I am Doak Bishop. I am the Chairman of the ITA, and it is my very nice duty to welcome you to the annual workshop of the ITA. This is, as I think everyone knows, the 25th Anniversary of the ITA, and this is a very special workshop for us. Our program is, I think, extraordinarily good. It will be focusing on arbitrators today.
I want to begin by thanking our sponsors who have been particularly generous this year. Our sustaining sponsors are Compass Lexecon; ConocoPhillips Co.; Covington & Burling LLP; Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; King & Spalding LLP; and White & Case LLP. Our supporting sponsors are Alston & Bird LLP; Haynes and Boone LLP; Baker Botts LLP; ExxonMobil Corporation; Norton Rose Fulbright LLP; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Locke Lord LLP; Proskauer Rose LLP; and Schirrmeister, Diaz-Arrastia, Brem LLP. Our luncheon sponsor today will be Vinson & Elkins LLP.