Speaking Engagements

Brian is a frequent speaker on commercial and investment arbitration topics. A list of representative speaking engagements follows.

  • “Contractual Caps on Damages,” 8th Annual Juris Damages Conference, New York City (November 19, 2019).
  • “Hearing Preparation and Witness Examination in ICC Cases,” ICC Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey (May 21, 2019).
  • “The Form of Investment Arbitration Awards,” 5th Annual GAR Live Conference Debate, Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2019).
  • “Back to the Future? Investment Protection at a Time of Uncertainty,” ASIL/ITA Conference, Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2019).
  • “The Great Debate: Arbitration versus Litigation,” Harvard Law School (October 22, 2018).
  • “The Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration,” GAR Live, New York City (September 26, 2018).
  • “The Application of the New York Convention in Latin America: International versus Domestic Standards,” NYU School of Law (September 13, 2018).
  • “Domestic versus International Arbitration,” New York City Bar Association, Great Hall Event (November 14, 2017).
  • “Evidentiary Issues in International Arbitration,” Conference, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (November 13, 2017).
  • “Strategies for Enforcement after the Award,” ICC Conference, New York City (September 27, 2017).
  • “Energy Disputes and Investment Arbitration,” GAR Live, Istanbul, Turkey (June 15, 2017).
  • “Should Enforcing Courts Defer to the Set-Aside Decisions of Courts at the Seat of Arbitration?,” Harvard Law School (April 13, 2017).
  • “Access to Justice after the Arbitral Award: Can a State Violate its Obligations by Enforcing or Failing to Enforce an Arbitral Award?,” AAA/NYU Annual Conference (May 6, 2016).
  • “Domestic versus International Standards for Provisional Measures,” NYU School of Law (April 19, 2016).
  • “Procedural Orders and Beyond: Tailoring the Arbitral Process for Maximum Efficiency,” Industry Conference, Seoul, South Korea (March 9, 2016).
  • “Investment Treaty Arbitration and Construction Disputes,” Industry Conference, Seoul, South Korea (October 27, 2015).
  • “Limits on the ‘Right’ to Appoint and the Rise of Strategic Challenges,” NYU School of Law (September 17, 2015).
  • “Enforcing Commercial Arbitration Awards through Investment Arbitration,” Harvard Law School (April 10, 2015).
  • “Investment Arbitration Issues,” Fordham University International Law Conference (October 24, 2014).
  • “Comparing International Commercial and Investment Arbitration,” McGill University, Montreal, Canada (March 18, 2014).
  • “Investment Arbitration and Commercial Arbitration Awards,” NYU School of Law (February 24, 2014).
  • “International Arbitration: Planning for Success,” Speech to Bar Association, Lahore, Pakistan (December 27, 2013).
  • “International Investment Arbitration,” ATLAS Conference, Atlanta (December 9, 2013).
  • “The Insecurity Surrounding Security for Costs,” NYU School of Law (October 7, 2013).
  • “Energy Disputes and State Responsibility: The Investment Arbitration Experience,” International Energy Arbitration Symposium, Ankara, Turkey (May 30, 2013).
  • “Forum Options and Strategies for Enforcing an Arbitral Award,” NYU School of Law (March 2, 2013).
  • “Managing Commercial and Investment Disputes,” Corporate Conference, Istanbul, Turkey (December 3, 2011).
  • “Enforcing Arbitration Awards,” NYU School of Law (March 28, 2011).
  • “Investment Treaties and Treaty Arbitration for Government Officials,” Workshop, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (January 17-20, 2011).
  • “Investment Arbitration: Construction Cases,” FIDIC International Contract Users’ Conference, London, England (December 1, 2010).
  • “Terms of Reference: Essential and Non-Essential Elements,” ICC Conference, New York City (September 14, 2009).