Neal M. Eiseman, a partner at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP and arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), will be speaking on a webinar on December 16, 2014 on the overuse of discovery in arbitration proceedings. Discovery is often the most costly part of any dispute. Arbitration is traditionally an avenue for avoiding at.
Senior Associate Joel G. MacMull spoke at NAPABA’s 26th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on November 7th. The panel, entitled “What Did You Just Call Me? Disparagement Under the Lanham Act”, explored the inconsistencies in the Patent and Trademark Office’s application of Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act. Mr. MacMull’s presentation focused on this office’s.
Goetz Fitzpatrick associate Brian Farkas has published an article entitled “Arbitrators Taking Charge: Can Arbitrators Ask Parties to Brief Issues Sua Sponte” in The New York County Lawyer, the flagship publication of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA). The piece appears on the front page of the October/November 2014 issue, and discusses a recent.
October 12-18 marked the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution’s 5th Annual Mediation Week campaign. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) and other ADR providers promoted mediation during the week by offering free educational programs aimed at raising awareness of mediation to the general public. On October 14, the AAA presented “Stories Mediators Tell: Best.