moderator: Jeffrey T. Zaino, Esq. | American Arbitration Association
Panel Members
•    Linda L. Beyea, MBA | American Arbitration Association
•    Richard W. Berry | FINRA
•    Marek Krasula, Esq. | International Chamber of Commerce
•    Thomas M. Ventrone, Esq. | International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
•    Allen P. Waxman, Esq. | International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)
•    Matthew P. York, Esq. | JAMS
1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

10:25 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.: Break

10:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: User and Neutral Perspectives–Coming Innovations in Arbitration in the Next 5, 10 and 20 Years
Moderator:  Charles J. Moxley, Jr., Esq. | MoxleyADR LLC
Panel Members  
Oliver J Armas, Esq. | Hogan Lovells
Frances E. Bivens, Esq. | Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Matthew E. Draper, Esq. | Draper & Draper LLC
David M. Goldman, Esq. | Gabelli Funds, LLC
Michael D. Young, Esq. | JAMS
2.0 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.:  A Perspective from Across the Pond on Impending Innovation in Arbitration
Speaker: Brian Spears | President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Keynote Address: A Forward Look at the Impending Development of Arbitration:  A View of Arbitration’s Future as a Fulfillment of Its Roots and of Pressing Contemporary Needs
Speaker: Prof. John D. Feerick | Fordham Law School

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.: Report on the Chief Judge’s Advisory Committee on Presumptive Mediation: What We Can Expect Going Forward 
Speakers: John S. Kiernan, Esq. | Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Chair of the Chief Judge’s Advisory Committee on ADR in the New York Court System
 Hon. Saliann Scarpulla | Justice at the Supreme Court, New York County
1.0 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

2:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.: Compelling Issues as to Ethics and Inclusion–Now and in the Future
Moderator: Jacqueline Nolan-Haley | Fordham Law School
Panel Members:
Linda Gerstel, Esq. | Gerstel ADR
Deborah Masucci, Esq. | Masucci Dispute Management and Resolution
Kathleen M. Scanlon, Esq. | Chief Circuit Mediator at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
David C. Singer, Esq. | SingerADR Neutral Services
1.5 Credits in Ethics

4:05 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.: Break

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Practice Development–How to Get More and Bigger Cases as a Neutral
Moderator: Elizabeth J. Shampnoi, Esq. | Shampnoi Dispute Resolution & Management Services, Inc.
Panel Members:
Douglas Duzant | JAMS
Citlalli J. Grace, Esq. | Dispute Resolution Services at CPR 
Mansi Karol |American Arbitration Association
Jisook Lee | FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution 
Camille M. Ng, Esq. | International Chamber of Commerce
Elizabeth Robertson, Esq. | International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
1.5 Credits in Skills

5:30 p.m.: Adjournment

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Networking Reception with Refreshments


Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at
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Out-of-State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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GDPR 1 Month to Go 
Previously recorded webinar - Access the recording via the Corporate Counsel Section Community

It is only weeks until the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR brings in a host of new obligations for all businesses with interests in Europe. Find out from experts, peers and colleges what last-minute steps companies can take to prepare for GDPR.  

Agenda Topics:
-Priorities for the next month
-Strategies and tactics for reasonable risk management 

Gerard Stegmaier, Partner | Reed Smith  
Stacy Marcus, Partner | Reed Smith 
David Perlman, SVP and General Counsel
 | Citizen Watch Company of America 
Cassandra Porter, Senior Privacy Counsel
 | Cognizant Technology Solutions

Recorded on April 16, 2018
NO MCLE Credits

Life as In-House Counsel: How to Get There and What to Expect
Recorded April 4, 2018
This free program does not offer CLE Credit.

