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William K. Slate II is the Co-founder, Chairman, and General Counsel for Dispute Resolution Data (recognized by Global Arbitration Review in 2017 as Best Innovation by an Organization). Prior to DRD, Bill led the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution for nineteen years. He has served as both an arbitrator and a mediator. For twelve years he was a member of the Arbitration Working Group of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He founded CAMCA (the Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Center for the Americas) and has been a Visiting Senior Fellow in Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration at Duke University Law School, and a visiting professor at Seton Hall University Law School, University of Richmond Law School, Virginia Union University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. He serves as an elected member of the International Conference for Commercial Arbitration Governing Council.

Previously, Mr. Slate was an executive in both federal and state courts in the United States, and was the Director of a seminal study of federal courts in America mandated by the US Congress and reporting to the President, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress. He is the former Chairman of the Board of the American Management Association, and of Girard College. He was a Poteet Fellow at Wake Forest University and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond Law School, and an MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Denis Hauptly is a lawyer and a consultant on innovation. He is currently serving a three-year term as Chairman of the...

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