Curriculum Vitae

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • Ontario Bar (Law Society of Ontario, formerly Law Society of Upper Canada)
  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Legal Employment

  • Independent Arbitrator: since Feb. 2012
  • White & Case LLP, New York: Counsel, Jan. 2011 - Feb. 2012; Associate, Apr. 2002 - Dec. 2010
  • Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Division, Bronx, New York: Legal Intern, Sept. - Dec. 2001
  • asken Martineau DuMoulin (formerly Fasken Campbell Godfrey), Toronto: Articling Student-at-Law, July 2000 - July 2001; Summer Student, 1999

Education

  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law, JD, 2000, (recipient of the Tory Writing Award and Civil Procedure Prize; exchange student at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
  • McGill University, BA, 1997, First Class Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ICDR/AAA International and Commercial Panels of Arbitrators
  • CPR Distinguished Neutral (Cross Border & New York City ADR Panels)
  • Chair of New York Branch, Fellow & Approved Faculty, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Chair, Working Group on Information Technology in International Arbitration, ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR
  • ICDR Publications Committee
  • Co-Director, Columbia Law School-CIArb Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration
  • ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group on Cybersecurity in Arbitration
  • New York City Bar Association (International Commercial Disputes & Arbitration Committees)
  • ICC Canada
  • New York State Bar Association (Arbitration Committee)
  • International Bar Association (Arbitration Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Arbitration, International Arbitration, Women in Dispute Resolution, and ADR Practice Development Committees)
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • LCIA North American Users' Council
  • New York International Arbitration Center
  • International Arbitration Club of New York
  • American Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • Arbitral Women
  • Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center

Languages

  • English
  • French (intermediate)

Citizenship

  • Canada

Significant Past Associations and Memberships

  • Co-Chair, New York Arbitration Week 2020
  • Co-Chair, International Dispute Resolution Committee & Member of DRS Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association (2016-19)
  • Mentor, AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program (2018-19)
  • Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings, ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR (2016-18)
  • Vice-Chair (2019-20) and Treasurer (2017-18), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York Branch
  • Co-Chair, Annual International Arbitration Conference, ICC Canada (2015 & 2016)
  • Co-Chair of the Data Security in Arbitration Subcommittee of the International Commercial Disputes Committee, New York City Bar Association (2016-18)
  • ICDR Subcommittee for Revising the ICDR International Arbitration Rules (2013-14)
  • Advisory Board (2014-18) & Board of Directors (2010-14), Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners

Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Global: International Arbitration - International Arbitrators - USA (2021, 2020)
  • Chambers USA: International Arbitration - International Arbitrators - USA - Nationwide (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Global Leader (2021) & Future Leader (2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017)
  • CPR-FTI Consulting Cybersecurity in ADR Web Training, Certificate of Completion (2020, 2019)
  • Global Arbitration Review 2018 Best Development Award, awarded for formation of the ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group on Cybersecurity in Arbitration
  • CPR Institute 2018 Award for Outstanding Professional Article, for A Call to Cyberarms: The International Arbitrator's Duty to Avoid Digital Intrusion40 Fordham International Law Journal 981 (2017) (with Mark Morril)
  • Diploma in International Arbitration, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2013)
  • Thurgood Marshall Award, awarded by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2008) in connection with pro bono representation of an inmate on Alabama's death row

