Speaking Engagements

Mr. Schaner has spoken at numerous conferences, symposia and other events on international and domestic arbitration and litigation throughout the world.

His speaking engagements include the following:


“Arbitration: Procedural Fairness v. Efficiency,” Moderator – CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Annual Meeting, Coral Gables, Florida, March 3, 2017.

“Managing Your International Arbitration: Making the Latest Rules, Guidelines and Techniques Work for Your,” Roundtable speaker – American Bar Association Section of Litigation webinar, July 11, 2016.

“Due Process in International Arbitration,” Session Chair – Center for International Legal Studies Symposium, Salzburg, Austria, June 3, 2016.

“Working with Witnesses in Cross-Border Disputes,” Panelist – Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Conference, Kuala Lumpur, April 15, 2016.

“International Arbitration & Cross Border Business Transactions: Making the Right Choices,” Panelist – The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western University School of Law and the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Cleveland, February 19, 2016.

“Choosing the Place of Arbitration, Arbitral Institution and Governing Law,” Panelist – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators conference, San Francisco, January 22, 2016.

“Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances,” Panelist – IBA Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria, October 6, 2015.

“The CPR Screened Selection Process for Party-Appointed Arbitrators,” Moderator – CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Chicago, July 29, 2015.

“Emergency Arbitrators and Complex Arbitrations under the 2012 ICC Arbitration Rules,” Panelist – ICC International Court of Arbitration and Jenner & Block, Chicago, June 5, 2015.

“International Arbitration and the Cross-Border Deal,” Moderator – Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute & Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Program, Washington University, and ICC International Court of Arbitration, St. Louis, Missouri, February 6, 2015.

“Resolving Global Disputes,” Panelist – ICC International Court of Arbitration, Marquette University School of Law, Milwaukee, February 5, 2015.

“Hot Topics in Professional Liability of Lawyers,” Panelist – IBA Annual Conference, Tokyo, Japan, October 22, 2014.

“International Arbitration Today: First Principles, Current Practice, Latest Trends,” Conference Co-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 29-30, 2014.

“Arbitrator Selection to Win: Techniques for Selecting the Best Tribunal for Your Case,” Moderator, IBA Arbitration Committee Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 30, 2014.

“Highlight on Jurisprudence: The Latest on the Approach of U.S. Courts and Hong Kong Courts in Enforcing Foreign International Arbitration Awards, Panelist – ICC Asia-Pacific Conference, Seoul, South Korea, May 21, 2014.

“Obtaining Evidence Abroad: How I Can Help You?” Moderator – IBA Annual Litigation Forum, Montreal, Canada, May 16, 2014.

“Arbitrators’ Conflicts and Party Representation: Working on Guidelines,” Panelist – IBA Annual Conference, Boston, October 10, 2013.

“International Arbitration and the Courts: The U.S. Experience,” Panelist – London Court of International Arbitration, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group workshop, Boston, October 5, 2013.

“International Arbitration Advocacy: Hidden Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Litigators,” Panelist – ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 9, 2013.

“Highlight on Jurisprudence: The Latest on the Approach of U.S. Courts and Hong Kong Courts in Enforcing International Arbitration Awards,” Panelist – Fourth Annual ICC A

“Protecting Your Client in the Global Economy: International Arbitration and the Cross-Border Deal,” Panelist – ICC International Court of Arbitration, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, Michigan, April 18, 2013.

“Hot Topics in Arbitration” and “Multi-tier Arbitration Clauses,” Speaker and Workshop LeaderInternational Association of Young Lawyer’s 5th Annual Arbitration Conference, Basel, Switzerland, March 7-9, 2013.

“Mediator by Day, Arbitrator by Night. So You Want To Be an International Adjudicator?” Co-Chair International Bar Association Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland, October 1, 2012.

“Rapid-Fire Discussion Dispute Resolution Tour of North America,” Panelist 10th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference, Coral Gables, Florida, September 10, 2012.

“What Every Business Lawyer Should Know About International Arbitration,” Speaker – Chicago Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Chicago, Illinois, September 6, 2012.

“Fundamentals of International Arbitration,” Panelist International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum, Chicago, Illinois, July 17, 2012.

