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MAA Speaker Series - 28 U.S.C. §1782: The Moth to the Light
28 U.S.C. §1782 permits the United States courts to order a person “to give [ ] testimony. . . or to produce a document . . . for use in a proceeding in a foreign or international tribunal… .” The statute’s application to private commercial arbitration is not without controversy and the United States Supreme Court appears poised to address the issue. This presentation explores the history of 28 U.S.C. §1782, its practical application and the current split of authority among the various appellate circuits.

Speaker info: Ann Ryan Robertson, Chartered Arbitrator, FCIArb, is the global President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator. An International Partner in Locke Lord LLP’s Houston office, Ann acts as counsel and arbitrator in a wide variety of complex business disputes. She has been named to Global Arbitration Review’s “Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration” since 2015 and to “The Best Lawyers in America, International Arbitration/Governmental” since 2014. Ann is a member of a number of arbitral institution panels, including the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Asia International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), the British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre (BVI-IAC), the Maldives International Arbitration Centre (MIAC) and the Court of Arbiration for Art (CAfA).. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center and a frequent author and speaker on arbitration issues. A recipient of many awards and honors, most recently, the United States Department of Trade selected Ann as one of ten arbitrators appointed by the United States to serve as a dispute settlement panelist pursuant to Chapter 31 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). A founding member of ArbitralWomen.

Mar 29, 2021 09:00 PM in Hong Kong SAR

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