Perspectives on Advocacy - Journal of Damages in International Arbitration - Vol. 1, No. 1
Originally from Journal of Damages in International Arbitration
PANEL 3: PERSPECTIVES ON ADVOCACY
The panel was convened at 2:00 p.m., on 18 November 2013, by Rory Walck, who introduced panelists Grant Hanessian, partner in Baker & McKenzie’s New York office and the co-chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Group, Miriam Harwood, a partner in the International Arbitration group of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle’s New York office, Timothy Nelson, a partner in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s New York office, and Sirshar Qureshi, the forensic services leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers in central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS. The panel was moderated by Alden Atkins, a partner in Vinson & Elkin’s Washington, D.C. office.
Remarks by Rory Walck
Our third panel will tackle the challenges of advocacy during the preparation and hearing phase of the case. Our chair is Alden Atkins. He is a partner in Vinson & Elkins here in D.C. Alden has practiced for nearly thirty years in antitrust, class actions, and international litigation and arbitration in both Washington and New York. He’s handled complex matters in multiple industries: airlines, energy infrastructure, oil and gas, technology, and government contracting to name a few, and has handled innovative proceedings to allocate liability to multiple defendants in a nationwide class action settlement. His representation includes some of the prominent participants in the Whitewater investigation, and he’s a fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Joining Alden on the panel are Grant Hanessian, Miriam Harwood, Tim Nelson, and Sirshar Qureshi. Grant is a partner at Baker & McKenzie’s New York office where he co-chairs the firm’s International Arbitration Group. He’s got more than twenty-five years of practice where he’s served as counsel and arbitrator in contract, energy, construction, commodities, investment treaty, and other disputes. He serves as the Vice Chair of the USCIB’s Arbitration Committee and on the U.S. National Committee of the ICC, and he’s a founding Board Member of the New York International Arbitration Center.