“Biennial International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Symposium,” Conference Co-Chair Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), Salzburg, Austria, May 24-27, 2012.

“U.S. Impact on International Commercial Arbitration: Positive or Negative?” Speaker Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s International Law Review Symposium 2012, Chicago, Illinois, February 10, 2012.

“Practice and Procedure,” Session Co-Chair London Court of International Arbitration – LCIA Latin American & Caribbean Users’ Council and North American Users’ Council Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration, Mexico City, Mexico, December 2, 2011.

“Discovery in International Arbitration,” Speaker International Chamber of Commerce, United States Council for International Business, and the Young Arbitrators Forum, Chicago, Illinois, October 4, 2011.

“New Strategies for Resolving Disputes,” Speaker 2011 CPR Annual Meeting, New York, New York, January 14, 2011.

“Practice and Procedure,” Session Co-Chair London Court of International Arbitration’s North American Users’ Council Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration, Vancouver, Canada, October 3, 2010.

“International Arbitration and Investor-State Disputes,” Moderator International Association of Korean Lawyers’ 18th Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, September 23-26, 2010.

“Turning the Tables on Discovery: Using U.S. and German Proceedings to Your Advantage,” Panelist Joint Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law and the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein), Frankfurt, Germany, June 20-21, 2010.

“6th Biennial Symposium on Arbitration, Mediation and ADR,” Conference Co-Chair and Moderator of Session on Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and Questions of Arbitrability Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria, June 10-13, 2010.

“Managing Complex Litigation: The View from Inside the Corporation,” Conference Co-Chair IBA Litigation Committee Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, April 14-16, 2010.

“Effective Use of American Discovery Methods in Disputes Before Foreign Courts,” Panelist ABA Section of International Law – 2009 Fall Meeting, Miami, Florida, October 27-31, 2009.

“Is Arbitration Failing the Reinsurance Community?” Panel Co-Chair IBA Annual Conference, Madrid, Spain, October 7, 2009.

“Arbitration: Has It Fulfilled Its Promises?” Speaker ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois July 31, 2009.

“Costs of the Arbitration,” Faculty / Speaker ICC International Court of Arbitration Workshop, Chicago, Illinois, May 4-5, 2009.

“Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Court Judgments in the Asia-Pacific Region,” Speaker Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s 10th Annual Conference, Manila, Philippines, May 1, 2009.

“Adducing Evidence — Anything Goes?” Session Speaker International Bar Association – 12th International Arbitration Day, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 15-16, 2009.

“The International Experience of Arbitration of Engineering Matters: Cares and Recommendations,” Panel Speaker 2nd International Congress of Engineering Arbitration Conference São Paulo, Brazil, August 7-8, 2008.

“Star Wars – Whether to Arbitrate or Litigate International Disputes,” Moderator The International Law Section of the State Bar of California and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s Third Annual California International Arbitration Conference, Santa Monica, California, May 2, 2008.

“Emergency Interim Relief in Arbitration,” Moderator International Centre for Dispute Resolution – North American Dispute Resolution Series, Chicago, Illinois, April 24-25, 2008.

“Looking Back at 2007: Another Good Year for the Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards in the United States,” Session Author International Centre for Dispute Resolution – The 6th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference, Miami, Florida, March 30 – April 1, 2008.

“Introduction and Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses,” Panelist Practicing Law Institute’s International Arbitration 2008 Conference, New York City, New York, March 13, 2008.

“Judicial Intervention and the Role of Local Courts,”  Session Chair London Court of International Arbitration’s (LCIA) Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration, Mexico City, Mexico, March, 2008.

“Court-Assisted Discovery for Use in International Arbitration,” Session Speaker International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Canadian National Committee’s Annual International Arbitration Workshop, Toronto, Canada, November 2, 2007.

“Introduction to International Arbitration,” Speaker International Bar Association’s Annual Conference October 13th IBA Training Course for Young Lawyers, Singapore, October 14-19, 2007.

“Differences Between Arbitration and Litigation, the Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration, and Tips for a Successful Career in International Arbitration,” Session Co-Chair London Court of International Arbitration’s North American Users’ Council Symposium, Toronto, Canada, September 29, 2007.

