Date(s) - October 28th, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Manufacturers Resource Center
Arbitration of Commercial Disputes and Increasing your Odds of Success
Lunch & Learn
October 28, 2020
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
No Cost, Includes Lunch
The lunch & learn will cover arbitration of commercial disputes, the reasons to include a good arbitration clause in your agreements, and a brief discussion of the Federal Arbitration Act and related issues. Reference will be made to articles related to the topic, as well as other resources available on the website of the American Arbitration Association.
- Alternative ways to resolve business disputes
- The benefits of using arbitration
- Tips for selecting an arbitrator(s)
- How to include a good arbitration clause in your agreements
- Dos and Don’ts for an arbitration clause and for participating in arbitration proceedings
- Key points to include in an arbitration clause
- Ways to control your time and costs in arbitration
- Ways to increase your chances of success in arbitration, and resources to learn more about arbitration.
Why you will want to attend: Learn how to better resolve disputes involving contracts or agreements through arbitration, to avoid litigation, and to increase the odds of success in satisfactorily resolving such disputes more efficiently and economically
Target Audience: Owners, managers, project managers, engineers, contractors, product developers and sales managers involved with contracts, contract administrators, company attorneys, General Counsel, and company executives, as well as any others involved with contracts or agreements, whether negotiating, preparing, executing, or enforcing the contracts or dealing with breaches of contracts.
Cost: Complimentary / No cost – This event is made possible thanks to funding assistance through the MEP National Emergency Assistance Program.
James J. Kozuch
Senior Counsel, Philadelphia / Lehigh Valley
Caesar Rivise PC
Intellectual Property Law
2030 Tilghman Street, Suite 201A
Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18104-4399
James J. Kozuch is Of Counsel at the 15-attorney law firm of Caesar Rivise, PC, with offices in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia. Mr. Kozuch litigates intellectual property and commercial matters, and has been lead counsel in jury trials, bench trials, and hearings in cases involving patent and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-compete agreements, breach of contracts, false advertising, and unfair competition. He also counsels clients on intellectual property law, prepares and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications, and provides opinions on patentability, infringement, and validity. He is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and a Licensed Professional Engineer. He served on the Board of Commissioners for Salisbury Township and on the Board of Commissioners for Lehigh County, and currently serves as Co-Vice Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Kozuch also plays an active role on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of Lehigh County where he serves as Immediate Past President. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Kozuch worked in engineering, strategic planning, and financial analysis for several Fortune 500 companies, including major energy and chemicals companies. He has degrees from Cornell University (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering), Lehigh University (M.B.A.), and Temple University School of Law (J.D.).
About Caesar Rivise
A short description of your company: Caesar Rivise, PC is a 15-attorney law firm specializing in intellectual property law and litigation with offices in Philadelphia and Allentown. Several of its attorneys also serve as arbitrators, mediators, and expert witnesses. In addition to preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, the firm enforces its clients’ intellectual property rights though licensing and litigation. Attorneys of the firm have served as lead counsel in hundreds of trials and appeals in courts throughout the United States. Clients of the firm include individuals, small entrepreneurial organizations, Fortune 500 companies, international corporations, hospitals, institutions and universities. Firm attorneys include former patent examiners, Ph.D. and Master degreed lawyers with backgrounds in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, computers, Internet and information technology.