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program, CIArb New York-North America-Canada Branches, 5/21 (course tutor)
  • Specialized Arbitration: Construction and Technology, Advocates' Society, 05/21
  • Mock Case Conference, Osgoode Professional Development Course, 05/21
  • Hot Topics, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society Annual Conference, 05/21
  • Imagining the Future of International Arbitration, Arbitration Place Invitational Vis Pre-Moot, Keynote Speaker, 03/21
  • International Women's Day 2021, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center, 03/21
  • Technology and International Arbitration: Revelations from COVID-19, Harvard International Arbitration Conference, 03/21
  • Interim Relief, Emergency Measures & Cybersecurity, TCAS Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration, Video Meeting, 02/21
  • How to Become an International Arbitrator, Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association Workshop, 01/21
  • Getting Noticed by the Big 3: Institutions, Counsel, and Parties, Hispanic National Bar Association Webinar, 12/20
  • ICC 2021 Rules of Arbitration-Global Launch, ICC Webinar, 12/20
  • New York Arbitration Week 2020 (co-chair, 18 virtual events), 11/20
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators Forum (Settlement Facilitation by Arbitrators), 11/20
  • Technology and International Arbitration, ICC YAF Webinar, 10/20
  • Trends in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and the Response to COVID-19, Validity Finance Webinar, 9/20
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program, CIArb New York-North America-Canada Branches, 9-10/20 (course tutor)
  • Quantification of Damages, Canadian Arbitration Week, 9/20
  • Digital Transformation, 19th International Arbitration Conference of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee, 9/20
  • Canada/US Cross Border Arbitration, ADR Institute of Canada Webinar, 9/20
  • Remote Hearings: Strategies & Pitfalls, ADR Institute of Canada Webinar, 8/20
  • Ethics and Cybersecurity for Arbitrators - Maintaining the Security of the Arbitration Process, NYSBA Commercial Arbitration Training for Arbitrators and Counsel, New York, 7/20
  • International Arbitration in the Time of COVID-19, Boston Bar Association Webinar, 6/20
  • Cybersecurity for CPR Distinguished Neutrals--Module 3, CPR Webinar, 520
  • Chair, Mock Pre-Hearing Conference (Virtual Hearings), 2020 Virtual ITA Workshop, 5/20
  • Nuts and Bolts of Conducting Arbitral Hearings via Videoconference, USCIB/ICC USA Sole Practitioners Group and CIArb NY Webinar, 4/20
  • International Arbitration in the Time of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities, ICDR Y&I Webinar, 4/20
  • Cybersecurity for Neutrals, Marie Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court, Basking Ridge, NJ, 3/20
  • Interim Relief, Emergency Measures & Cybersecurity, TCAS Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration, Toronto, 2/20
  • Duties of Arbitrators, Osgoode Hall Law School LLM seminar, 2/20
  • Gender Issues in Arbitration, TCAS Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration, New York, 11/19 (video recorded panel discussion)
  • Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings: Emerging Trends and Lessons Learned, ICC, New York, 11/19
  • North American Launch of the Cybersecurity Protocol for International Arbitration (2020), ICCA-New York City Bar-CPR Working Group on Cybersecurity, New York, 11/19
  • How Urgent Is Emergency Relief? Predictability and Substantive Standards, Launch of ICC Report on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings, Seoul, 9/19
  • Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, AAA, New York, 7/19 (arbitrator facilitator for two-day workshop)
  • Ethics and Cybersecurity for Arbitrators - Maintaining the Security of the Arbitration Process, NYSBA Commercial Arbitration Training for Arbitrators and Counsel, New York, 6/19
  • Cybersecurity for CPR Distinguished Neutrals - Module 3, CPR Webinar, 6/19
  • Cybersecurity for Neutrals, ABA Webinar for Women in Dispute Resolution Committee, 6/19
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program, CIArb New York Branch, New York, 6/19 (course tutor)
  • Cybersecurity in the Arbitration World,13th Annual WCCAS Energy, Mining and Resources Arbitration Conference, Calgary, 5/19
  • The Art of Advocacy - Tips, Tricks & War Stories, ICDR Y&I, New York, 4/19