“Article 37: Emergency Interim Relief,” Session Speaker The International Centre For Dispute Resolution’s Conference ADR After NAFTA, Toronto, Canada, September 27-28, 2007.

“Judicial Decisions on Arbitrator Independence,” Speaker  International Court of Arbitration’s Second Annual ICC New York Conference, ICC Arbitration Today: Arbitrator Independence, New York, New York, September 24, 2007.

“Discovery in Aid of Foreign Proceedings under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1782,” Speaker Center for International Legal Studies’ International Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, February 16, 2007.

Speaker International Bar Association and Northwestern University School of Law – Arbitration Program, Chicago, Illinois, September 22, 2006.

“The Challenges of International Commerce – Reflections on Global Business Dispute Resolution,” Moderator U.S. Council for International Business, Cleveland, Ohio, September 12, 2006.

“Faster, Cheaper…Better? Streamlining Arbitration,” Moderator United States Council for International Business and Jenner & Block, Chicago, Illinois, June 9, 2006.

“The International Litigation Arena,” Chair Center for International Legal Studies, Alyeska, Alaska, April 2-8, 2006.

“Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: A Survey of the U.S. Circuit Courts,” Speaker International Chamber of Commerce – International Court of Arbitration – ICC International Commercial Dispute Resolution, Charleston, South Carolina, March 26-28, 2006.

“Beyond Corporate: Litigation Careers For Those Who Are Interested in Business,” Speaker / Panelist Duke Law School’s 4th Annual ESQ Career Symposium, Durham, North Carolina, February 10, 2006.

“Dispute Resolution Clauses in Merger and Acquisition Agreements,” Speaker Center for International Legal Studies – Investing and Doing Business in Foreign Markets, Bad Gastein, Austria, January 15-21, 2006.

“Pro Bono Practice in Large Law Firms,” Speaker Duke Law School – Panel Session, Durham, North Carolina, November 15, 2005.

“Arbitration and the In-House Counsel, What Every Corporate Legal Executive Needs to Know,” Speaker Association of Corporate Counsel – Chicago Chapter, Chicago, Illinois, November 11, 2005.

“Drafting Effective Arbitration Agreements: What Every Lawyer Should Know,” Session Speaker Center for International Legal Studies’ Lawyering in the International Market, Whistler, British Columbia, April 10-16, 2005.

Speaker Chicago Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Luncheon, Chicago, Illinois, March 2, 2005.

“Drafting Effective Arbitration Clauses,” Speaker Center for International Legal Studies – International Commercial Arbitration, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, February 15, 2005.

“Cross-Border Litigation: Essential Strategies and Tactics,” Panelist The Canadian Institute’s Cross-Border Litigation Conference, Toronto, Canada December 2, 2004.

“Making Arbitration Mandatory in the Workplace:  Employers’ Dispute Resolution Policies in the United States,” Speaker Center for International Legal Studies’ Congress of Fellows Annual Convocation, Rome, Italy, May 7-8, 2004.

“The Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Under the New York Convention,” Speaker Centro de Capacitación y Formación Gerencial – Vítolo Abogados – Execution of Foreign Judgments and Foreign Arbitration Awards Throughout the World, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 14, 2003.

“The Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in the U.S.,” Speaker Center for International Legal Studies’ International Distribution and Investment Law Conference, Valle Nevada, Chile, August 6, 2003.

“Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments,” Conference Chairman Center for International Legal Studies / Faculty of Law of the University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, August 2-4, 2003.

“Recent Developments in U.S. Arbitration Law,” Speaker Center for International Legal Studies’ The Law, the Lawyer and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Heidelberg, Germany May 22-25, 2003.

“Enforcing and Resisting the Enforcement of Arbitral Awards,” Speaker Center for International Legal Studies’ The International Construction Law Conference 2003, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, February 14, 2003.

“Discovery in U.S. Civil Litigation:  Considerations for International Practitioners and Their Clients,” Speaker Center for International Legal Studies’ Lawyering in the International Market Conference, August 11, 2002.

“Crossborder Litigation and Dispute Resolution,” Moderator Center for International Legal Studies’ Crossborder Litigation and Dispute Resolution Conference, February 10, 2002-February 16, 2002.