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A Conversation Between
Professor Janet Martinez,
Director, Senior Lecturer in Law, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program; Co-Director, Gould Alternative Dispute Resolution Research Initiative
Secretary-General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
Agenda (Subject to Change)
- ICC Arbitration generally: how does ICC situate in the North American Market?
- The ICC Experience and role in managing expert proceedings under the ICC expert rules
- ICC Mediation: a meaningful alternative to Arbitration? Mediation Moot competition?
- Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings and Expedited Procedure Provisions
- Internships and possible collaboration between ICC/SLS Policy Labs?
Janet Martinez focuses her research and consulting on the lawyer’s role in negotiation, domestically and internationally; conflict resolution system design; facilitation of public disputes, particularly in the fields of international trade and the environment; negotiation and consensus-building training; and negotiation curriculum development for clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
In addition to her role as director of the law school’s Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program, Professor Martinez is a senior consultant at the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, Mass., a nonprofit institution whose mission is to improve conflict resolution, and a consultant at Lax Sebenius, a negotiation consulting firm in Concord, Mass. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2002, she did research, writing, and teaching in various aspects of negotiation at Harvard University’s graduate schools of business, law, and government and was senior counsel for the McKesson Corporation.
Alexander G. Fessas is the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. As Secretary General, he is responsible for the operational management and coordination of the ICC Court’s Secretariat and other dispute resolution services in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Sao Paolo and Singapore. He joined the Secretariat in late 2011 and held consecutive positions in three case management teams, of which two as counsel. Prior to his appointment as Secretary General, he was the Secretariat’s Managing Counsel over a three-year term.
He read law at the University of Athens, Greece having specialized in international commercial transactions and conflict of laws.
Prior to joining the ICC Court, he practised as counsel out of Athens where he established a sole practice in 2008. He was previously an associate at an Athens-based law firm. During the same period, he was also the editor-in-chief of the Revue hellénique de droit international.
He is admitted to the Athens Bar and speaks English, French and Greek.