June 11, 2014

Location : Kozolchyk National Law Center, Tucson AZ

Engaging in new cross-border business opportunities can be intimidating, especially when faced with the uncertainty associated with foreign courts and legal systems.


To discuss alternatives available for businesses in this situation,



A Social Evening at the National Law Center

Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Cocktail and Networking Mixer
Short Presentation will begin at 5 pm

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Location: Kozolchyk National Law Center
440 N. Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ, 85745


For this event, NatLaw is pleased to welcome distinguished members of the NAFTA 2022 Committee.  This Committee is engaged in the promotion of arbitration and mediation as alternative methods for resolving private cross-border commercial and business disputes outside of the traditional court system.

Their brief presentation is meant to facilitate conversations with and amongst leaders in our business community on the benefits of using ADR for those businesses engaged (or hoping to engage) in cross-border opportunities.

For any questions please email Elizabeth Pocock at epocock@natlaw.com
or call NatLaw at 520-622-1200.


Featured Guest Bios:

Carlos J. McCadden M. NAFTA 2022 – Mexico Representative

Carlos J. McCadden M. is a member of the arbitration and ADR sectionof the firm Loperena, Lerch y Martín del Campo in Mexico City.  He has been admitted to practice law throughout Mexico.  Carlos has participated as counsel or as an arbitrator in arbitrations at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM), the National Chamber of Commerce in Mexico City (CANACO) and in Ad Hoc arbitration.  Mr. McCadden was a board member of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA) from 2011 to 2013 and has been on the board of the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association (USMBA) since 2009.  Mr. McCadden was also appointed by the Mexican Ministry of Economy to the Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes established under NAFTA Article 2022.

In related academic activities, Mr. McCadden is a Professor in the diploma program on commercial arbitration organized by the Mexican Chapter of the ICC with the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City, and in the diploma program on commercial arbitration organized by the Mexican Bar Association, the Mexican Arbitration Center and the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), also in Mexico City. He has served as arbitrator in the annual national moot arbitration contest organized by CAM, and is a frequent lecturer at seminars and symposia on arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.  Mr. McCadden has published various articles on the topics of mediation and arbitration for specialized reviews and has co-authored two books on arbitration.

Philip A. Robbins – NAFTA 2022 – U.S. Representative

Philip A. Robbins has been engaged in civil litigation, arbitration and mediation in Phoenix, Arizona since 1958.  Founder and senior partner of Robbins & Green from 1973 – 2006 and  Special Counsel to the firm of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon until October 31, 2008, presently Phil is engaged in private practice in Phoenix as Philip A. Robbins, P.C.  Phil’s practice over the years has included jury and court trials in the state and federal courts in Arizona and California, as well as other states, arbitration and mediation of a wide variety of civil cases, including personal injury, wrongful death and property damage involving auto, premises, product liability, professional negligence, toxic torts and other environmental litigation; insurance law; commercial disputes including contract, securities, anti-trust, real property, pensions, dissolution of business and professional entities; class actions in a number of areas, including appointment as class counsel.

Phil has also served frequently as an arbitrator and mediator in a variety of civil cases, including personal injury, commercial and professional liability disputes and has served as expert witness in legal professional liability cases and insurance disputes.  He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (past state Chair and chair of International Committee) and Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers of Southwest and Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and was elected to the Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame.  Today Phil’s practice includes representation of U.S. and Mexican clients with a variety of cross border issues arising in the U.S., Mexico and other parts of Latin America and he is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade in Tucson, Arizona.  Finally Phil is currently a member of the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes and the U.S. Chair of the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association.  Phil received both his B.A. and his JD from the University of Arizona.


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