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How Companies Can Hedge Risk of Mass Arbitration

This article was first published on the Cooley LLP Blog, here. Mass arbitration is a recent trend where companies are hit with thousands of identical consumer or employment arbitration claims. Led by a resourceful plaintiffs’ bar that uses targeted online ads to locate potential claimants, coordinated groups of consumers and employees are weaponizing arbitration agreements to create massive leverage against technology companies. The consequences for companies and employers are stark: Under the applicable arbitration rules...

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Arbitration Conversation No. 72: Paul Barker, International Arbitrator, and Fellow, Stanford Law School

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Paul Barker, a partner in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a member of the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group, specializing in international arbitration, investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), international law, climate finance, and sustainable investing.

Paul has been recognized as a leading junior barrister for international arbitration (Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar). He is also ranked as one of the leading international arbitration lawyers globally under the age of 45 (Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders).

By Paul Barker, Amy Schmitz

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