Crafting Arbitration Clauses: How Specificity Reduces Dispute Time & Costs



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Date Recorded: Thursday, July 19, 2018

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Join NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) neutral Honorable John P. DiBlasi (Ret.) and Charles J. Messina from Genova Burns, as they demonstrate best practices for crafting an arbitration clause, with specific terms on professional responsibility, to streamline the resolution of any dispute under the agreement. Learn to create a clause specific to the business transaction that will ultimately save time, reduce costs, and avoid uncertainty in the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process.

Join this webcast and start writing stronger arbitration clauses. You’ll learn:

  • A list of key provisions to consider
  • Expert and Ethical tips and advice on key considerations
  • How specificity will streamline ADR

Continuing Education Credit

*This program is approved for 1.0 ethics credit in CA, IL, NY and NJ.

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John P DiBlasi Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret)

Justice of the Supreme Court, Westchester, Presiding Justice of the Commercial Division NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Judge DiBlasi’s ADR practice encompasses a wide and varied range of cases, inclusive of commercial, class actions, civil rights, corporate dissolution, employment, debtor/creditor, investor fraud, libel and slander, professional liability—breach of loyalty/fiduciary duty, usury as well as multi-party catastrophic personal injury actions. Judge DiBlasi is based in New York City but also hears cases throughout the country. In addition to hearing cases throughout New York State, he has handled significant, high-stakes matters in Boston, Chicago, Hartford, Las Vegas and Miami.

In 2018, Honorable John P. DiBlasi was voted the #1 individual mediator by the Corporate Counsel Best of Survey and for the fourth year in a row, was ranked the Top Mediator in the United States by the 2017 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey. For the second year in a row, he was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide (2017, 2016). Judge DiBlasi was also ranked a Top 10 Mediator in the 2017 New York Law Journal Annual Survey for the eighth consecutive year. Further, he was named a Super Lawyer for the fifth straight year in 2017.

Charles Messina Charles J. Messina

Genova Burns

Charles J Messina is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Employment Law & Litigation, Insurance Law, Alcohol & Regulated Products Law, and Construction Law & Litigation Practice Groups and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law Group.

While Charlie is experienced in all aspects of litigation, he has substantial experience handling insurance and employment defense matters, complex contract and commercial disputes, trademark litigation, professional liability and coverage issues, and construction litigation. In addition, he has developed an expertise with counseling corporations, their executives, and employers with various consumer and employee related disputes. He is experienced at the trial and arbitration level, including AAA arbitration and other forums for alternative dispute resolution.