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Pairs of Practitioners: Affecting the Pipeline and Paving the Way – Panel in Collaboration with ArbitralWomen (Hybrid Event)
November 30, 2021 At 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
This panel will be hosted by Crowell & Moring
Washington Arbitration Week (WAW) 2021, in collaboration with ArbitralWomen, this panel will hear from three pairs of practitioners – a senior and established leader who has worked closely with and paved the way for an up-and-coming rising star in the field. The panel will begin with a brief examination of the state of diversity in international arbitration, commenting upon diversity statistics of institutions, collection of data on diverse arbitrators, and inclusive and intersectional diversity initiatives encompassing gender, racial, age, and regional representation. The pairs of panelists will then be asked to share their personal experiences of affecting change in the pipeline of diverse representation in practice and paving the way for a new generation of practitioners. The established leaders will comment upon their experiences promoting and supporting excellent individuals of the younger generation, and the difficulties they encountered in doing so. The younger practitioners will comment upon the importance of the leaders’ support and discuss the specific creation of opportunities in paving the way for career progression. The pairs will also discuss how they have dealt with diversity on arbitral panels, within their firm structures, and how clients have increasingly responded to calls for greater diversity.