The Rise and Fall of Class Arbitration - Part 2, Chapter 9 - AAA Yearbook on Arbitration and the Law - 23rd Edition

John M. Townsend
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16 pages
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PDF from "AAA Yearbook on Arbitration and the Law - 23rd Edition"
August, 2011
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John M. Townsend is a Partner in the Washington office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and chairs that firm's Arbitration and ADR Group. He was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association from 2007 to 2010 and previously chaired the AAA's Executive Committee and Law Committee. Mr. Townsend was named by President Bush to the Panel of Arbitrators of ICSID. He is a Trustee as well as a member of the Arbitration and Competition Law Committees of the U.S. Council for International Business and chairs the U.S. Council's European Privilege Task Force. He was the first Chair of the Mediation Committee of the International Bar Association (2005-2006), and is also a member of the American Law Institute and of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Mr. Townsend is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., 1968) and Yale Law School (J.D., 1971).