For June Newsletter
Dear Members,

Welcome to the June issue of the NAB newsletter. As part of our theme to market Best in Class, NAB members lead the ABA’s Dispute Resolution Training Session on June 1-3. The newsletter features NAB members leading panels and seminars throughout the year to educate and provide support to arbitrators. Please calendar the NAB Members Retreat scheduled for April 14-16, 2023, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. See details below. This month we feature six NAB members who are prominent in our membership. 

We will be starting a new addition to the newsletter to highlight for member review new case law. For now, please find the link below to the latest Supreme Court holding in Morgan v. Sundance, Inc. regarding Court created arbitration specific variants of federal procedural rules. Read about it here:

Enjoy this month’s newsletter. Happy Father’s Day!

Steven J. Cologne FCIArb
NAB Newsletter Editor 
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NAB members are prominently represented on the faculty of the ABA DR Section’s Arbitration Training program taking place on June 1-3 in Chicago. The members teaching at that event include: Gary Benton C.Arb, FCIArbJames R. Ferguson FCIArbTom Hanrahan FCIArbSandra Jeskie FCIArb (NAB Immediate Past Chair); Terry Moritz FCIArb (Chicago Chapter Chair); Merriann Panarella FCIArbBarbara A. Reeves FCIArbSarah E. Reynolds FCIArbHarrie Samaras FCIArbHarout J. Samra FCIArb; and Dana Welch FCIArb.

CIArb NAB presents a webinar: “Russia – Ukraine: The Credit and Political Risk Impact” on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m. EDT/ 12:00 p.m. PDT. This program is free, but space is limited. Register here.

September 30–October 1, the Advanced Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration Assessment Plus Exam). This course will be offered in Washington D.C. in cooperation with ICC NY. More details will be available in the future. 

Planning is underway for an America’s Conference of all CIArb Branches in this hemisphere on October 7 to be preceded by a Mediation Institute on October 6, both in Miami, Florida. Watch for more details in the future. 

SAVE THE DATES - April 14-16, 2023, for the NAB Members Retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico

NAB will hold a Members’ Retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico from Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 16, 2023. The event will take place at the Inn and Spa at Loretto near the Plaza in Santa Fe. Full details are still being planned and will be announced by the Fall of 2022. It will be a chance to meet and network with other NAB members and enjoy the culture and sights of Santa Fe, New Mexico. There will also be some educational opportunities. PLAN ON BEING IN SANTA FE TO ATTEND APRIL 14-16, 2023!
New Program Expands Arbitration Training Across Brazil!
Brazil has become one of the most dynamic arbitration markets in the world. CIARb’s North America (NAB) and Brazil Branches, and the University of Miami School of Law have joined forces to offer the Capacity Sharing Program (CSP) this year to three Brazilian regions less exposed to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. The Brazil Arbitration CSP will be held in a hybrid format and will take place in the cities of Manaus-AM (North), Goiania-GO (Center), and João Pessoa-PB (Northeast) during the week of October 10 to 14, 2022, just before the Sao Paulo Arbitration Week. This exciting program will cover a range of topics related to arbitration, with a faculty composed of leading figures in the field of international and Brazilian arbitration.

Vice Chairs of the CSP are NAB Fellows Mauricio Gomm and Rose Rameau
Orlando Cabrera FCIArb has been included in the list of arbitrators of the Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC).

David T. Lopez FCIArb made a presentation entitled “ADR Ethics, Competence, and the Bottom Line” at the 2022 Annual ADR Conference of the ADR Section of the Houston Bar Association on May 6. Lonnie Schooler FCIArb presented “Latest Developments in Arbitration” at the same conference. David Lopez was also part of the committee that organized and planned the event as was David E. Sharp FCIArb. Both David’s served on the ADR Section’s Governing Council. 

Orlando Cabrera FCIArb was a featured speaker in the International Arbitration Congress between Academia and Professional Practice on May 12. Orlando presented the subject of War Clauses and investment treaty protection under Fair and Equitable Treatment and the Full Protection and Security Standards.

Ava Borrasso FCIArb conducted the interview for the article “Puppies and Kittens and Developments in International Arbitration, an Interview with Lucy Greenwood and Michael Mcilwrath” published in Vol. 28, No. 2 Dispute Resolution Magazine (April 2022). Lucy Greenwood C.Arb FCIArb is Member of CIArb’s Board of Trustees. 
C. Mark Baker FCIArb interviewed India Johnson, President and CEO, and Eric P. Tuchmann, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) for Norton Rose Fulbright’s International Arbitration Report Issue 18. 

Orlando Cabrera FCIArb was a featured speaker in a debate organized by the Spanish Club of Arbitration under 40 on May 26 and he commented on default arbitration.

Bryan Branon organized the Federal Bar Association’s June 17 (2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT) Webinar "Elevating Your ADR Practice, Profile, and Appointments.” Registration and details are here:

Eion Monyihan FCIArb is moderating “Cultural Considerations in International Arbitration” on June 22 (1:00 p.m. EDT). The program is co-sponsored by CIArb and details are here: Cultural Considerations in International Arbitration (

Prof. Charles T. Kotuby Jr., FCIArb is on the faculty of the Summer Course on International Arbitration at the Durham University in England on July 11-16. Details are: here.

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Featured Members. This month's Featured Members are: Albert Bates Jr., Thomas O. Crist, David Huebner, Gary McGowan, Henry L. Parr, Jr., and John B. Pinney. Learn about them on the homepage of NAB's website NAB Website.
News About Members

The newsletter has expanded to report news about Members. If you have something to report, please email that information to [email protected]. To ensure the newsletter goes out the first business day of each month, it is requested that information for the July 2022 newsletter be submitted by June 15, 2022.

When participating in a program or event of another organization, please remember to include in event flyers and publications, if possible, your post-nominal designations such as FCIArb. In addition to showcasing credentials you have earned, doing so helps all members by raising recognition of CIArb and, by association with you, helping to demonstrate that CIArb members are highly qualified individuals who have been credentialed by what in our opinion is the world’s leading ADR credentialing organization. 
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Get involved with one (or more) of the NAB Committees. Communications (and its social media subcommittee), Programs, and Training would definitely appreciate help. Contact information is on the website or email [email protected] to get directed to the right person(s).

Young Members should become part of the young members group (YMG). If you are not on the YMG's membership roster, contact Imad Khan at [email protected].

Student Members, please share the information about free student memberships with those of your classmates who have not joined. More details are available on our website.

Finally, don't forget to join, if you have not, the NAB LinkedIn Group. This group is open to all who may be interested in ADR (not limited to NAB members). If you have friends who ought to join, let them know about it. There are currently over 280 members, mostly NAB members. Feel free to post matters for interest and to comment on posts by others.