Developments in Arbitration Law: Testing the Boundaries of Court Intervention

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Program ID: 15WEB018O

Developments in Arbitration Law:  Testing the Boundaries of Court Intervention


Theodore ChengTheodore K.Cheng

Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
New York, NY

Eric TuchmannEric P.Tuchmann

American Arbitration Association
New York, NY

  • Start Date:

    May 20, 2015 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • End Date:

    May 20, 2015 3:15 PM
  • Duration:

    1.25 hours
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Registration Status: CLOSED

Registration for this program closes on May 20, 2015 11:30 AM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $95.00

Refund Policy:

Please provide notice of cancellation, via phone or email, at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled start of the program for a full refund.


On May 20, the American Arbitration Association will present the next installment in its ongoing series of legal update webinars.  Developments in Arbitration LawTesting the Boundaries of Court Intervention webinar will explore some of the issues that can create tensions when parties seek to have courts intervene in the arbitration process.  The legal update will be presented by AAA General Counsel Eric P. Tuchmann and attorney/arbitrator/mediator Theodore K. Cheng, who is an AAA Board Nominee and 2013 Higginbotham Fellow.

The period of time and the circumstances in which a court may become involved in an arbitration depend on a number of factors. Many courts have clearly delineated the limited role courts play in the arbitration process. However, certain issues arise with greater frequency that test the boundaries of the courts’ role. The outcomes of some of these challenges can have significant consequences for an arbitration proceeding or the enforceability of an award.

Register for this 75-minute webinar to learn how the following issues have been handled by reviewing courts:

  • Interim Relief – Can parties seek interim or emergency relief from a court where the underlying agreement provides for a dispute to be resolved by arbitration? What is the impact of AAA and ICDR Rules providing for the   appointment of emergency arbitrators to rule on such requests?
  • Preclusive Effect of Arbitration Awards on Subsequent Proceedings – Once an arbitration award is confirmed, to what extent does that award bind parties in subsequent proceedings? Are courts or arbitrators the proper decision-makers when there is a dispute about the preclusive effect of an arbitration award?
  • Arbitrator Challenges in Pending Arbitrations – Can a party petition a court to remove an arbitrator in an ongoing arbitration based on alleged non-disclosure or other misconduct?
  • Modification of the Statutory Grounds for Vacating Awards – Parties cannot contractually expand judicial review of arbitration awards under the FAA beyond what is provided for in the statute, but can they limit the scope of judicial review or even waive it altogether? On what types of outside authority, if any, can parties rely to modify the grounds for vacating awards?


Who Should Attend: If you are an arbitrator, mediator, advocate, academic, or have an interest in the current judicial landscape as it affects arbitration, you will not want to miss this live online program.



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NOTE:  This webinar cannot be viewed on an iPad/iPhone.


Full participation in this program will satisfy annual Arbitrator Continuing Education (ACE) requirements for AAA Arbitrators.



CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association.

This program is available for CLE credits in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules.


Questions? Please contact AAA Education Services at or 212-716-3977.