Current Developments in Arbitration

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, March 4, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Wednesday, March 18, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
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Registration Fee: $159 regular registration
$139 VBA - Virginia State Bar Joint Alternative
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Why Attend?

  • Hear about the state of the art of arbitration: where it has been, current challenges, where it can go, and the issues in between
  • Understand how arbitration works as an alternative to litigation and as a tool to manage risk and expenses
  • Learn all aspects of arbitration today—from the statutory basis to enforcement and judicial review
  • Discover current cases and pending legislation regarding arbitration
  • Learn about the new Appellate Mediation project and its benefits

Cosponsored with the Virginia Bar Association–Virginia State Bar Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Arbitration is a significant option for parties with disputes. It can work as an alternative to litigation and as a tool to manage risk and expense, and has been adopted and required by a wide variety of employers, industries, and organizations. Services are offered by a number of administering and self-regulatory organizations, and arbitration has grown from commercial and construction industry disputes to become more widely used in financial services, consumer claims of many types, and claims arising from the workplace. This growth, however, has been accompanied by some recent high-profile battles and concerns, as courts occasionally review challenges relating to enforceability, arbitrability, class actions, and other issues.

So how is it all working? How can it work better? Where does it work best, and how and where can arbitration agreements be best implemented?

This seminar will survey the current state of the art of arbitration. These topics and the perspectives of the experienced faculty will be of interest to employers, competitive businesses, and their in-house counsel, as well as the practicing bar, including those practicing in litigation, labor and employment, and commercial contracts.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Major arbitration service providers
  • Types of cases, volume, trends
  • Intended advantages v. actual
  • Statutory basis and support; excluded cases
  • Workplace/employer arbitration programs
  • Class action waivers
  • Serial arbitrations in response to class waivers
  • Basis of agreement; enforcement of the obligation
  • Judicial construction; burdens
  • Scope of the issues to be arbitrated; submission agreements
  • Avoiding the arbitration obligation
  • Court action pending arbitration
  • Issues in the hearing; compelling third parties
  • Differences in adjudication
  • Types of remedies; enforcement
  • Judicial review
  • The new Appellate Mediation project
  • Current cases, and pending legislation
 

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (March 4) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Current Developments in Arbitration
1:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 10:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (March 18) (Eastern Time)

2:00 Current Developments in Arbitration
4:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. LeRoy F. Millette Jr., The McCammon Group / Richmond
James C. Cosby, O’Hagan Meyer / Richmond
Adam L. Lounsbury, Jackson Lewis / Richmond
David E. Nagle, Jackson Lewis / Richmond

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Hon. LeRoy F. Millette Jr., The McCammon Group / Richmond
After having served as a member of the Virginia judiciary at every level, most recently as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Justice Millette has been actively engaged in providing mediation, arbitration, judge pro tempore, and special master with the McCammon Group, a leading provider of these services in the mid-Atlantic region.

James C. Cosby, O’Hagan Meyer / Richmond
James Cosby has represented clients in hundreds of arbitrations across the U.S., in disputes ranging from financial services, investment banking, construction and development, consumer claims, professional liability, and employment matters arising from a wide variety of industries. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law.

Adam L. Lounsbury, Jackson Lewis / Richmond
Adam Lounsbury defends employers in class and collective actions against alleged wage and hour violations resulting from misclassification and other workplace-related claims. Over the course of his career, he has represented financial institutions, automobile and consumer product manufacturers, and companies in the transportation, insurance, tech, travel, healthcare, and hospitality industries.

David E. Nagle, Jackson Lewis / Richmond
David Nagle has represented and counseled employers in labor and employment law cases for 35 years, and is a partner with Jackson Lewis, a national workplace law firm. He has experience developing, implementing, and enforcing arbitration programs, and argued Circuit City Stores v. Adams, the case in which the Supreme Court held that the FAA could be utilized to enforce arbitration agreements in the workplace. He teaches Labor Law at the University of Virginia as an adjunct faculty member, and is a member of the AAA Panel of Arbitrators (Employment).

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