When:  July 14, 2020
Time:    3:30pm ET; 2:30pm CT; 1:30pm MT; 12:30pm PT
Who:    Open to all PIABA Members
Cost:    Free
CLE:     None    
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There are a number of ethical issues that may come up when you are representing a client in a virtual mediation or at a hearing conducted on a video conferencing platform.  This panel will cover those potential ethical issues so that you can avoid them, and ensure your adversary is also playing by the rules.  And, the neutrals play a role as well.  The panelists will also discuss guidance for mediators and arbitrators to make sure the integrity of the process is maintained.    

The webinar is open to all PIABA members. This program does not include continuing education credit.

Scheduled for 60 minutes, the webinar will begin at 3:30 pm edt; 2:30 pm cdt; 1:30 pm mdt; 12:30 pm pdt.

Nicole Iannarone   Karinya Verghese
Nicole Iannarone
Drexel University School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
Karinya Verghese
FINRA Dispute Resolution
Los Angeles, CA

Nicole Iannarone, Assistant Professor of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Nicole Iannarone’s scholarship focuses on an array of issues including regulation of financial intermediaries, the consumer’s experience in resolving securities disputes, professional ethics, and law and technology.  Before joining the Kline School of law, she established the Investor Advocacy Clinic at Georgia State University College of Law.  She publishes on topics including financial technology, regulation of professionals, securities arbitration, and technology and ethics in legal practice.  Professor Iannarone is a member of FINRA’s National Arbitration and Mediation Committee and is the immediate past president of the Atlanta Bar Association.  She received her JD from Yale Law School and completed her undergraduate studies at Brenau University Women’s College.


Karinya Verghese is the Associate Regional Director for FINRA Dispute Resolution (West Region). Prior joining FINRA, Karinya was a mediator and conflict resolution consultant who resolved a range of commercial, family and employment disputes. Karinya obtained her law degree from the University of Sydney. After several years of practice in corporate law in her hometown of Sydney, Australia, Karinya relocated to Los Angeles in search of a more empowering way for people to deal with conflict. She obtained her LLM in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School. Karinya is an adjunct professor at USC Gould School of Law and serves on the board of the Center for Conflict Resolution.