On March 23, 2016, the mock arbitration program “Seven Days in May: Resolving Your Arbitration Insecurities” was presented at the annual Connecticut Maritime Association shipping conference, “CMA Shipping 2016.” The program, written by Freehill partner Don Murnane, was originally presented on May 1, 2015 at the annual meeting of the U.S. Maritime Law Association. Seven Days in May, presented via both video components and live on-stage acting, set forth the facts surrounding a chemical tanker explosion in New York harbor. Narrator Keith Heard of Burke & Parsons highlighted the legal issues arising out of the casualty, seeking audience input. Thereafter, a live mock arbitration was conducted to address those issues, culminating in the arbitration panel’s deliberations and rulings. Seven Days in May demonstrated the availability of an immediate emergency hearing in New York maritime arbitration proceedings, as well as New York arbitrators’ power to award security and order discovery.
To see the full three hour video go to Seven Days in May: Resolving Your Arbitration Insecurities