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Eric van Ginkel



In addition to his work as an Adjunct Professor at the Straus Institute, Eric regularly speaks on the topics of Alternative Dispute Resolution including: Mediation, Negotiation, and Arbitration


  • The Impact of Culture on Communication, Negotiation and Mediation, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills, California, January 2016 (with Steven Wawra and Mark Ameli).
  • What California Litigators Need To Know About International Commercial Arbitration, Webinar presented by the California State Bar, Litigation Section ADR Committee, with Jeff Dasteel, Los Angeles, March 2014.
  • Mediation and its Impact on the US Legal Systems, UNCITRAL Asia-Pacific Mediation Conference 2012, Hong Kong, November 2012.
  • Negotiating and Drafting Effective ADR Agreements, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Monterey, California, October 2012.
  • The Well-Wrought ADR Clause - Worth its Weight in Gold! How to Draft the Right Clause for your Client's Next Deal. ABA Conference, Section on Dispute Resolution, Washington, DC, April 2012.
  • The ICC Rule Changes: Efficiency and Flexibility, Los Angeles International Commercial Arbitration Forum, Los Angeles, January 2012 (with Jeff Dasteel).
  • Protocols for Expeditious, Cost-Effective Arbitration (The CCA Protocols), Seminar on Best Practices for Winning at Litigation & Trial, State Bar of California, Litigation Section, Sacramento, May 2011 (with Ruth Glick).
  • Confidentiality in Mediation Legislation, International Conference on the Future and Potentials of Mediation, with Special Reference to Asia and Indonesia, Semarang, Indonesia, November/December 2010.
  • Mediation: – Prepare, Present and Produce the Best Results for Your Clients, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Monterey, California, September 2010.
  • Maximize Your Success with Court-Connected ADR, ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 2010.
  • The Scheduling Conference and the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence, Norton Rose, Hong Kong, November 2009.
  • Guidelines for the Exchange of Information in International Commercial Arbitration: The Scheduling Conference and the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence, Decision 2009 - Debates on Current international Arbitration Issues, International Section of the State Bar of California and ICDR, Santa Clara, California, October 2009.
  • Spiritualiteit in Mediation, Congres 2009, “Reflectie op Mediation”, University of Utrecht, April 2009.
  • Recent Developments in US Arbitration Law, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, Hong Kong, November 2008.
  • Mediation in Europe: an Update, SCMA Conference, Malibu, California, November 2007; California State Bar Section Education Institute, January 2008.
  • Afdwingbaarheid van de Mediationclausule in Californië en Nederland, Symposium University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, November 2007.
  • Negotiating and Drafting ADR Clauses, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, September 2007.
  • Dispute Settlement under US-EU Open Skies: Room for Improvement?, Conference on Arbitration in Maritime and Aviation Disputes, presented by the IBA’s Maritime and Transport and Aviation Law Committees and the Arbitration Committee, Hamburg, Germany, April 2007.
  • Ethics and ADR: What Happened to Zealous Representation?, 2007 Symposium of the Section Education Institute of the State Bar of California, Berkeley, California, January 2007.
  • Het Belang van Adequaat Conflictmanagement, Landelijke Workshopdag Conflicthantering: “Ruzie in de Tent, wat nu?”, Netherlands Department of Justice, Netherlands Attorney General’s Office, and the Council for Jurisprudence, The Hague, The Netherlands, October 2006.
  • Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for IP-related Disputes, International Bar Association (IBA) Conference, co-chair of a Joint Session of the Intellectual Property, Arbitration and Mediation Committees of the IBA and the Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), Chicago, Illinois, September 2006.
  • International Arbitration as a Vehicle for Resolving Multi-National IP Disputes, USC Gould School of Law 2006 Intellectual Property Institute, Beverly Hills, California, May 2006.
  • Resolution of Disputes Regarding the Return of Looted Art, 2006 LL.M. Seminar, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, May 2006.
  • The Code of Ethics of the AAA/ABA and the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration; Other international practices, ICDR Conference, “Decision 2006 - Debates on
  • Key Issues in International Arbitration”, Newport Beach, California , March 2006.
  • Domestic Versus International Mediation and Arbitration in California, 2006 Symposium of the Section Education Institute of the State Bar of California, Santa Monica, California, February 2006.
  • Mediation in de Verenigde Staten, Afscheidssymposium voor Professor Brenninkmeijer, Faculty of Law, University of Leiden, the Netherlands, October 2005.
  • Update on U.S. Case Law Concerning the New York Convention, and Mediation and the Law: the United States, IBA Conference, Arbitration and Mediation Committees, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2005.
  • Substantive Protection Available under BITs and MITs, ABA Conference, Section on Dispute Resolution, Los Angeles, California, April 2005.