Arbitrator & Umpire Seminar | 2018

Making Hard Decisions on the Road to a Fair
and Efficient Arbitration

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, NY
November 7, 2018 | 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Lunch will be provided at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Course Description:
Arbitrators and umpires play different roles in the typical U.S. reinsurance arbitration. This year’s seminar will focus on the difference in those roles as they impact key decision points on the road to a hearing. The faculty for this program are arbitrators who have extensive experience both in the role of a party-arbitrator and in the “middle chair” and will feature a lively discussion of how their role in a particular case impacts their approach to the hard decisions.

Course Faculty:
Moderators: Patricia Fox (AIG – American International Group, Inc.; ARIAS-US Education Committee)
Eridania Perez (Squire Patton Boggs; ARIAS-US Education Committee)

Panelists: Eric Kobrick (AIG – American International Group, Inc.; ARIAS-US Certified Arbitrator & Umpire)
Susan E. Mack (Adams and Reese LLP; ARIAS-US Certified Arbitrator & Umpire)
Andrew P. Maneval (Chesham Consulting; ARIAS-US Certified Arbitrator & Umpire)
David A. Thirkill (The Thirkill Group, Inc.; ARIAS-US Certified Arbitrator & Umpire)


(due by September 12)
(due by October 29)
Member $375 $450 $525
Non-member  $475 $625 $700

Early Bird Registration Deadline: In order to qualify for an Early Bird registration fee, both the registration and payment must be received at the ARIAS·U.S. office by the Early Bird deadline of September 12, 2018. If the payment is not received by the Early Bird deadline, the registration will be subject to the Regular registration fee.

Registration Payment Policy and Deadline: The final Seminar registration deadline is October 29, 2018. The registration payment must be received in full before an attendee may participate in the conference; otherwise, the individual must pay the late fee and register onsite.


Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Cancellation Policy: The cutoff date for a full refund of the Seminar registration fee is September 12, 2018. Anyone who cancels between September 13th and October 29th will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. Notification must be received in writing by email, fax, or postal mail. Failure to cancel by October 29th will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

Substitution Policy: Substitutions are permitted with written notice by October 29th. Notification must be received in writing by email, fax, or postal mail. Failure to substitute a registrant by October 29th will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee. If the registration fee for the person substituting is higher than the range for the person for whom payment has already been substituted, payment will need to be provided to cover the difference before the substitution is complete.

Continuing Education

ARIAS•U.S. Arbitrator Certification:
This workshop counts towards the ARIAS•U.S. Certified Arbitrator renewal requirements. If you are interested in initial certification, you may need to attend one or two seminars under Option C of the ARIAS•U.S. Certification application. Click here for more information.

CLE Credit:
ARIAS•U.S. is an accredited provider of New York State Continuing Legal Education. 4.5 CLE credits are available to those who attend this seminar; all credits are for areas of professional practice.