Professor Tom Stipanowich Speaks at Annual Fordham Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation
On November 19, Professor Thomas J. Stipanowich spoke at Fordham Law School’s 16th Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation, which was held remotely. The conference featured the launch of the IMI/CAA/Straus Mixed Mode Task Force Reports.
Professor Stipanowich, who serves as chair of the Mixed-Mode Task Force, coined the term "mixed-mode" and spoke on a panel discussion, “Technology in Arbitral Hearings: The Future is Here,” with other organization chairs and co-chairs. Professor Stipanowich’s work in this area suggests that practitioners should look take a broad-view of alternative dispute resolution, viewing it as a multi-lane highway, and consider when to “change lanes,” and move to processes such as unassisted negotiation or mediation. The presentation, which was attended by over 200 participants, was part of the New York International Arbitration Week.
The Mixed Mode Task Force began in 2004 and centers on the mixed mode practice, its increased utility, and the need for better guidance for all parties, including practitioners and policymakers, to understand the interplay between settlement and adjudicative modes.