WEBINAR: Trends in Dispute Resolution - Arbitration and the Response to COVID-19

September 10, 2020

Savvy dispute resolution is a critical tool for both in-house lawyers and outside counsel. In the wake of the global pandemic, not only has the disruption triggered new and challenging disputes, but the U.S. justice system has slowed dramatically in resolving new and existing litigation.

While U.S. jury trials were grinding to a halt, arbitration practitioners and institutions took up the challenge to continue resolving disputes, swiftly transitioning to new practices such as virtual hearings.

Is arbitration the solution for new cases?  Can it work for existing cases that are at a standstill?

Topics include:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on U.S. courts.
  • The development by the global arbitration community of best practices for today’s proceedings.
  • Strategies for efficient dispute resolution in the new normal.
  • Insights into the role of funding in facilitating dispute resolution.


Oliver (Ollie) Armas is Global Head of International Arbitration at Hogan Lovells and also serves on the leadership team of the firm's Global Enforcement Team that handles judgment enforcement and asset tracing/recovery.  He is recognized by Chambers and The Legal 500 among leading international-disputes lawyers.

Stephanie Cohen is a Canadian arbitrator of international and domestic commercial disputes, based in New York City.  Who’s Who Legal - Future Leaders (2020) recognizes Stephanie as a “top arbitrator” with an “excellent reputation universally.”

Joshua Libling is Portfolio Counsel at Validity and former Counsel and Pro Bono Coordinator at Boies Schiller Flexner, will offer insights on these trends to help lawyers around the world prepare their dispute-management strategies for the coming period.

Eli Schulman is an Investment Advisor and Head of the Israel Office at Validity Finance. He is also fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.


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