Co-Sponsored by the In-House Counsel Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association and the Corporate Counsel Section and Lawyers in Transition Committee of the New York State Bar Association

Westchester County Bar Association
2 Westchester Park Drive Conference Center | Ground Level | White Plains, NY 10604

Debbie Epstein Henry, Co-Founder, Bliss Lawyers and Founder, DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing
Vicki R. Walcott-Edim, Esq., Senior Counsel, Employment Law, Mastercard
Janet Baker, Assistant, Esq., General Counsel, EXLService Holdings, Inc, (Secondment via Bliss Lawyers)
Alexandra (Lexie) Pitney, Esq,m Senior Counsel, Global Investigations, Xylem Inc.
H. Douglas Garfield, Senior Director, Global Customs & Trade, PepsiCo, Inc. 


Recorded October 14, 2016: Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section Fall Meeting, Albany, NY

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Total Credits: 1.5 in Ethics, for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years).

Presented by the NYSBA Corporate Counsel Law Section on October 14, 2016, at the Business Law/Corporate Counsel Sections' Joint Fall Meeting in Albany, "Doing Business in NYS: Challenges & Opportunities."

As technology evolves and clients become more cost-conscious, opportunities present themselves to utilize technology to streamline your practice and, in some cases, automate certain tasks. Attorneys can spend less time on tasks, focusing on the substance, while clients are content with the efficiency. But, the question always forefront on our minds as attorneys: what are the ethical pitfalls, and how do we avoid them? Join us to hear this panel on cutting-edge legal technology and the ethical considerations.

NYSBA Member price: $50 | Non-Member Price: $75
Corporate Counsel Section or Business Law Section Member Price: $35

Not a member of the Business Law or Corporate Counsel Sections? Dues are only $25 (Business) and $30 (Corporate Counsel) per year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online: Corporate Counsel | Business Law or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.



See also: Overview of NYS Lobbying; and Challenges of Business in NYS (Business Law Section panel recorded October 14, 2016)

1.5 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice, for experienced attorneys - Discounty for Business Law Section and Corpoarte Counsel Section Members


Bonus Segments (FREE)

Keynote Luncheon Address: "Building Smarter Cities: Trends, Research & Lessons Learned"
Speaker: Meghan Cook, Program Director for the Center of Technology in Government, University at Albany
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Never fear... We recorded it!

Now available free for Corporate Counsel Section members and Business Law Section Members. (If you're not a Corporate Counsel Section Member... Why not join? Dues are just $30 with NYSBA membership. Join online, or call 800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)


Key Legal and Strategic Considerations and Practical Tips on How Organizations Can Navigate Issues of Civil Liability, Regulatory Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution.

Presented by the Corporate Counsel Section at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 27, 2016. 

1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice for experienced attorneys. Those who attended the live presentation are not eligible to receive credit twice.


Corporate Counsel and/or Business Law Section Member Access Instructions: Please log in to your NYSBA member record before attempting to access the recording. Once you do so, the "Your Price" listing at the bottom of the page of the access link will show as $0. Add the program to your cart and check out as you would for an ordinary purchase, but you will not be asked for payment, and you will not be charged. Non-Section members will be charged the member/non-member fees indicated.

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The Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. The Section sponsors CLE, networking and other events and offers LinkedIn and Facebook pages where members can reach out to each other with questions and advice. 

Welcome From The Chair

Mitch Borger

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View Past Chair Natalie Sulimani's perspective here.
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We are pleased to announce the launch of an Internet-based private online professional Community for the Corporate Counsel Section. We invite you to participate. Members of our Section run the gamut from law students and newly admitted attorneys who are just finding their way to well seasoned and experienced attorneys in the Corporate Counsel field. We want all of you to share your experiences and your knowledge while also being free to ask questions of others in the Section and participating in the intellectual discourse we hope to generate. 

The Community is private for Corporate Counsel Section members only. (Not a member? Dues are only $30/year with NYSBA membership: Join here.) Commercial search engines are excluded and only Corporate Counsel members can search the site or identify other members.

Learn about NYSBA's private online professional Communities (video)


> enter the Corporate Counsel Section Executive Committee Community