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2020 Arbitration Law Review Symposium: Collective Bargaining and Adhesive Arbitration

2020 Arbitration Law Review Symposium: Collective Bargaining and Adhesive Arbitration

The 2020 Arbitration Law Review Symposium, titled 'Collective Bargaining and Adhesive Arbitration,' will be held on Wednesday, February 12th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building. Breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will also be provided.

Up to 3 CLE credits will be offered to symposium attendees. 


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
Sutliff Auditorium

Symposium Agenda

8:30 AM — Registration/Breakfast

9:00 AM — Welcome Address by Dean Osofsky

9:15 AM — Introduction of Speakers

9:30 AM — Professor Theodore J. St. Antoine's Presentation on "Making Arbitration a Fair and Accessible Remedial Process"

10:00 AM — Professor Stephen Ware's Presentation on "Labor Arbitration's Differences"

10:30 AM — Professor Richard Bales' Presentation on "What Makes a 'Reasoned' Arbitration Award?"

11:15 AM — Lunch

12:00 PM — Professor Jill I. Gross' Presentation on "The Final Frontier: Are Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clauses in Broker-Dealer Employment Agreements Enforceable?"

12:30 PM — Professor Mark Gough's Presentation on "Employment Disputes in Mandatory Arbitration and Civil Litigation: Comparing Outcomes and Stakeholder Perceptions."

1:00 PM — Group Panel featuring all speakers

1:45 PM — Closing Remarks

Professor Richard Bales, Ohio Northern University Law

Rick Bales is a faculty member at Ohio Northern University Law (visiting at Akron Law 2018-20). He teaches a wide variety of ADR and labor/employment courses, Torts, and Civil Procedure. He has published more than eighty scholarly articles and authored or co-authored eight books on a variety of topics related to labor/employment/ADR. His most recent book is Cambridge Handbook of US Labor Law: Reinventing Labor Law for the 21st Century (co-edited with Charlotte Garden). In addition to teaching and writing, Rick is a part-time labor arbitrator. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and serves on FMCS and AAA panels.



Professor Mark Gough, The Pennsylvania State University

Mark Gough is assistant professor of labor and employment relations at The Pennsylvania State University.  He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.S. in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Penn State University. Dr. Gough's research focuses on workplace dispute resolution, employment law, and how legal actors affect access to justice in the workplace.  He has been published in top peer-reviewed and legal journals including Industrial and Labor Relations Review and Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.



Professor Jill I. Gross, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Jill I. Gross is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, teaching courses in alternative dispute resolution, securities law, and professional responsibility. She was the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law, a two-year rotating endowed Chair, from 2013-2015, Director of the Investor Rights Clinic from 1999-2015, and Director of Legal Skills Programs from 2010-2015. She also has taught at Cornell Law School, UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

She is a co-author of the treatise, Broker-Dealer Law and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer 5th ed. 2018) (with J. Fanto and N. Poser), has published dozens of book chapters and articles on the negotiation, mediation and arbitration of securities and other commercial disputes, and is a Senior Contributing Editor to the Securities Online Litigation Alert. She has chaired the AALS Section of Dispute Resolution, the Securities ADR Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the Practising Law Institute’s annual Securities Arbitration program. She is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution, and the National Futures Association, and a member of the Securities Experts Roundtable. She is a former public member of the FINRA National Arbitration and Mediation Committee, and a current member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women. She has been quoted in the national media, and retained as an expert in securities arbitrations, litigations and enforcement proceedings. 

Before entering legal education, Professor Gross was an attorney in the New York City firms of Kaye Scholer LLP, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Silberberg, and Parcher Hayes & Snyder, representing clients in white collar criminal and securities enforcement proceedings, securities arbitrations, and other commercial litigation. She received an A.B. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Cornell University and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.


Professor Theodore J. St. Antoine, University of Michigan Law School

Theodore J. (Ted) St. Antoine is the James E. & Sarah A. Degan Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Michigan. For seven years he was a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Woll, Mayer & St. Antoine, which represented the AFL-CIO and various labor unions. His practice was chiefly before the U.S. Supreme Court.

St. Antoine joined the Michigan Law School faculty in 1965.  He served as Dean there in 1971-78. He has been a labor arbitrator for almost 50 years and was President of the National Academy of Arbitrators in 1999-2000.

Past positions include Secretary and Council member of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section and Chair of the Michigan Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section. St. Antoine has been on the Executive Committee of the American Arbitration Association’s Board of Directors and received the Association’s George W. Taylor Award for his contributions to collective bargaining. He drafted the Model Employment Termination Act for the Uniform Law Commissioners. St. Antoine has also chaired the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, the UAW’s Public Review Board, and the UAW-GM Legal Services Plan. He is a member of the American Bar Foundation and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

St. Antoine received an A.B. summa cum laude from Fordham College and a J.D. from the Michigan Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and co-winner of the annual moot court competition. After service in the U.S Army JAG Corps in the Pentagon, he did postgraduate study in law and economics on a Fulbright grant at the London School of Economics. St. Antoine is co-editor of a leading labor law casebook, now in its thirteenth edition, and editor of the National Academy of Arbitrators’ publication, The Common Law of the Workplace: The Views of Arbitrators (2d ed. 2005). He was a visiting professor at Cambridge, Duke, George Washington, Illinois, and Tokyo Universities, and taught at the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies. He has lectured widely in Europe and China on American labor law and arbitration.


Professor Stephen Ware, University of Kansas School of Law

Stephen Ware is the Frank Edwards Tyler Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas, where he teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy, Contracts, and Commercial Law: Secured Transactions. He is an author of four books—Arbitration (4th ed. 2020) (lead author), Principles of Arbitration Law (2017) (lead author), Principles of Alternative Dispute Resolution (3d ed. 2016) (sole author), Arbitration law in America: A Critical Assessment (Cambridge 2006) (co-author)—and 42 law review articles, most focused on arbitration. His scholarship has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and in at least 32 other federal and state cases.

Professor Ware has testified on arbitration before both houses of Congress and in court as an expert witness. He is an arbitrator, elected member of the American Law Institute, and frequent speaker at professional and academic programs. He has been quoted in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, and many other publications, and has appeared on several television and radio stations.  

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