Live Webinar: Functus Officio: Exploring Exceptions to the Finality of Arbitral Awards


Title:Functus Officio: Exploring Exceptions to the Finality of Arbitral Awards
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm ET / 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm CT
Location: Live online webinar
Faculty: Justin Fortescue, White & Williams LLP
Marianne Bradley, White & Williams LLP

Course Details

Webinar Description:

This webinar will go over the history and intent of the doctrine, exceptions that courts have recognized, case laws, and hypotheticals to explore those exceptions.


Webinar Panel





Marianne Bradley

White & Williams LLP

Marianne Bradley advises insurance and corporate clients on commercial matters. She represents major property and casualty insurers in complex coverage and defense disputes.

Marianne’s work includes advising and defending insurance carriers on a variety of both first-and third-party claims, including business interruption and civil authority shut-down claims related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

While in law school, Marianne was a member of the Moot Court Competition Team where she competed in both local and national competitions. Marianne served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also served as a law clerk at the firm during her final year of law school.

Prior to beginning law school, Marianne worked for a large, national insurance carrier in the Office of the General Counsel.





Justin Fortescue

White & Williams LLP

Justin Fortescue is a partner at White and Williams LLP and focuses his practice on reinsurance, D&O and commercial litigation matters. Justin prides himself on his ability to work with clients to devise practical solutions to complex problems and issues.  Justin represents insurers and reinsurers in both arbitration and courts throughout the United States and has counseled clients on issues such as setoff rights in the context of an insurer or reinsurer’s insolvency, the applicability of the follow-the-settlements doctrine to a ceding company’s allocation decisions, accumulation of long tail losses and the application of a “bump-up” exclusion in a D&O policy.  Justin has also performed significant work involving the Federal Arbitration Act – The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention) in conjunction with confirming/vacating reinsurance arbitration awards.  Additionally, Justin has successfully negotiated global commutations with reinsurance companies from various countries including Korea, France and Bahrain.


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Continuing Education

ARIAS•U.S. Arbitrator Certification:
This webinar is eligible for 1/3 of a credit toward initial certification or renewal. For certification candidates, attendance at three live webinars will provide one credit toward Option C requirements. For ARIAS·U.S. Certified Arbitrators, attendance at three live webinars will satisfy the seminar attendance requirement for renewal. Click here for more information.

CLE Credit: ARIAS·U.S. is an accredited provider of New York State & Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education training – 1.5 NY CLE credits are available to those who attend this webinar; 1 PA CLE credit is available to those who attend this webinar; all credits are for areas of professional practice.

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