Mark Cymrot and Paul Levine Author Article on Decision-Making Dynamics in Arbitration for Transnational Dispute Management

Articles / November 5, 2014

Partners Mark Cymrot and Paul Levine authored the article, “Going First Makes a Difference: Decision-Making Dynamics in Arbitration,” for the October 2014 issue of Transnational Dispute Management. The authors discussed the impact of the order in which the arbitrators hear evidence at an arbitration hearing, addressing the following questions:

  • Does oral advocacy matter when sophisticated arbitrators read long pre-hearing memorials before the first word is spoken?
  • Does respondent gain an advantage when hearings begin with the cross-examination of claimant’s witnesses as many hearings do?
  • If the procedural adjustments matter, how should arbitration counsel strategize for international arbitration proceedings?

Read the article.