Dispute Resolution Journal: Cross-Examination in International Arbitration

Articles / February 1, 2007

Washington, D.C., partner Mark Cymrot authored an article for the February-April edition of the Dispute Resolution Journal, a publication of the American Arbitration Association, titled, "Cross-Examination in International Arbitration."

According to Cymrot: "It is vital to know how to cross-examine a witness in arbitration . . . Every question to a hostile witness can bring rewards; an admission from an opponent can be more convincing than the combined testimony of several friendly witnesses. But every question carries risks; the examiner can unintentionally advance the opponent's case . . . For small drops to accumulate into the intended impression, counsel must have patience, a well thought out plan, and the skills to control an adverse witness."