DC Chapter Meeting

  • 19 May 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom Link provided to attendees only; please email dc@wominediscovery.org for an invitation

Arbitration: How eDiscovery differs in Arbitration from Civil Litigation

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 12to 1pm EST; 15-minute Q/A session to follow.

Where: Zoom Link provided to attendees only; please email dc@wominediscovery.org for an invitation.

Many contracts require parties to agree to arbitration in the event of a dispute. Arbitration in theory is supposed to be faster, cheaper and easier than civil litigation. When it comes to discovery, discovery in arbitration is scaled back with limited guidance from the American Arbitration Association, and similar bodies. Contrast this with civil litigation, where attorneys and judges have rigorous rules and procedures to follow as outlined in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence. How do you maintain the advantages of arbitration while still getting the data you need to support your arguments? What are the key differences between arbitration and civil litigation as it pertains to eDiscovery? What eDiscovery best practices should every attorney consider when representing a client in arbitration? How does international arbitration differ for discovery?

The DC Chapter of Women in eDiscovery will focus its May meeting on answering these questions plus more by a panel of Arbitration experts. The panel will provide professional opinions from the perspective of domestic arbitration, international arbitration and outside counsel.

Moderator: Carla Jordan-Detamore, Senior Associate at Vinson & Elkins LLP.


Hon. Elizabeth Laporte (Ret.), Neutral at JAMS ADR;

Hon. Shira Scheindlin (Ret.) Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators and Of Counsel at Stroock;

Barbara Reeves, Esq., Neutral at JAMS ADR;

Jennifer Ivers, Associate at White & Case LLP.

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