Comparing International and Domestic Arbitration: Tips for Advocates, Clients and Arbitrators

When:  Feb 20, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)

Comparing International and Domestic Arbitration: Tips for Advocates, Clients and Arbitrators (Webinar)

Co-sponsored with the Business Law and Litigation Sections of the State Bar of Michigan and the Detroit Bar Association ADR Section.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Noon to 1:00 p.m.

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Cost: $10 ADR & Co-Sponsoring section members; $40- All other registrants


Frederick Acomb leads the International Disputes practice at Miller Canfield, an international law firm headquartered in Detroit. He defends and prosecutes transnational litigation and international arbitration matters for clients located throughout the world. His work regularly takes him around the globe. He has appeared before arbitration tribunals in Asia, Europe, and North America. Fred has also represented international and domestic clients in more than 70 automotive supply chain disputes. As former general counsel to the firm, he has a unique perspective on client service that he endeavors to bring to every engagement.

Jamie Woolard is a principal in Miller Canfield’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. He handles complex commercial disputes with an emphasis on transnational litigation and international arbitration. He has represented foreign and domestic clients in international commercial arbitrations administered by the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, as well as in litigation in U.S. state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Harshitha Ram is an international disputes attorney, arbitrator, and mediator, concentrating in diverse areas of law, including commercial, information technology, healthcare, labor and employment. Her practice encompasses early dispute resolution (EDR), arbitration, and mediation on both the domestic and international fronts. Ram serves as an adjunct professor of law at MSU and NEIU. Notable for her roles as an arbitrator and mediator, she is on esteemed panels such as the AAA-ICDR, NMB, FINRA, AHLA, AIAC, BIAMC, ICC, among others.

Her legal training spans three jurisdictions—USA, India, and the UK, and she is licensed to practice law in Illinois and India. Widely recognized for her expertise, Ram speaks at national and international conferences, ADR forums, law schools, and ADR groups. Adding to her multifaceted contributions, she holds distinguished leadership roles as the Chair of the ADR Section of the Detroit Bar Association (DBA) and Publications Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA).


Larry J. Saylor, senior counsel in Miller Canfield’s Detroit office, is a neutral on the American Arbitration Association’s commercial, large complex case and appellate panels, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has more than 40 years' experience litigating complex business disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country, and in domestic and international arbitration.  Larry currently serves on the executive committee of the ADR Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and formerly served as an adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, as chair of the Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar, and on the Council of the Appellate Practice Section. He received his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, and clerked for Hon. George E. MacKinnon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. 


Mary Anne Parks
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