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How to Advocate a Technology Dispute in Arbitration: Hot Tubbing and Other Techniques and Tips

April 30, 2020

Parties may choose arbitration of technology-related disputes over court proceedings for many reasons: specialized decision-making, time and cost-savings, increased confidentiality protections or more predictability, to name a few. In international disputes, arbitration also allows for multinational enforcement. 
This Webinar offers techniques and tips on the best way to advocate technology-related disputes in arbitration. Topics to be covered include selecting and Interviewing technology arbitrators, addressing arbitrator conflicts of interest, considering barriers to speedy resolution, the Procedural Order, confidentiality protections, motions and other prehearing practices, expert coordination and hot-tubbing, managing online hearings, and how best to answer arbitrator questions.
This session, led by experienced US, Canadian and international tech litigators and arbitrators, will give you the advantage you want in handling technology disputes. Interactive audience participation is welcome.


Peter Ruby, Goodmans LLP, Canada, Moderator
Peter acts as an arbitrator and mediator primarily in the technology and energy sectors, in addition to his busy counsel practice. He has a balanced national and international dispute resolution practice focused on business, technology and energy dispute resolution representing multinational and entrepreneurial vendors of technology and services, along with many end-users of information technology. He has appeared at all levels of the courts of Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.



Gary Benton, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center, United States
Gary Benton is an internationally recognized Arbitrator focused on business transactions, technology development, distribution, licensing, infringement and cybersecurity. He has handled hundreds of cases worldwide and serves on the panels of the leading arbitral institutions in the US, Europe and Asia.  He is the founder and Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC).  Gary is a Fellow of both the CCA and CIArb and a member of ITech Law. The NLJ named him one of the 25 ADR Trendsetters and Visionaries in the US. He is also named to IAM 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.  



Sandra Jeskie, Duane Morris LLP, United States
Sandra A. Jeskie, FCIArb, JD/MBA, is a litigator and seasoned arbitrator in complex disputes involving technology, intellectual property and commercial matters. She also serves the courts as a special master and mediator.  She was recently elected as Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), and serves as a neutral arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). Ms. Jeskie has been recognized by the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) as one of the leading technology arbitrators and mediators on their “Tech List”, member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and past President of ITechLaw.  She was formerly a computer scientist and is now a regular speaker/author on technology and the law.