CLE Webinar: ADR Considerations for General Counsel and In-House Legal Departments

CLE Events | Webinar Date: September 21, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. ET

The responsibilities inherent in the roles of general counsel and members of legal departments. are both complex and vast. Resolving legal disputes in an efficient manner, while keeping costs manageable is vital, and meeting those responsibilities while attempting to save business relationships is important.

Join NAM neutral, Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman (Ret.), Mark J. Levin, Esq., Senior Counsel at Ballard Spahr and Michael Licker, Esq., Head of Litigation and Investigations at Wayfair, as they discuss the various challenges faced by in-house counsel and general counsel in addressing legal disputes through alternative dispute resolution from the perspective of a mediator, in-house counsel and outside counsel. This will include considerations for choosing ADR, key provisions of a strong arbitration clause, and common issues faced prior to initiating arbitration.

This complimentary 60-minute CLE webinar, ADR Considerations for General Counsel and In-House Legal Departments, will be presented on Thursday, 9/21 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

To register, visit the Practising Law Institute (PLI) website here.

About the Presenters

Judge Scheinkman is a member of NAM's (National Arbitration and Mediation) Hearing Officer Panel and is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States.  He is the former Presiding Justice of the Second Judicial Department of The New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, where he heard appeals of a wide variety complex litigation matters that included business disputes, labor and employment partnerships, landlord and tenant, commercial foreclosure cases, business receiverships, business torts, matrimonial and family law, trusts and estates, defamation, land use and construction, health law and wage and hour cases.  As an appellate judge, trial judge and litigator, he has handled all types of employment matters that include breach of contract, trade secrets, confidentiality agreements, covenants not to complete, wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage and hour disputes. Justice Scheinkman was voted the #1 Arbitrator in New York State in the 2021 New York Law Journal Best of Survey. 

Mr. Levin is a Senior Counsel at Ballard Spahr and a member of the firm's Consumer Financial Services Group and Litigation Department. His practice is focused on consumer financial services litigation, and he has particular experience in the structuring and enforcement of consumer arbitration clauses and the defense of financial services companies and insurance companies in consumer class actions. Mr. Levin helped pioneer the use of class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreements and played a leading role in opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's arbitration rule. In 2007, he testified for the lending industry before a subcommittee of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee at an oversight hearing on whether mandatory arbitration provisions in consumer contracts are fair to consumers.

Mr. Licker joined Wayfair in September 2020 as its first head of litigation and Investigations.  In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all disputes and responding to government investigations worldwide. Prior to joining Wayfair, Licker was a partner at the law firm Foley Hoag LLP where he specialized in high stakes commercial litigation, internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense.

About NAM's Continuing Legal Education Program

NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education (CLE) programs virtually, on-site at your office, or in any of NAM's dedicated conference facilities. Our Continuing Legal Education department will work with your firm or organization to customize a CLE program that is designed to meet your specific CLE issues and topics of interest. Our respected faculty provides participants with an interactive presentation that will engage and educate your audience as they earn relevant CLE credit.

Please contact NAM's CLE department at 800-358-2550, ext. 145 or email Sharon Pedersen at for information on how we can customize a CLE program for your organization.