The College of Commercial Arbitrators Presents: Don’t Just Go Through the Motions – How to Increase Your Chances of Obtaining Relief Through Motions in Arbitration

Session III – Wednesday, 14 September 2022
1:00 PM Eastern Time / 10:00 AM Pacific Time (1 hour)

Hosted on ZOOM by JURIS Conferences

This one-hour panel discussion will be the third installment in our ongoing series of webinars based upon the CCA Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration – Fourth Edition. Attendees will receive complimentary access to Chapter Seven: Motions.


Click here to register complimentary on Zoom.

NYS CLE credit (transitional and non-transitional) in the area of Professional Practice (1 hour) and a general certificate of attendance will be provided upon request for all other jurisdictions.

Key Topics

  • The arbitration clause does not cover the claim against my client. How should I object to the arbitrator’s jurisdiction?
  • The arbitration pleading does not state a legally cognizable claim against my client. Can I move to dismiss it?
  • The opposing party has not produced the documents I need. How should I raise discovery disputes with the arbitrator?
  • If the case were in court, I would move for summary judgment following fact discovery. Can I do that in arbitration?
  • Opposing counsel has a conflict of interest.  Can I ask the arbitrator to disqualify my adversary?
  • The opposing party failed to obey the arbitrator’s discovery order. Will the arbitrator entertain my motion for sanctions?

This program will include optional audience participation in a Q&A with panelists.


Hiro N. Aragaki – C.Arb. Dual-qualified (U.S. and U.K.) international arbitrator and mediator at JAMS.  Nearly 20 years as neutral, with substantial experience in commercial, banking & finance, technology, and entertainment disputes. Tenured Professor of Law, U.C. Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, and Professorial Research Associate, SOAS School of Law, London, England.

Deborah A. Coleman –  Experienced arbitrator and mediator focused on complex business cases and technology and intellectual property disputes.  AAA large complex, commercial and technology panels and CPR Institute panel.  Author, “Requests for Interim Relief,” in Arbitrating Commercial Disputes in the United States, ed. David Singer, PLI (2d ed. 2020).

William H. Crosby, Jr. – SVP and Associate General Counsel, Interpublic Group. Experienced in-house counsel and arbitrator who has presided over more than 200 AAA, ICDR, ICC, and ad hoc cases.  Speaks regularly on arbitration topics, offering his dual perspectives as an arbitrator and a party representative.  

Richard H. Silberberg – Past President, CCA. Co-Chair, Dorsey & Whitney LLP International Arbitration & Litigation Group. Over 30 years of experience as arbitrator of domestic and international commercial disputes. Co-author, “Debunking Misperceptions: The Upsides of Commercial Arbitration,” Litigation, Vol. 47, No. 4, Summer 2021. 

College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration – Fourth Edition

The fourth edition of the Guide provides practical guidance on conducting U.S.-based commercial arbitrations and international arbitrations throughout the world. With contributions by more than 70 prominent arbitrators, this book is an indispensable, authoritative reference work for those working and interested in commercial arbitration.

Conference registrants can purchase the CCA Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration with a 20% discount on print or digital format using the promotional code CCA20. 

*Promotional code only valid on orders made via publisher’s website with a credit card.

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