Appellate Advocacy Seminar: Arbitration Appeals

February 28, 2008
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande FL
Friday, February 29
2:05 p.m.

Arbitration Appeals

Aaron S. Bayer, Wiggin and Dana LLP, New Haven, Connecticut

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) provides for explicit and narrow judicial review of arbitral awards. Yet difficult questions abound. Can parties contractually expand the scope of judicial review beyond what the FAA provides? (This year, the U.S. Supreme Court will address a longstanding circuit split on this issue.) Can appellants successfully challenge punitive damages or class-wide arbitration awards on public policy grounds? An experienced appellate lawyer will review these and other questions.