Whither E-Disclosure In International Arbitration? - Panel Discussion - Chapter 17 -Electronic Disclosure in International Arbitration
About the Moderator:
CHUCK RAGAN is a Founding Partner of Redgrave Daley Ragan & Wagner LLP in San Francisoco, a national technology law firm providing innovative legal strategies for the digital age. He has been a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production since 2002. He is a Senior Editor of The Sedona Principles: Best Practices Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production.
About the Panelists:
DAVID J. HOWELL is Co-Chair of the Global International Arbitration practice of Fulbright & Jaworski and acts as counsel and advocate in complex international arbitrations of commercial, investment and construction disputes. He has practiced in London, Dubai and Singapore and is a Fellow of the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong Institutes of Arbitrators.
HENRI C. ALVAREZ is a Partner and Co-Chair of the International Law Practice Group at Fasken Martineau in Vancouver. Henri has over 20 years of experience in the field of international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution. He has acted as both an arbitrator and as counsel in international and domestic commercial arbitrations involving investments, trade, franchising, licensing, distributorship, construction, forestry, oil and gas, energy, banking, corporate and general commercial disputes.
JOHN M. BARKETT is a Partner in the Miami office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P and acts as arbitrator in complex commercial and environmental disputes. He has published various articles on e-discovery, including "E-Discovery For Arbitrators". He teaches "E-Discovery" at the University of Miami Law School.
C. MARK BAKER is a Partner at Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston and he is a Co-Head of the firm’s International Department and of the firm's Arbitration and ADR Practice Group. He is a member of the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).
STEPHEN JAGUSCH is a Partner at Allen & Overy LLP specializing in commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Mr. Jagusch has acted as adviser and advocate in dozens of ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations conducted in many countries across the world and also frequently sits as an arbitrator.
MICHAEL SCHNEIDER is a distinguished International Arbitrator and is a Partner in the Geneva based international law firm Lalive. He is a Vice-Chair of the ICC Arbitration Commission and the Leader of its Forum on Arbitration and New Fields. He was a member of the ICC Working Parties on the revision of the ICC Arbitration Rules, on Construction Arbitration and on the ICC Pre-Arbitral Referee Procedure. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Arbitration Association
TOM SIKORA is Senior Counsel at El Paso Corporation with responsibility for international, commercial and investment arbitration. He also directs El Paso's E-Discovery practice. In addition, he Co-Heads El Paso’s Enterprise Content Management Project tasked with selecting and implementing a corporate document management system.
SKIP WALTER was the Founding CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Attenex Corporation and was formerly Vice President of Engineering for Aldus (now Adobe) Corporation known for the PageMaker desktop publishing software.
Originally from Electronic Disclosure in International Arbitration
MR. HOWELL: Chairing the final session, “Whither E-Disclosure in International Arbitration?,” is Chuck Ragan, founding partner of Redgrave, Daley, Ragan & Wagner. He is one of the original members of the Sedona Conference and is a Senior Editor of the June 2007 Sedona Principles Addressing Electronic Document Production.
Henri Alvarez is a very distinguished arbitrator and is the Co-chair of the International Law Group at Fasken Martineau. He teaches international commercial arbitration at the University of Columbia.
John Barkett is a partner in the Miami office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, and has written extensively on the topic of this panel discussion.
My partner Mark Baker, based in Fulbright & Jaworski’s Houston office, is very experienced as arbitration counsel and sits frequently as an arbitrator.
Skip Walter was the founding father of Attenex. He is now with Metajure. He is a leading figure in e-disclosure technology.
Stephen Jagusch is a thrusting member of the younger generation of international arbitrators as well as coming from one of the leading, if not the leading, international arbitration practice in London.
MR. RAGAN: Thank you very much, David.
I will share with you a certain feeling of déjà vu that I felt this morning in the first panel where we had two U.S. lawyers, one with Sullivan & Cromwell and another a former Magistrate Judge from New Jersey. And I am imagining that most of you not from the U.S. were listening to that and saying, “Oh, God, not another U.S. discovery lesson”.