Schiefelbein Global
Dispute Resolution
Conference

Phoenix | January 14, 2022

Past Conferences

Schiefelbein 2021

Agenda & Materials

Welcome and Introduction

Doug Sylvester, Dean, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Art Hinshaw, Clinical Professor and Director of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Victoria Sahani, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Les Schiefelbein, International Arbitrator; Founder and CEO, Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution; CEO, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center

Keynote: Going Virtual: Implications of the “New Age” of Cyber for International Disputes

Catherine Amirfar, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton / President, American Society of International Law

Indigenous International Dispute Resolution

Doreen Nanibaa McPaul, Attorney General, Navajo Nation (moderator)
Amb. Keith Harper (Ret.), Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
Stacy L. Leeds, Foundation Professor of Law and Leadership, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Enrique Prieto-Rios, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Universidad del Rosario
Risa Schwartz, Lawyer, Risa Schwartz International Law

New Space: Opportunities and Challenges

Charles Blanchard, Partner, Arnold & Porter (moderator)
Christopher T.W. Kunstadter, Global Head of Space, AXA XL
Caryn Schenewerk, Vice President of Regulatory & Government Affairs, Relativity Space
Emilie Marley Siemssen, Lead Legal & Space Regulatory Counsel and Launch Director, GomSpace

Mediation the World Over

Wolf von Kumberg, International Arbitrator and Mediator, The International Arbitration Center (moderator)
Karl Hennessee, Senior Vice President, Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus
Christina Hioureas, Partner and Chair, United Nations Practice Group, Foley Hoag LLP
Natalie Y. Morris-Sharma, Government Legal Counsel, Attorney General’s Chambers (Singapore)
Tim Schnabel, Executive Director, Uniform Law Commission

COVID-19 Class and Mass Disputes

Betsy Grey, Jack E. Brown Chair in Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (moderator)
Barbara J. Dawson, Partner, Snell & Wilmer LLP
Marek Krasula, Director, Arbitration & ADR, North America, SICANA Inc. / International Court of Arbitration
Victoria Sahani, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
S.I. Strong, Associate Professor, University of Sydney Law School

Schiefelbein 2020

Agenda & Materials

Welcome and Introduction

Adam Chodorow, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Hon. Andrew D. Hurwitz, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Art Hinshaw, Clinical Professor and Director of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Victoria Sahani, Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Les Schiefelbein, International Arbitrator; Founder and CEO, Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution; CEO, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center

Keynote: Investor State Arbitration: Smart Remedies and Bold Predictions

Ucheora Onwuamaegbu, International Arbitrator & Attorney, Arent Fox

Cybersecurity in Global Dispute Resolution

Mark Morril, Arbitrator & Mediator, MorrilADR (moderator)
Brandon Malone, Arbitrator & Solicitor Advocate, Brandon Malone & Company
Micaela McMurrough, Partner, Covington & Burling 

Calming the Waters: International Water Dispute Resolution

Rhett Larson, Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (moderator)
Ximena Fuentes Torrijo, Ambassador & National Director of State Borders and Boundaries, Ministry of Foregin Affairs, Republic of Chile
Shafiqul Islam, Professor & Director, Water Diplomacy, School of Engineering and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Christina Leb, Senior Counsel, The World Bank
Mara Tignino, Reader, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva & Lead Legal Specialist, Platform for International Water Law, Geneva Water Hub

Innovation in International Arbitration Institutions

Claudia Salomon, Partner & Co-Chair, International Arbitration, Lathan & Watkins & Vice President, International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce (moderator)
Christian P. Alberti, Chief of ADR, Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration
Sue Hyun Lim, Secretary General, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board International
Arne Fuchs, Partner, Global Co-Chair International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, McDermott Will & Emery & Member, Rules Revision Committee, German Arbitration Institute
Eric Tuchmann, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution

Resolving International Sports Disputes

Kenneth Shropshire, CEO & Professor, Global Sport Institute (moderator)
Ray Anderson, Vice President for University Athletics, Arizona State University
Jeffrey Benz, Arbitrator/Mediator/Barrister, JAMS/4 New Square
Despina Mavromati, Attorney, SportLegis
Louise Reilly, Barrister & Arbitrator, Bar of Ireland

Schiefelbein 2019

Agenda & Materials

Welcome and Introduction

Adam Chodorow, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Art Hinshaw, Clinical Professor and Director of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Les Schiefelbein, International Arbitrator; Founder and CEO, Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution; CEO, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center

Keynote: Ultima Thule: Prospects for International Commercial Mediation

Lucy Reed, Director of the Centre for International Law and Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Ultima Thule: Prospects for International Commercial Mediation (January 18, 2019), NUS Centre for International Law Research Paper No. 19/03.

Technology in Arbitration and Arbitration in Technology

Gary Benton, International Arbitrator; Founder and Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (moderator)
Maria Chedid, Partner, Arnold & Porter
Paul Cohen, Barrister, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers 
Rachael Kent, Partner, WilmerHale
Nancy Thevenin, General Counsel, United States Council for International Business

China’s Belt & Road: Impressive Sale and Unprecedented Risk

Mark Feldman, Professor of Law, Peking University School of Transnational Law (moderator)
Chiann Bao, Independent Arbitrator; Member, Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong
Dan Tan, Principal, Dan Tan Law; Associate Member, Stone Chambers
Joongi Kim, International Arbitrator; Professor of Law, Yonsei Law School
Yu-Jin Tay, Partner, Mayer Brown

Atmospheric Arbitration: Resolving Climate-Change Related Disputes

Victoria Sahani, Associate Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (moderator)
Daniel Bodansky, Regents Professor and Foundation Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Monica Feria-Tinta, Barrister, 20 Essex Street
Judith Levine, Senior Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague
Rafael Llano, Partner, White & Case

Corporate Counsel’s Take

Mark Nadeau, Partner and National Co-Chair for Business and Commercial Litigation, DLA Piper (moderator)
Sasha Carbone, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, American Arbitration Association
Teresa Garcia-Reyes, Senior Counsel, Litigation, Baker Hughes, GE Oil & Gas
Scott L. Jones, Vice President and General Counsel, Raytheon Missile Systems
Michael J. O’Neill, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Avnet, Inc.