June 30, 2008
Arbitrators and bias: International Dispute Resolution.
It's a challenge for even Brooke Powell, our Pennsylvania-based WAC? writer, Hull McGuire stalwart, and litigation Superwoman, to keep up with Mike McIlwarth as he interviews the world's best arbitration thinkers and doers. An American litigator, McIlwrath works at General Electric in Florence, Italy. It's the base he uses to manage oil and gas litigation globally for GE, travel on business to any number of non-U.S. jurisdictions, and still find time to do his do his IDN show for CPR--short for The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. Well, Brooke got busy helping out in California, and we've missed two IDN podcasts since the "Lucky Generals" interview of HBS's Mike Wheeler a few weeks back. We will catch up. For now, hear "No. 32--Arbitrator Bias", an interview with London's Sophie Nappert. Our note: The quality (including integrity) of the arbitrator or mediator is the main event in ADR. All else flows from it. Spend a little money to select them. Bias, of course, can be minimized in larger commercial cases by using 3 panelists.
Posted by JD Hull at June 30, 2008 11:59 PM