Stephen E. Smith, vice president and general counsel with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, was the keynote speaker at an October 22 luncheon hosted by USCIB’s Arbitration Committee and held at the New York offices of Latham & Watkins, LLP.
Attended by over 40 legal practitioners, Mr. Smith’s remarks on “Reflections of a Corporate Counsel on International Arbitration” provided attendees with insight into the objectives and expectations of a Fortune 500 company in an arbitration proceeding.
Mr. Smith said institutional arbitration provides significant advantages over ad hoc arbitration and noted that ICC is well positioned as the world’s most international arbitration institution.
Other speakers at the luncheon included Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, ICC’s director of arbitration and ADR for North America, and Mark Beckett, partner at Latham & Watkins and chair of USCIB’s Arbitration Committee. Additional topics addressed during a lively Q&A session that followed Mr. Smith’s speech ranged from e-discovery to controlling costs in arbitration.
USCIB’s Arbitration Committee serves as the contact point for the ICC International Court of Arbitration and its multi-faceted dispute resolution services.
Staff contact: Suzanne Ulicny