The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the International Law Section present
12th International Litigation and Arbitration Conference

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Friday, February 28, 2014

JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33131
(888) 717-8850

Course No. 1762R

It is the 12th year for the international litigation and arbitration conference, and topics include: confidentiality with technology: arbitration and ADR in the shadow of big data security; hot topics in international litigation: forum non conveniens, extraterritorial application of U.S. and cross-border cooperation in criminal and civil cases; hot topics in international arbitration: enforcement of annulled awards, applicability of statutes of limitation and arbitral "precedent," role of party-appointed arbitrators, and recent rule changes; cross-border insolvency: recognizing Caribbean liquidations; international trade and customs law 2013; the changing face of international dispute resolution: lessons from the past and predictions for the future; chasing the paper, enforcing the judgment or award: best practices to obtain enforcement and recognition in the U.S.; chasing the paper, securing the witness: discovery best practices in international arbitration; key issues in managing international business controversies; beware of what you don’t know about international arbitration advocacy: cross-cultural issues for common law and civil law practitioners; and recent developments in ethical restrictions on international practice.

Friday, February 28, 2014

7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
Late Registration

8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Opening and Welcome
Laura M. Reich, White & Case, Miami (Chair ILAC)
Effie D. Silva, McDermott Will & Emery, Miami (Vice-Chair ILAC: Programming)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Confidentiality with Technology: Arbitration and ADR in the Shadow of Big Data Security
Introduction: C. Ryan Reetz, DLA Piper, Miami (Chair ILS)
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Benjamin Davis, University of Toledo College of Law, Ohio

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Hot Topics in International Litigation: Forum Non Conveniens, Extraterritorial Application of U.S.
and Cross-Border Cooperation in Criminal and Civil Cases
Moderator: Edward M. Mullins, Astigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman, Miami
Panel: Gary E. Davidson, Diaz Reus, Miami
Robert J. Kuntz, Devine Goodman Rasco Watts-FitzGerald & Wells, Miami
Samuel A. Danon, Hunton & Williams, Miami
Armando Rosquete, Coffey Burlington, Miami

Hot Topics in International Arbitration: Enforcement of Annulled Awards, Applicability of Statutes of
Limitation and Arbitral "Precedent," Role of Party-Appointed Arbitrators, and Recent Rule Changes
Moderator: Elisabeth Eljuri, Norton Rose Fulbright, Caracas
Panel: Prof. Manuel A. Gomez, Florida International University, Miami
John H. Rooney, Jr., John H. Rooney, Jr., P.A., Miami
Jose M. Ferrer, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, Miami
Giselle Leonardo, Giselle Leonardo P.A., Ft. Lauderdale

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Cross-Border Insolvency: Recognizing Caribbean Liquidations
Moderator: Greg S. Grossman, Astigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman, Miami
Panel: Ileana M. Espinosa Christianson, GrayRobinson, Miami
Stephen Leontsinis, Kobre & Kim, Miami
Margot MacInnis, Krys Global, Grand Cayman

International Trade and Customs Law 2013
Moderator: Robert J. Becerra, Devine Goodman Rasco Watts-FitzGerald & Wells, P.A., Miami
(Vice Chair ILAC: Participation)
Panel: Peter A. Quinter, GrayRobinson, Miami (Chair-Elect ILS)
John F. Tobon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Financial Division, Immigration and
Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Miami
Charles Bishop, Sanctions Coordinator Office of Foreign Assets Control Miami
Deborah M. Smith, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust-Chicago, Miami

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ILAC Luncheon (included in registration fee)
The Changing Face of International Dispute Resolution: Lessons from the Past and Predictions for the Future
Introduction: Clarissa A. Rodriguez, Esq., Miami (Vice-Chair ILAC: Operations)
SPEAKER: Lorraine M. Brennan, Managing Director, JAMS International, New York

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Chasing the Paper, Enforcing the Judgment or Award: Best Practices to Obtain Enforcement and
Recognition in the U.S.
Moderator: Rafael R. Ribeiro, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, Miami
Panel: Paul C. Huck, Jr., Hunton & Williams, Miami
Detra P. Shaw-Wilder, Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Miami
Victor de Diego, Associate General Counsel, Banco Santander International, Miami
James R. Bryan, León Cosgrove, Coral Gables

Chasing the Paper, Securing the Witness: Discovery Best Practices in International Arbitration
Moderator: Gustavo J. Membiela, Hunton & Williams, Miami
Panel: Marisol T. Ellis, Icaza, González-Ruíz & Alemán, Panama
Joseph M. Matthews, Colson Hicks Eidson, Coral Gables
Douglas W. Anderson, Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services, Atlanta
Frederico Straube, Straube Advogados, Brazil

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Key Issues in Managing International Business Controversies
Moderator: Ricardo H. Puente, Concepcion, Martinez & Bellido, Miami
Panel: Gilbert K. Squires, Squire Benson, Miami Beach
Marcos D. Jiménez, McDermott Will & Emery, Miami
Rebekah J. Poston, Squire Sanders, Miami
Hendrik "Henk" G. Milne, Aballí Milne Kalil, Miami
Jim Faulkner, Managing Director, Kroll, Miami

Beware of What You Don’t Know About International Arbitration Advocacy:
Cross-Cultural Issues for Common Law and Civil Law Practitioners
Moderator: Gustavo J. Lamelas, Lamelas Law, P.A., Miami
Panel: Jonathan C. Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, D.C.
Samaa Haridi, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York
Richard C. Lorenzo, Hogan Lovells, Miami
José Eloy Anzola, Miami

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Recent Developments in Ethical Restrictions on International Practice
Moderator: Effie D. Silva, McDermott Will & Emery, Miami (Vice-Chair ILAC: Programming)
Panel: C. Ryan Reetz, DLA Piper, Miami (Chair ILS)
General Magistrate Elizabeth Schwabedissen
Hon. John J. O’Sullivan, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Florida
Lee E. Stapleton, Baker & McKenzie, Miami

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
ILAC Closing/Vis Competition Opening Reception, presented in part by ILS Silver Sponsor Veritext Reporting

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