  • Cybersecurity How-To for Arbitrators, CIArb New York Branch, New York, 4/19
  • Seeing Double: Parallel Proceedings in ArbitrationNYSBA DRS International Dispute Resolution Committee, New York, 4/19 (co-organizer)
  • Cybersecurity from Silicon Valley to Paris: Challenges and Tips for Commercial and Technical Disputes, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center, Paris, 4/19
  • Clicking Confidential: Practical Guidance to Protect Cybersecurity and Ensure Cross-Border Data Privacy Compliance in Arbitration, ABA Dispute Resolution Section Spring Meeting, Minneapolis, 4/19
  • Cybersecurity in Mediation & Arbitration - Protecting Party Confidentiality, 2019 AAA-ICDR-AAA Mediation.org Conference, Nashville, 3/19
  • Interim Relief, Emergency Measures & Cybersecurity, TCAS Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration, Toronto, 2/19
  • Technology and International Arbitration: Evidentiary Issues and Technology in International Disputes, 6th ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration, Houston, 1/19
  • Cybersecurity & The Maritime Arbitrator, Society of Maritime Arbitrators, New York, 1/19
  • Mastering Effective Techniques for Cross-Examination, ICDR-ICC-ICSID 35th Annual Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, Washington, D.C., 12/18
  • Cybersecurity and Arbitration: Arbitrating B2B Data Breaches and Protecting the Arbitral Process, AAA, New York, 12/18
  • Spotlight on the Privacy Shield, GDPR, Data Security and Data Breach, Smarter, Faster and Cheaper Litigation and Arbitration for Tech Company Disputes, ACC/SVMAC/AAA-ICDR/iTech Law Conference, 11/18
  • Cybersecurity Consultation Workshop, ICCA-NYC Bar Association-CPR Working Group on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration, Miami, 11/18
  • The Future of the Future: Technology in International Arbitration, ICC Miami Conference, Miami, 11/18
  • Training for Tribunal Secretaries: Technological Aspects & Cybersecurity, ICC Institute, Miami, 11/18
  • Securing the Decision: A Primer on Arbitral Award Writing, NYSBA DRS Fall Meeting, New York, 10/18
  • Cybersecurity in Arbitration, CPR Institute, Rome, 10/18
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program, CIArb Canada Branch, 9/18 (course tutor)
  • New Challenges and Age-Old Problems: Foundational Principles Applied and Practical Tips for Arbitrators, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Canada Branch Symposium, Toronto, 9/18
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program, CIArb New York Branch, 6/18 (course tutor)
  • Ethics and Cybersecurity for Arbitrators - Maintaining the Security of the Arbitration Process, NYSBA Commercial Arbitration Training for Arbitrators and Counsel, New York, 6/18
  • I(A), Robot: Decoding Technology in International Arbitration, ICC YAF North American Regional Conference, Montreal, 6/18
  • The Law According to Whom? How Arbitrators 'Get it Right,' Part II of The In Camera Series: Exploring Intra-Tribunal Dynamics and Decision-Making, NYSBA DRS International Dispute Resolution Committee, New York, 5/18 (co-organizer)
  • Protecting Confidential Information in Arbitration in a World of Increasing Security Risk, TCAS Annual Conference, Toronto, 5/18
  • The Tribunal's Crystal Ball: Models, Experts, and Estimates in High-Stakes Cases, Part I of The In Camera Series: Exploring Intra-Tribunal Dynamics and Decision-Making, NYSBA DRS International Dispute Resolution Committee, New York, 4/18 (co-organizer)
  • Training for Tribunal Secretaries: Technological Aspects, ICC Institute, Sao Paolo, 3/18
  • Cybersecurity, CPR Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 3/18
  • So You Wanna Be an International Arbitrator? ICC YAF, Washington, D.C., 2/18
  • Business Development and Ethical Considerations for Mediators & Arbitrators, NYSBA DRS Annual Meeting, New York, 1/18
  • Interim Relief and Emergency Measures, TCAS Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration, Toronto, 1/18
  • Arbitration at Work: The Supreme Court's Visit to the Office, NYSBA DRS Webinar, 12/17 (co-organizer)
  • When Arbitration Goes to New York Courts, NYSBA DRS Webcast, 11/17 (co-organizer)
  • Emerging Expectations of Arbitrators, Fordham International Arbitration Conference, New York, 11/17
  • Arbitration Technopolis: Tips, Tools and Technology to Support a Modern Arbitration Practice, NYIAC & Fordham Dispute Resolution Society, New York, 11/17 (event co-chair)
