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Lectures & Publications

Selected Lectures, Presentations, and Publications from the past four years:

  • “Technology, Transparency, and Diversity:  Existential Challenge or Basic Hygiene,” 44th Annual Alexander Lecture sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at the Institute’s annual global Congress, Atlanta (13 November 2018).
  • “Effective Advocacy in Arbitration Hearings,” presentation at conference on “Advanced Issues in Tech and Patent ADR” jointly sponsored by WIPO and Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC), Palo Alto (7 November 2018).
  • “Sino-American Commercial Mediation:  Resolving Commercial Disputes in the Current Political Climate,” presentation at seminar jointly sponsored by Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC) and JAMS, Hong Kong (30 October 2018).
  • “Recent Developments and Future Opportunities in Resolution of Cross-Border Intellectual Property Disputes,” presentation at seminar sponsored by Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC/BIAC), Beijing (26 October 2019).
  • “Effective Use of Arbitration to Resolve Technology and Entertainment Disputes,” presentation at conference jointly organized by CIETAC and JAMS, Beijing (25 October 2018).
  • “Opportunities and Developments in Arbitration of Sino-American Technology, Entertainment, and Intellectual Property Disputes,” presentation at seminar organized by Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC), Shanghai (24 October 2018).
  • “Effective Use of Arbitration to Resolve Cross-Border Disputes in the Technology and Entertainment Sectors,” presentation at conference organized by Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA), Shenzhen (23 October 2018).
  • “Managing, Minimizing, and Mitigating Risk in Launching Cross-Border Business Expansion,” presentation and roundtable discussion at the 11th Entrepreneurship Export Exchange (E3) sponsored by the Global Situation Room, Los Angeles (27 September 2018).
  • “The Future of Investor-State Dispute Resolution,” presentation on the dynamics, status, and future of ISDR mechanisms in the Trans Pacific Partnership and other recent trade negotiations at a Chartered Institute of Arbitrators seminar, Washington, DC (13 September 2018),
  • “Accelerated Route to the Fellow Qualification in the Chartered Institute,” multiple presentations at three-day advanced international arbitration training program sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Washington, DC (14-16 September 2018).
  • “What a Successful International Arbitration in the Technology Field Looks Like from the Arbitrator’s Perspective,” presentation at the Spring meeting of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Seattle (16 May 2018).
  • Several in-house presentations at law firms on international arbitration, renewable energy disputes, and intellectual property topics, during and after the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress, Sydney (16-20 April 2018).
  • “Current Issues and Controversies in International Arbitration,” panel discussion at the USC/Gould School of Law Third Annual Symposium in Los Angeles (15 March 2018).
  • “Accelerated Route to the Fellow Qualification in the Chartered Institute,” multiple presentations at three-day advanced international arbitration training program sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Miami (2-4 March 2018).
  • “Using Arbitration to Best Advantage to Resolve Intellectual Property-related Disputes,” in-house CLE presentation at a leading international law firm, Washington (21 February 2018).
  • “Meditate On The Clause,” article on successful arbitration clause drafting, published in Law360 (13 February 2018).
  • Several lectures on international disputes topics at various venues in New Zealand (January 2018).
  • “Accelerated Route to the Fellow Qualification in the Chartered Institute,” multiple presentations at three-day advanced training international arbitration training program sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Vancouver (27-29 October 2017).
  • “Best Use of Arbitration and Mediation to Resolve Cross-Border Intellectual Property Disputes,” presentation at JAMS / Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center ADR conference, New York (16 October 2017).
  • “Making Arbitration Work:  Insights from the Arbitrator about Arbitration Practice,” presentation to and discussion with the Riverside Barristers, Riverside County Bar Association, Riverside (12 September 2017).
  • “Accelerated Route to the Fellow Qualification in the Chartered Institute,” multiple presentations at three-day advanced international arbitration training program sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, San Francisco (11-13 August 2017).
  • “Best Practices and New Developments in International Arbitration,” lecture at the 2nd Annual Advanced Arbitration Academy, USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles (26 July 2017).
  • “What Constitutes an Act of Cyber War under International Law?,” presentation and panel discussion on Law & Forensics webinar (20 June 2017).  Spoke on cyber security, international norms, and implications for private sector operation and disputes.
  • “New Developments, Current Hot Topics, and Future Evolution in International Arbitration,” featured address at the 6th Annual International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum, New York (9 June 2017).
  • “How International Arbitrators Decide and Write Awards,” presentation and panel discussion at the 2nd Annual ADR Symposium sponsored by the Judith O. Hollinger ADR Program, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles (17 March 2017).
  • “Investor-State Arbitration: Past, Present, and (Alternative) Future(s),” presentation and panel discussion at the 2017 Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs Symposium, University of California – Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles (3 March 2017).
  • “Investor-State Arbitration, Rule of Law, and the Broader Implications of Trade Deals,” keynote address at the 22nd Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium sponsored by the Journal of International Law and Politics, New York University School of Law, New York (17 November 2016).
  • “International Intellectual Property Law & Policy,” full semester course (26 lectures), University of  California – Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles (January – June 2016).
  • “International Arbitration: Using Cross-Border ADR to Best Advantage,” webinar presented to Association of Corporate Counsel membership (6 June 2016).
  • “Accelerated Route to the Fellow Qualification in the Chartered Institute,” multiple presentations at three-day advanced training program sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Houston (20-22 May 2016).
  • “Recent Revisions and Proposed Changes to International Chamber of Commerce Rules and Procedures on Providing Reasoned Administrative Decisions,” presentation at International Chamber of Commerce West Coast Conference, San Francisco (3 May 2016).
  • “Resolving Disputes with Companies from Asia: What is the Best Approach?,” conference co-chair, organizer, and speaker at 1st Annual Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North American Branch Conference, San Francisco (22 January 2016).
  • “The Future of ADR over the Next Century,” 10th Annual Robert I. Weil Lecture sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association to benefit the Civic Mediation Project, Los Angeles (17 November 2015).
  • “The Rule of Law and Narrative Clarity in International Dispute Resolution and National Resilience,” 7th Annual Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Lecture sponsored by Adams House, Harvard University, Boston (14 November 2015).
  • “Promoting Conflict-Competent Leadership and Effective Conflict Resolution,” presentation at Straus Institute conference “Managing Conflict 4.0: The New Wave of Opportunities for Businesses Around the Globe,” Pepperdine Law School, Malibu (10 November 2015).
  • “The Future of Arbitration and Likely Evolution of Rules and Procedures,” presentation at Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Centenary Conference “Arbitrating in North America: Now & Tomorrow,” University of California – Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles (11 June 2015).
  • “Reflections on Rule of Law, Diplomacy, and the Art of Dispute Resolution,” keynote presentation at United States Central District of California Judicial Conference, Dana Point, California (2 May 2015).
  • “Introduction to International Arbitration,” multiple presentations at full-day training program sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Chapman University, Orange, California (17 April 2015).
  • “Is There a Need for Emergency Relief from Arbitral Tribunals?,” moderated 6th Annual Hong Kong Teahouse Debate sponsored by ICDR Young & International, Hong Kong (16 March 2015).