Transnational Arbitration


International Arbitration in the United States

Washington, D.C., USA

Past Event

Program begins at 6:00 p.m.

Jones Day
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Registrar: +1.972.244.3403
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Presented by Young ITA and Co-sponsored by Jones Day

Join us for an evening of discussion and debate, followed by networking drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The evening is aimed at more junior practitioners but all are welcome to attend. We hope that you will be able to join us for what we are sure will be a very lively and enjoyable evening.

The event will include two panel discussions, the first addressing the future of investment treaties in the United States, and the second addressing the treatment of arbitration agreements and awards by U.S. courts.  Practitioners and professors will discuss topics including NAFTA, the U.S-China relationship, the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, and current areas of disagreement on arbitration issues between federal courts.

#YoungITATalks is a series of local events presented around the world, featuring talks, workshops or interviews that cover a wide range of subjects relating to arbitration. The #YoungITATalks series is designed for education, conversation and sharing knowledge and experiences among young practitioners.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this event is tuition-free and includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Please register in advance to help us get an accurate headcount.


  • Christina Beharry, Foley Hoag (Washington, D.C.)
  • Kathleen Claussen, University of Miami School of Law (Miami)
  • James Egerton-Vernon, Jones Day (Washington, D.C.)
  • Mirea Lynton Grotz (Washington, D.C.)
  • Caroline Edsall Littleton, Jones Day (Washington, D.C.)
  • Csaba Rusznak, Arnold & Porter (Washington D.C.)
  • Simon Consedine, Three Crowns (Washington, D.C.)
  • Kristen Young, White & Case (Washington, D.C.)

Schedule and Faculty

6:00 pm

Registration and Welcome Remarks
  • James Egerton-Vernon (Young ITA North America Chair, Jones Day)

6:30 pm

The United States and Investment Treaties: The Next Ten Years

This panel will discuss the future of investment treaties in the United States, considering possible approaches and touching upon the future of treaties across the Atlantic, across the Pacific, and within North America, with a focus on the US-EU relationship, the US-China relationship, and NAFTA.

Moderator: James Egerton-Vernon, Jones Day, Washington D.C.


  • Christina Beharry, Foley Hoag, Washington D.C.
  • Kathleen Claussen, University of Miami School of Law, Miami
  • Mirea Lynton Grotz, Washington D.C.

7:15 pm

International Arbitration in U.S. Courts

This panel will discuss the treatment of arbitration agreements and awards by U.S. courts, addressing the procedures by which to obtain recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, as well as current areas of disagreement in U.S. law.

Moderator: Simon Consedine, Three Crowns, Washington D.C.


  • Csaba Rusznak, Arnold & Porter, Washington D.C.
  • Kristen Young, White & Case, Washington D.C.
  • Caroline Edsall Littleton, Jones Day, Washington D.C.

8:00 - 9:00 pm

Networking Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres

CLE Credit

This program has been approved for 1.50 hours of general credit by the State Bar of California and 1.50 hours of areas of professional practice credit (including transitional credit) by the New York State CLE Board. Jones Day is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider, as well as an accredited provider in New York. Application for CLE credit in other states will be made as needed.

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