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Arbitration Advocacy, The Advocates' Society, Toronto, 11/17
  • Emergency Applications in International Arbitration: When is an Arbitrator as Good as a Judge? American Bar Association 2017 Annual Meeting, New York, 8/17 (moderator)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program, CIArb NY Branch, 6/17 (course tutor)
  • Arbitrator Immunity, ICC Institute Masterclass for Arbitrators, Washington, D.C., 03/17
  • Updating the Arbitrator's Office Toolkit, NYSBA Arbitration Committee, New York, 02/17
  • Interim Relief and Emergency Measures, TCAS Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration, Toronto, 01/17
  • Ethical Issues & Misconduct, Part III of the In Camera Series: Exploring Intra-Tribunal Dynamics and Decision-Making, NYSBA IDRC- CIArb- NYIAC, New York, 12/16 (co-organizer)
  • Delegation, Part II of the In Camera Series: Exploring Intra-Tribunal Dynamics and Decision-Making, NYSBA IDRC- CIArb- NYIAC, New York, 11/16 (co-organizer)
  • National Court Approaches to Actions Against Institutions and Arbitrators, ICC Miami Conference, Miami, 11/16
  • Emergency Arbitrators, Prof. J. Walker's International Commercial Arbitration LLM Course, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto (via video), 11/16
  • Could Your Arbitration Be Hacked? Information Security in the Age of Anonymous, NYSBA DRS Fall Meeting, New York, 10/16
  • ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference, Toronto, 10/16 (conference co-chair)
  • Deliberations: Part I of the In Camera Series: Exploring Intra-Tribunal Dynamics and Decision-Making, NYSBA IDRC- CIArb- NYIAC, New York, 10/16 (co-organizer)
  • From Contract Drafting to Enforcement: What You Should Know About International Arbitration, Canadian Bar Association Global Law Day, Toronto, 9/16
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program, CIArb NY Branch, 6/16 (course tutor)
  • Tylney Hall Session on CETA's New Permanent Arbitration Court, TCAS Annual Conference, Toronto, 5/16
  • Red-Flag Alert: Data Security in Arbitration, CIArb-NYIAC-Debevoise, New York, 5/16 (speaker and co-organizer)
  • Meet the Arbitrator: Speed Networking for Greater Diversity, New York, 12/15 (member of planning committee)
  • Spotlight on Arbitration: The Changing Contours of Conducting Arbitration Proceedings, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section Fall Meeting, New York, 10/15 (moderator)
  • ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference, Vancouver, 10/15 (conference co-chair)
  • Roundtable: Arbitration's Basics Revisited by Landmark Case Law Worldwide, ICC YAF Global Conference, London, June 2015
  • Tylney Hall Session, TCAS Annual Conference, Toronto, April 2015 (moderator)
  • Developing an International Arbitration and Arbitrator Practice: Tips for Young Practitioners, CPR Y-ADR/NYIAC, New York, Dec. 2014
  • Pesky Procedural Problems: Practical Tips, ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference, Nov. 2014 (moderator; member of conference planning committee)
  • When the Firm's Biggest Client Comes Calling: Choosing the Right Arbitration Rules for the Right Dispute, YCAP Symposium, Montreal, Nov. 2014
  • Pre-Arbitral Considerations, ADR Institute of Canada Conference, Montreal, Oct. 2014
  • Precedents: Benefits, Dangers & Myths, ICC YAF, Miami, November 2013 (co-moderator)
  • Noteworthy Developments in U.S. Arbitration, ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference, October 2013
  • Expediting the Arbitral Process: Problems and Best Practices To Improve the Efficiency of International Arbitration, OIAA - YCAP Symposium, June 2013
  • Law and Globalization Seminar, Yale Law School, April 2013
  • How To Get a First Appointment as Arbitrator, ICC YAF - YCAP Symposium, October 2012
  • To Defer or Not To Defer? Canadian, American, and ICSID Perspectives on the Review of Arbitral Rulings on Jurisdiction, ICDR Y&I - YCAP Symposium, June 2012 (co-moderator and co-organizer)
  • Jura Novit Curia and Arbitral Justice: The Controversy Surrounding the Arbitrator's Control over Legal Issues , McGill University Arbitration Society, March 2012
  • Making International Arbitration Work in Federations, YCAP Symposium, June 2010
  • The Balancing Act: Practical Approaches to Fairness and Efficiency in International Arbitration, ICC Canadian National Arbitration Committee Annual Conference, October 2009

