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December 14, 2016


Erica B. Garay, Esq. Erica B. Garay, Esq. has been invited to participate in a joint CLE program presented by the Nassau County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Commercial Litigation Committees. The panel discussion entitled A Litigator’s Guide to Arbitration will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Nassau County Bar Association, 15 West Street (North Side Dining Room), Mineola, NY 11501 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ms. Garay’s presentation will address a broad array of topics concerning arbitration and will provide the litigator with an inside view of the arbitration process including: choosing the arbitrator, drafting a demand and answer, preparing for the preliminary conference call, preparing for and conducting the evidentiary hearing, the use of experts, discovery, and briefing of issues. Ms. Garay will be joined on the panel by David J. Abeshouse, Esq.

Ms. Garay is a mediator and arbitrator at NAM and the Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the NCBA. She has mediated and arbitrated a wide variety of commercial cases involving claims related to business valuations, corporate and partnership dissolutions, derivative suits, employment, insurance coverage, shareholder disputes, real estate, trade secrets and restrictive covenants. Ms. Garay has lectured numerous times about ADR and authored articles on many of these same topics for various publications.

Program Details:

Where: Nassau County Bar Association, 15 West Street (North Side Dining Room), Mineola, NY 11501
When: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

For additional information about the CLE, RSVP to Michelle Rocondino, 516 592-5771 or

Click here to view Erica B. Garay’s resume.

Click here to read Ms. Garay’s article "Choosing The Right Arbitrator For Your Case"


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