GCs discuss arbitration in a post-Concepcion environment

Panel outlined the benefits of arbitration agreements

Since last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, companies have been looking more seriously at incorporating arbitration agreements in the employment context. During the first breakout session of Day 2 of InsideCounsel’s 12th annual SuperConference, a panel of in-house and outside counsel got together to discuss best practices in using arbitration agreements.

In “Arbitration Agreements Post Concepcion: What You Need to Know,” the panelists—including Ronald DeMoss, EVP and GC of Rent-A-Center Inc.; William Bedman, senior director of HR legal at Halliburton; and Marcia Goodman, partner at Mayer Brown (moderated  by Mayer Brown Partner Charles E. Harris II)—gave a broad overview of Concepcion and its impact, starting with the origins of arbitration all the way through to practical considerations when implementing arbitration agreements. And all the panelists agreed: Arbitration is an effective alternative to costly litigation.


Cathleen Flahardy

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