Interviews & Press

Continuing Education

Ongoing commitment to participating in advanced arbitrator best practices training sponsored by leading arbitration organizations as well as seminars and conferences on topical issues in international and domestic arbitration. Recent events include:

  • 2020 CPR-FTI Consulting Cybersecurity in ADR Web Training, CPR Institute, 6/20
  • 2020 ITA Virtual Workshop, 5/20
  • Hogan Lovells International Arbitration Dialogues, 2/20
  • The Arbitrator's Perspective: Seemingly Innocuous Procedural Orders in Arbitration, ABA Webinar, 2/20
  • Fordham Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation, New York, 11/19
  • New York Arbitration Week Restatement of the Law, The U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, New York, 11/19
  • NYIAC Talks: A Debate on the Motion: "This House Believes that Arbitral Tribunals Should Regulate Ethical Conduct in International Arbitration," New York, 11/19
  • 14th Annual ICC New York Conference, New York, 10/19
  • LCIA Asia Pacific Users' Council Symposium, Seoul, 9/19
  • AAA-ICDR Panelist Cyber Security Boot Camp, New York, 9/19
  • Ethics: Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias - Implicit Bias, Serving a Diverse Population, and Sensitivity to Culture and Other Differences, Including Heuristics Affecting Arbitrators' Exercise of Judgment and Decision-Making, NYSBA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 6/19
  • NYIAC - Updates from Asia, New York, 6/19
  • Proskauer Lecture on Arbitration - Mark Kantor, New York, 5/19
  • ICC Report on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings: Global Kick-off Launch, Paris, 4/19
  • Arbitration: Looking AheadICC Canada Conference, Ottawa, 11/18
  • Parallel Proceedings and Transparency in Investor-State Arbitrations, YCAP Symposium, Ottawa, 11/18
  • The Great Debate: Ad Hoc vs Institutional Arbitration, CIArb New York Branch, New York, 10/18
  • LCIA Symposium, Rome, 10/18
  • Bumps in the Night: Cybersecurity Legal Requirements, Government Enforcement, and Litigation, ABA Webinar, 7/18
  • Darkest Hour? Shining a Light on Cyber Ethical Obligations, ABA Webinar, 6/18
  • Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, AAA, Chicago, 5/18
  • Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding and Writing Awards, AAA Webinar, 5/18
  • Evolution and Adaptation: The Future of International Arbitration, ICCA Congress, Sydney, 4/18
  • AAA-ICDR/ICC/ICSID 34th Annual Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, New York, 12/17
  • ICC Canada Conference: Arbitration in a Dangerous Time, Montreal, 11/17
  • NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section Fall Conference, New York, 10/17
  • E-Discovery Arbitration vs. E-Discovery Litigation, ABA Webinar, 10/17
  • 12th ICC New York Conference, New York, 9/17
  • Diehard Attempts to Avoid Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards, ABA CLE in the City, New York, 8/17
  • The Future of Arbitration—Challenges, Opportunities, and Expectations, AAA/ICDR Council and Columbia Law School Conference, 5/17
  • TCAS Annual Conference, Toronto, 5/17
  • ICC 1st Annual European Conference, Paris, 4/17
  • Arbitrating Patent Disputes: Innovative Approaches & New Concerns, CIArb Webinar, 3/17
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: What You Need to Know about Preventing and Arbitrating Business-to-Business (“B2B") Data Breaches, AAA Webinar, 3/17
  • Procedural Problems in International Arbitration, NYSBA International Arbitration & ADR Committee, New York, 3/17
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Domestic Courts, ICC-SICANA, New York, 3/17
  • A Mock Challenge Under the CPR Rules for Administered Arbitration of International Disputes, CPR Y-ADR - NYIAC, 12/16
  • Information Security & Vendor Engagements, Baker Hostetler Webinar, 12/16
  • The Efficiency & Effectiveness of International Arbitration, LCIA Symposium, New York, 11/16
  • Ethics in International Arbitration, Practical Law, New York, 10/16 (webinar)
  • LCIA Morning Symposium, Washington, D.C., 9/16
  • ICC New York Conference, New York, 9/16
  • It's Not Just 'Litigation Lite': Making Rulings on Evidentiary Objections, AAA Webinar (recorded), 5/16
  • Smartphones / Mobile / Tablets: The Ethical and Effective Use of Mobile Devices to Manage Your Practice, ABA Webinar, 4/16
  • Secrets of Success in Commercial and International Arbitration (five programs presented by the College of Commercial Arbitrators), ABA Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, New York, 4/16
  • NYC Bar Vis Moot Practice Session, New York, 3/16
  • Reflections on the Changing Landscape of International Arbitration: A Conversation with ICC Deputy Secretary General, NYIAC-ICC YAF, New York, 2/16
  • ICC Institute Masterclass for Arbitrators, New York, 2/16
  • SICANA Vis Moot Practice Session, New York, 2/16
  • A Mock Procedural Hearing under CPR's Rules for Administered Arbitration of International Disputes, CPR Y-ADR, New York, 2/16