Getting it Right: Choosing the Right Arbitrator

Thursday, November 18
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Sponsor – CPR


Choosing the right arbitrator(s) may be one of the single most important tasks undertaken by parties and their counsel in an arbitration. This choice impacts, among other things, the parties’ presentations of substance, the efficiency, fairness and cost-effectiveness of the proceeding and the eventual enforceability of the arbitral award. Our speakers will explore best practices in “getting it right.”

This program is free of charge and has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 New York CLE Credits. This course is non-transitional. The CPR Institute has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. CPR is a nonprofit organization.


  • Preeti Bhagnani; Partner – White & Case
  • Theo Cheng; Independent Arbitrator – ADR Office of Theo Cheng
  • James Cowan; Associate General Counsel – Litigation U.S. & Canada, Shell Oil Company
  • Helena Tavares Erickson (Moderator); Senior Vice President and Secretary – International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • Christina Hioureas; Partner – Foley Hoag