Transnational Arbitration

#YoungITATalks Washington D.C.

Mastering Cross-examination: Strategies for Effective Hearings

Washington, D.C., USA

Past Event

5:00pm – 7.00pm (EST)

In-Person Event

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
700 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Presented by Young ITA and Georgetown International Arbitration Society, as part of the 12th Annual GIAS International Arbitration Month

Sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

In this event the Panelists will discuss the DOs and DON´Ts of Cross-examination and provide practical tips. Panelists will share past experiences and lessons learned from their practice. After the Panel, a mock hearing will take place. During the hearing, Georgetown Law students will take the role of counsel and expert/witness and perform a cross-examination. Following this, the panel will give their feedback and comments regarding the techniques used during the mock hearing.

#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 sponsor, this event is tuition-free. Please register in advance to help us have an accurate headcount.  After the event, thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, we will offer a networking cocktail. This is only an in-person event.


5:00 pm (EST) - Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Panelists

5:10 pm to 6:10 pm - Panel Discussion “Mastering Cross-Examination: Strategies for Effective Hearings”


  • Kenneth Figueroa, Partner at Foley Hoag (Co-Chair of the Latin America Practice).
  • Ezequiel Vetulli, Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (New York).
  • Juliya Arbisman, Partner at Steptoe (New York).
  • Deborah Baum, Partner at Pillsbury (Washington).

ModeratorNazly Duarte, Young ITA Co-Chair for South America (Spanish-speaking jurisdictions)

6:10 pm to 6:30 pm - Mock Cross-Examination Hearing

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm - Feedback from the panel

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