Diversity in International Dispute Resolution

Diversity in International Dispute Resolution

Georgia State University College of Law
85 Park Pl NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
United States

Date & Time:
14 November 2018 | 14:00 - 17:00

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14 November 2018

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Re-wiring the brain, addressing diversity and inclusion in International Dispute Resolution

Kindly hosted by Jackson Walker LLP, attendance to this joint CIArb YMG and Alliance event is open to all and is free of charge.


2.00pm                    Welcome by Luke Gilman, Chair of the North America Branch Young Members Group

2.15pm                     Introduction

2.30pm - 3.15pm      Group work addressing categorization and stereotyping

3.15pm - 3.45pm      Networking Break

3.45pm - 4.15pm      Cognitive blind spots: What they are and how we combat them?

4.15pm - 4.45pm      Concrete action: how do we achieve change?          

4.45pm                     Closing remarks by Amanda Lee, Global Chair of the CIArb Young Members Group

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Event Speakers

Mallory Silberman, a partner at Arnold & Porter, has served as counsel in more than 30 investment treaty arbitrations, including more than 20 at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Among her past and present clients are the governments of Chile, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Hungary, the Kyrgyz Republic, Panama, the Philippines, the Slovak Republic, and South Korea.
Ms. Silberman also has represented investors, including Daimler Financial Services, EDF, and Mercer International. She has been recognized for this work by Who’s Who Legal (“Future Leader” in International Arbitration, 2017 and 2018), Latinvex (top 100 female attorneys working on Latin American matters, 2017 and 2018), Legal 500 Latin America (International Arbitration, 2018), and SuperLawyers (“Rising Star” in International Law, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018).
In addition to her work as counsel, Ms. Silberman is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where, since 2012, she has taught a course on substantive issues and oral advocacy in international arbitration.

Dual qualified in England and Wales and in Texas, Lucy is an independent arbitrator based in the UK. Lucy began her international arbitration career with Linklaters LLP in London in 1998 and spent three years in Paris with Linklaters from 1999-2002, before returning to London then joining the international arbitration practice of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP in Houston from 2008 to 2017.
Lucy has particular experience with energy and licensing disputes and questions of interpretation and construction under English law and is known for her efficient management of large complex cases. Lucy is noted as "One to Watch" by Global Arbitration Review, as an Expert in International Arbitration by Legal 500 and as a “Future Leader in Arbitration” by Who’s Who Legal.
She received her BA and MA in Law from Cambridge University, is a Chartered Arbitrator and is immediate past chair of the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is current chair of the International Law Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA and recently received the 2018 CPR Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity.

Giorgio Sassine is a New York-qualified Associate at Stein Ray LLP in Chicago. Giorgio’s practice focuses on international arbitration and large-scale, complex construction disputes.
Prior to joining Stein Ray, Mr. Sassine worked in Paris, Beirut and New York City and received an LL.M. in international commercial arbitration from Stockholm University.
His international arbitration experience includes proceedings administered under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, DIAC, and ICSID. Mr. Sassine also acts as Director of Media for Arbitrator Intelligence and Blog Coordinator for the YICCA Blog.

Amanda is a Consultant at Seymours, London, where she specialises in commercial dispute resolution. Her practice includes international arbitration, commercial litigation and Privy Council appeals. She is admitted in England and Wales as a Solicitor-Advocate (Civil) and to the Bars of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court. She sits as an arbitrator and publishes and speaks on issues relating to dispute resolution.

Amanda is a Fellow of the CIArb and Chair of the Young Members Group. She is a member of the CIArb’s Board of Management and serves as Co-Chair of the London and South East YMG.
She is a member of the CIArb’s Equality and Diversity Focus Group and acts as an Ambassador for the Alliance for Equality in Dispute Resolution and a Professional Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors. Amanda is also a member of the Board of Management of ArbitralWomen and of the ABA International Law Section’s International Arbitration Committee.

Luke Gilman is a trial and appellate attorney who focuses on resolving complex disputes in a variety of industries. Luke has developed particular areas of expertise in international and domestic arbitration, media‐related and technology‐related disputes and investigations, in addition to a general commercial and contract litigation practice.
Luke’s experience in arbitration includes awards under AAA, ICC, ICDR, and UNCITRAL rules in varied locals such as London, New York, and Mexico City. He has also represented media defendants in a number of media disputes in Texas, California, New York, Florida, and Utah.
Luke is frequently called on to handle issues involving technology, including retaining experts on technical matters, presenting expert testimony at trial, managing computer forensic investigations and defensible and efficient electronic discovery. He has also performed internal investigations and investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA). Prior to law school, Luke worked for eight years in the field of information technology.