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Global Pound Conference Series: New York 2016
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Global Pound Conference Series: New York 2016


When: 9/12/2016
Where: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 5th Avenue
New York, New York  10003
United States
Kathleen A. Pierz (Practice Development Manager, Global, JAMS)

Phone: (212) 607-2772


Twenty-first century businesses and organizations need conflict prevention and dispute resolution tools that are fit-for-purpose in our modern economy. Litigation and other traditional processes are still expensive, time-consuming and can jeopardize personal relationships.  As businesses and our society evolve, the tools utilized in accessing justice need to evolve as well. This is the aim of the Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17: to facilitate the development of 21st century dispute resolution tools at domestic, regional and international levels.


The New York Metro event is the only Global Pound Conference in the North-eastern United States and will serve as regional event. We will discuss all forms of dispute resolution and what gaps may exist between user needs and current services when it comes to commercial dispute resolution services as well as possible ways to address any potential gaps It will also look at how to provide better access to appropriate justice systems for the future.


Speakers include:

  • Theo Cheng (Partner, Fox, Horan & Camarini and the Chair of the ADR Subcommittee of the Litigation Committee of AABANY)
  • Christopher Kwok (Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Coordinator, U.S. Equal Employment Commission, US EEOC, and the Co-Chair of the Issues Committee of AABANY)
    and other distinguished leaders of legal, business, and academic communities



  • Meetings of 5 Stakeholder Groups involved in commercial disputes:
    • Parties/Users (e.g. clients of dispute resolution services, business owners, executives, in-house counsel, etc.)
    • Advisors (e.g., lawyers, law firms, accountants, consultants, etc.)
    • Adjudicative Providers (e.g., judges, arbitrators, arbitration centres, etc.)
    • Non-Adjudicative Providers (e.g., conciliators, mediators, mediation centres, etc.)
    • Other Influencers (e.g., academics, government officials, judicial administrators, think tanks, NGOs, etc.)
  •  > 6,000 participants expected worldwide (>150 expected per event)
  • > 760 Key Opinion Leaders involved in discussions about the future of access to justice for commercial disputes
  • > 6 CLE/CPD Credits 
  • > 45 Global Partners 
  • 8 Global Sponsors 
  • Data collected via 20 Core Questions, Word Clouds and interactive Q&A sessions
  • Full participant engagement using PowerVote interactive voting technology for smartphones and electronic devices

Register HERE


Participating Organizations:

Baker McKenzie
Dorsey & Whitney
Herbert Smith Freehills
Home Depot
Hughes Hubbard
New York Law School   

Pace Law School
UBS Bank
United Nations Dispute Resolution Program
US Court of International Trade
US Department of Justice
Wilmer Hale


To learn more, please visit the GPC Series website:



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