Taking Charge: Proven Tactics for Effective Witness Control - Chapter 2 - Take the Witness: Cross-Examination in International Arbitration - Second Edition

Ben H. Sheppard Jr.
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14 pages
November, 2018
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Ben H. Sheppard, Jr. was a Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Houston Law Center. From 1969 through 2005 he practiced at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. where he was a Partner and co-chair of the firm’s international dispute resolution practice.  His practice focused on litigation and arbitration, both as counsel and as arbitrator. He served in international and domestic arbitrations as sole arbitrator, tribunal chair, party-appointed arbitrator and on tripartite tribunals selected from institutional rosters. He was chair of AAA/ICDR task force that promulgated the 2006 amendment to the ICDR International Arbitration Rules establishing a pre-arbitral emergency arbitrator procedure. He was the author of the report and recommendation to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association in support of the 2004 Revision to the AAA/ABA Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes. He chaired one of the two working groups that promulgated the CPR Protocol on Disclosure of Documents and Presentation of Witnesses in Commercial Arbitration. He was a past chair of the Disputes Division of the ABA Section of International Law and for five years served as editor-in-chief of The International Arbitration News.  He graduated with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1968, and was law clerk to the Honorable Homer Thornberry, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1968 to 1969.