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Ludington Presents at Vienna Arbitration Days

Carol Ludington participated in the panel, "Traditional Ways Revisited - lessons learned from the past?" during Vienna Arbitration Days 2018.

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LUDINGTON PARTICIPATES AT UNCITRAL Working Group III

Carol Ludington represented the Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration (“FICA”) at the 34th Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) Working Group III held at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, regarding Investor-State dispute settlement reform.

Ludington PARTICIPATES AT UNCITRAL WORKING GROUP II

Carol Ludington represented the Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration (“FICA”) and spoke to the assembled delegates and NGO’s at recent sessions of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) Working Group II (Dispute Resolution) held at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria and New York, NY. During its session in February, 2018 the Working Group completed its work on the preparation of a draft convention and a draft amended Model Law on international settlement agreements resulting from mediation. Both draft instruments are expected to be considered for finalization by the Commission at its summer 2018 session. 

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Ludington Authors ABA Book Chapter

Carol Ludington authored the chapter, “Initial Damages Assessments: Focusing Early on Things that Count but Cannot be Counted,” in the ABA’s recently published book, “ADR Advocacy, Strategies, and Practices for Intellectual Property and Technology Cases, Second Edition, American Bar Association.   September 2017

Ludington on Behalf of Prevailing Party

Carol Ludington served as the damages expert on behalf of the defendant in a commercial dispute in which the defendant was granted a directed verdict on all counts.    September 2017

Ludington Presents at International Mediation Symposium

Carol Ludington participated in the Ethics Panel at the Center for International Legal Studies (“CILS”) International Mediation Symposium in Salzburg, Austria, and spoke about issues related to arb-med and arb-med-arb (the same neutral serving as both arbitrator and mediator in the same dispute).    June 2017

Ludington Named as an international accredited professional mediator

Carol Ludington was named as an International Accredited Professional mediator by the Mainland Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center.    May 2017

Ludington participates in cybersecurity panel

Carol Ludington spoke regarding damages related to cybersecurity breaches during a panel presentation for the Hon. Jimmy V. Reyna IP Inn of Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.    May 2017

Ludington added to VIAC arbitrator and mediator rosters

Carol Ludington became listed on the Vienna International Arbitration Center (“VIAC”) List of Practitioners in International Arbitration and List of Practitioners in International Mediation and ADR.    May 2017

Ludington Arbitrates at Vis Moot

Carol Ludington arbitrated preliminary and elimination rounds, and judged written memorandums, for the 2017 Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.    April 2017

Ludington participates in Sedona Conference efforts regarding early damages hearings

Carol Ludington was a contributing editor to the Sedona Conference paper “Commentary on Case Management of Patent Damages and Remedies Issues – Section of Patent Damages Hearings: Public Comment Version” (published for public comment in May 2017) and participated in the panel discussion “Whether Damages-Focused Hearings Can Be Used Relatively Early in the Case to Focus Litigation” during the Sedona Conference Working Group 9 and Working Group 10 Joint Annual Meeting.    Spring 2017

Ludington presents at ABA dispute resolution conference

Carol Ludington presented the session, “Strange Bedfellows: Achieving Dispute Resolution Success with Hybrid Techniques and Neutral Experts,” at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 19th Annual Spring Conference, San Francisco, California.    April 2017

Ludington contributes to mediation best practices paper

Carol Ludington was a contributing editor to the recently published Sedona Conference paper, “The Sedona Conference Commentary on Patent Litigation Best Practices: Patent Mediation Chapter.”    April 2017

Ludington publishes in International Arbitration Yearbook

Carol Ludington’s paper, “Med-Arb: If the Parties Agree,” was published in the Yearbook on International Arbitration and ADR, Volume V.    Spring 2017

Ludington presents at Bar Association Meeting

Carol Ludington presented, “What U.S. Dispute Resolution Specialists Can Learn From International Arbitration,” for the Minnesota State Bar Association Section of ADR.    February 2017

Ludington Spearheads Position Paper for UNCITRAL Session

Carol Ludington and other individuals, on behalf of the Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration (“FICA”) spearheaded drafting and negotiation of a position paper titled, “Observations on Aspects of the Proposed Instrument for the Enforcement of International Commercial Settlement Agreements Resulting from Conciliation”that reflects the views of several UNCITRAL Observer organizations regarding several outstanding issues related to UNCITRAL Working Group II’s efforts to develop an instrument related to enforceability of international conciliation agreements.    Fall 2016/Winter 2017

Ludington participates in the 66th UNCITRAL Working Group II Session

Carol Ludington represented the Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration (“FICA”) at the 66th session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) Working Group II at the United Nations in New York, New York, regarding developing a draft instrument relating to enforceability of international conciliation agreements. FICA is an official UNCITRAL Working Group Observer.    February 2017

Ludington Judges Memorandums for investor-state moot competition

Carol Ludington judged preliminary and final round memorandums for the 2016 Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) Moot Competition.    September 2016

Ludington Presents at Judicial Conference

Carol Ludington presented the session, “When a Bank Book Makes Good Reading – Financial Issues in Civil Litigation,” at the MDJA-MDJF Annual Meeting and MDJF Fall Education Conference in Brainerd, Minnesota.    September 2016

Ludington Presents at Expert Witness Institute

Carol Ludington presented the session, “Eat the Frog First,” at the 2016 Expert Witness Institute Annual Conference in London, England.    September 2016

Ludington Attends LCIA Conference

Carol Ludington attended the LCIA European Users’ Council Symposium at Tylney Hall in Hampshire, England.    September 2016

Ludington Becomes a CILS Fellow

Carol Ludington was named to the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies (“CILS”) based in Salzburg, Austria.    June 2016

Ludington presents at International Arbitration Symposium

Carol Ludington participated in the Ethics panel at the Center for International Legal Studies (“CILS”) International Arbitration Symposium in Salzburg, Austria.    June 2016

Ludington presents at the AIPLA Spring Meeting

Carol Ludington presented, “Not All Things That Count Can Be Counted” for a panel at the AIPLA’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.    May 2016

Ludington presents at University of Minnesota Law School Patent Symposium

Carol Ludington presented on Use of Damage Experts and participated in a panel discussion at the University of Minnesota Patent Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.    April 2016

Ludington presents at ABA Conference

Carol Ludington presented at the ABA’s 2016 Dispute Resolution Conference regarding using early attention to damages as a dispute resolution tool.    April 2016

Ludington presents regarding effective use of arbitration

Carol Ludington presented a webinar titled, “Eight Ways to Make the Most of Arbitration.”    February 2016

Ludington participates at Sedona Conference meeting

Carol Ludington participated in the panel, “Patent Mediation – a continuing process to define and simplify the issues for helping resolve the dispute,” at the Sedona Conference Working Group 9 and Working Group 10 Joint Mid-Year Meeting.    February 2016

Ludington moderates patent damages roundtable

Carol Ludington moderated a panel at the University of Texas School of Law Patent Damages Roundtable.    November 2015