Monthly Archives: October 2018


Les Schiefelbein to speak at the Seoul ADR Festival and as faculty member at the Seoul Academy for International Arbitration 2018

I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to the Seoul ADR Festival this year and will speak on a mediation panel at The 7th Asia Pacific ADR Conference on November 6th.

Also, I am honored to once again be included as a faculty member at the Seoul Academy for International Arbitration on November 7th. The theme of this year’s event is “Improving Advocacy Skills in International Arbitration” and the academy will feature a distinguished faculty that comprises experienced civil and common law arbitrators and arbitration counsel.

More information on the Seoul ADR Festival can be found HERE

More information on the Seoul Academy can be found HERE


CLA Webinar: The Devil’s in the Details: A Litigator’s Guide to Interpreting & Understanding the Subtleties of a Dispute Resolution Clause on October 24, 2018– Featuring Les Schiefelbein

Litigators are often entering mediations and arbitrations with dispute resolution clauses that are drafted too vaguely, too specifically…and sometimes are just right.

Join Serena Lee, Vice President of the American Arbitration Association’s San Francisco regional office, who will moderate a panel with Lester Schiefelbein, full time domestic and international arbitrator and former general counsel of Lockheed Martin Space, and the Honorable Alice Sullivan (Ret)., who will give an “insider’s peek” into what business clients want and expect, and what arbitrators see as frequent pitfalls – and best practices – in how ADR clauses are interpreted and what litigators can and should do in the face of a problematic clause.  They will discuss common issues that arise when a clause is unclear, offer examples of how litigators either help or hurt the efficiency and effectiveness of the arbitration process when dealing with a problematic clause, and provide some best practices and insights to attendees.

See the registration link for more information: HERE