Judge Curcio to Participate in Arbitration Panel at DRI Conference - ADR Systems

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Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), will participate in a panel at the upcoming Business Litigation Super Conference in Austin, Texas.

The session, titled “Pros and Cons of Arbitration,” will cover arbitration law as it relates to commercial arbitration, arbitration in employment contracts, and arbitration in consumer contracts.

“My hope is that attendees of the panel will recognize arbitration as a viable means of resolution,” Judge Curcio said. “When the contract is properly drafted, arbitration can be what it was always intended to be: a quick form of alternative dispute resolution.”

Judge Curcio will present alongside Melanie Kennedy Cook, vice president and assistant general counsel for Dollar General Corporation, and Amy Morrissey Turk, partner at McGuire Woods in Virginia.

“My focus will be regarding commercial arbitration,” Judge Curcio said. “We will also be talking about mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts in light of the concerns about covering up #metoo complaints by forcing arbitration of all employment disputes, as well as how the prominence of social media might affect traditional arbitration.”

The panel will take place from 9:15am – 10:30am at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown on Thursday, May 9th.

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Judge Curcio is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems. She has more than 15 years of judicial experience, 11 of which were in the Chancery Division of the Cook County Circuit Court. In her last seven years on the bench, she focused on mechanics lien and construction contracts and defects. Her skills as a neutral are complimented by her knowledge of real estate transactions, business and the banking industry – all gained prior to becoming an attorney.

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I want to express our firm’s appreciation to ADR Systems for providing us with an outstanding CLE program.  I received numerous positive comments from our partners; everyone thought that the Hon. F. Keith Brown and Stuart A. Nudelman provided us with useful and interesting insights.  I think that our Chicago partners (and anyone else who might do a mediation in Chicago) would be delighted with any of them as a mediator or arbitrator.

Alan Becker, Managing PartnerLitchfield Cavo LLP