June 2012 – Senior Associate Jennifer Gorskie recently spoke at the ICC Young Arbitrators’ Forum in Medellin, Colombia, as part of a panel entitled “Arbitration in the Americas: A Junction and Merger of Procedural Cultures.” The YAF event, which focused on the cultural differences between common law and civil law countries that may affect the procedural decisions made in international arbitration cases, was presented in conjunction with the Latin American Arbitration Conference (IV Conferencia LatinoAmericana de Arbitraje).
Jennifer’s presentation, which was in Spanish, focused on how US-style discovery has permeated the arbitration world, for better or worse, and how non-US practitioners might better understand US discovery procedures in order to inform the decisons they make regarding discovery while in arbitration. Following the event, Jennifer moderated another panel of five distinguished speakers at the main conference on the topic of arbitrator liability.
Jennifer is a member of Chaffetz Lindsey’s International Arbitration group. She has broad experience representing sovereigns, financial services firms and energy & resources companies in commercial and investment treaty disputes.