Ethical Issues Arising in Commercial Arbitration and Mediation

Virginia F. Milstead Timothy G. Nelson Jason D. Russell Betsy A. Hellmann

On May 5, a panel of Skadden attorneys analyzed the ethical frameworks counsel should be familiar with when representing clients in commercial arbitration and mediations. The presenters covered a range of topics, including the additional rules of conduct that arbitral tribunals and courts impose on counsel and arbitrators, as well as the comparative powers of these institutions to uphold standards and sanction misconduct. Additionally, our speakers reviewed recent ethical issues arising in commercial and international arbitration, including with respect to cybersecurity, virtual hearings and claims funding.