Seminar To Outline Benefits, Pitfalls Of Arbitration

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 01:00

The New England Legal Foundation this month is offering a breakfast program titled Committing Your Company to Arbitration: Benefits and Pitfalls.

The program will take place on Thursday, May 3 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street, Boston. A buffet breakfast begins at 8 a.m.

Among the questions to be addressed are: What types of actions are best suited to arbitration? How do plaintiff's lawyers view arbitration versus litigation? Is a case more likely to be amicably resolved in the arbitration or litigation context? Does arbitration provide adequate discovery for a complex business case? Do the benefits of arbitration outweigh the loss of judicial precedent? Is the risk of a substantial damage award less in arbitration than litigation?

Speakers will be Richard M. Gelb, Gelb & Gelb LLP; the Hon. John C. Cratsley, associate justice, Massachusetts Superior Court; Kenneth R. Feinberg, The Feinberg Group, LLP; William W. Park, professor of law, Boston University, and Patrick D. Lane, associate general counsel, Procter & Gamble.

For registration information, call (617) 695-3660 or email martinnewhouse@nelfonline.org.