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Decision to Arbitrate or Litigate

July 9, 2020 1:00 PM EST | 02:30 PM EST

Training Duration = 90 min              Sponsored by Lorman

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Gain an understanding which strategy, arbitrate or litigate, will give the proper approach for representing a client.

Learn current issues surrounding strategies for deciding whether to arbitrate or litigate a dispute. This topic will discuss the relative benefits and challenges of arbitration vs. judicial forums and will provide tips for understanding the differences in approaches that lawyers take in each of these forums to maximize the chances for success. After learning this information, you will be able to describe to clients the pros and cons of selecting an arbitration forum over a courtroom, and will be able to identify ways in which to effectively tailor your presentation in a manner best suited to adjudication by an arbitrator or judge.


Selecting the Forum
  • What Does the Contract Provide?
  • What Is the Scope of Arbitration?
  • Selecting the Arbitrator
Arbitration vs. Judicial Procedures
  • Forms of Pleadings
  • Scope of Discovery
  • Motion Practice
  • The Hearing/Trial
  • Opportunities for Appeals



Howard S. Suskin

Jenner & Block LLP

  • Partner in Jenner & Block LLP’s litigation department
  • Substantial first-chair experience representing individuals and business entities in civil and criminal securities matters
  • Co-chair of Jenner & Block LLP’s class action and securities litigation practices
  • Members of the Leading Lawyers Network have consistently recognized his work in several areas, including class actions, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and securities and venture financing law
  • Been named one of the Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation
  • Illinois Super Lawyer named him a Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer eight times
  • He is on the faculty of Practicing Law Institute; and has lectured extensively; instructed legal writing at the University of Michigan Law School; and has published numerous treatises and articles on issues relating to arbitrations, class actions and securities law, including serving as editor and co-writer of the West Publishing Illinois Civil Litigation Guide, Moore’s Federal Civil Motion Practice and Pretrial Civil Litigation, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Treatise on Class Actions, and the ABA’s Annual Survey of State Class Action Litigation
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Michigan Law School; graduate, with distinction, elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Northwestern University