2016 Fall Conference Materials

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PowerPoint Presentations are available for select conference sessions. Click here do download the powerpoint presentations for general and breakout sessions.


Click here to download the conference program for a full schedule of all sessions, events, and materials.

Important Note: All Conference Programs will be handed to conference registrants onsite during registration. The Conference program will not be mailed to registrants this year.


Following are a list of session materials submitted by panelists for the 2016 ARIAS·U.S. Fall Conference. These materials are directly relevant to the respective discussions.

GENERAL SESSION – If you want Reliability Should we all Just Get a Dog?

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 9:20 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

The Issue of “Reliability” in Insurance Arbitrations


GENERAL SESSION – Improving the Arbitration Process through Better Contract Wording

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Examples of Historical Type Wordings

Sample Clauses from More Recent Wordings

Arbitration: The “New Litigation”

Arbitration and Choice: Taking Charge of the “New Litigation”

ARIAS•U.S. Rules and Documents

ARIAS•U.S. Neutral Panel Rules for the Resolution of U.S. Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes

ARIAS•U.S. Streamlined Rules for Small Claim Disputes

ARIAS•U.S. Practical Guide | Chapter VI: Streamlined Arbitration Procedures


GENERAL SESSION – Data Security in Arbitration: Practical Guidance for Protecting Company and Personal Information

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Practical Guide for Information Security in Arbitration


SPEED DATING 2.0 – Conversation Starters and Sparklers

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

How to Listen and Build Deeper Connections with People – The Art of Charm


BREAKOUT SESSION 1– Takeaways from New Discovery Rules to Employ in Arbitrations: The Company, Arbitrator, and Counsel Perspectives

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Overview FRCP Amendments

AIA Comments on Proposed FRCP Amendments

Allstate FRCP Comment

Letter from Companies in support of the Proposed Amendments to the FRCP

State Farm FRCP Comments

ARMA FRCP Amendments Comments


BREAKOUT SESSION 2– Ultimate Dodgeball: How to Avoid Delaying Tactics by Arbitration Participants

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outside Reinsurance: Managing Other Categories of Disputes

Outside Reinsurance: Pragmatic Tips to Managing Arbitrations without Acknowledged Rules

Can I do That? The Panel’s Authority to Enforce Procedural Rules and Prevent Delays

Century Indem v AXA Belgium (SDNY 2012)

Commercial Risk v Security Ins 526_f_supp_2d_424 (SDNY 2007)


How Reinsurance Arbitrations Can be Faster, Cheaper and Better (Revisited)

Preliminary Matters – Beginning the Process with Efficiency


BREAKOUT SESSION 3– Leveraging Summary Adjudication: Cost-Conscious Justice in Reinsurance Arbitration

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Recent Articles Regarding the Use of Summary Judgment in Arbitration

Managing Discovery in Arbitration: Bob Dylan & the Asymmetry Principle

Summary Adjudication in Arbitration Proceedings

Summary Judgment in International Arbitration—No longer Dismissed

Potentially Relevant Rules and Guidelines

Potentially Relevant Rules & Guidelines


GENERAL SESSION – Pursuing Arbitration that is Fair

Friday, November 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

The Ungoverned Brain –A Wild Card in Arbitral Decision Making

Thinking Open-Mindedly to Promote Good Decision-Making


GENERAL SESSION – Is My Arbitrations Final, or is it Groundhog Day?

Friday, November 18, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Paper – Is My Arbitration Final or is it Groundhog Day?


GENERAL SESSION – Comparative Ethics: Lessons to be Learned from Other Arbitration Regimes 

Friday, November 18, 2016, 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 a.m.

Ethics Fact Pattern

ARIAS·U.S. Code of Conduct

AAA Code of Ethics