In-House Counsel CLE Seminar: A Litigator's View of Arbitration Clauses
March 4, 2014
Sponsored by Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC and the Association of Corporate Counsel, Central and Western New York Chapter
7:30 - 8 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8 - 9:15 a.m.
Edward P. Hourihan, Jr., Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC and
Michael D. Norris, General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources, The John D Brush Co. Inc. d/b/a Sentry Group
The program is designed to educate corporate attorneys concerning the risks and benefits of including arbitration clauses in contracts and, to provide guidance on drafting if an arbitration clause is to be included in a contract.
In the presentation, the general perception that arbitration is always a less expensive and faster method for resolving disputes is challenged. For example, disputes that involve multiple entities (only some of which are signatories to the agreement containing the arbitration clause) can end up being litigated in court and in arbitration at the same time.
Ambiguous arbitration clauses can result in litigation (and even appellate process) just to assess the scope of arbitration. Provisional remedies such as summary judgment are limited in arbitration and filing fees can be high, making arbitration a poor choice of forum in certain types of matters.
1.5 NY CLE Credits
(Eligible for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys)
Bond Rochester Office 350 Linden Oaks, Rochester, NY 14625
Bond Buffalo Office Key Center, 40 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202
Bond Syracuse Office One Lincoln Center, Syracuse, NY 13202
This seminar is intended for the invited guests of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC and the Association of Corporate Counsel, Central and Western New York Chapter who reserve the right to deny admission to any applicant.