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Webinar #7 | The impact of diversity in court and arbitral decision making

 Wednesday, 26 August

 17:30 – 18:30 CET

Join our interactive webinar on 26 August 2020, 17:30 to 18:30 CEST about “the impact of diversity on court an arbitral decision making”.

In advance you will have the opportunity to do a bias test and find out about your own implicit biases. At the webinar Mr. Wondrak, a Bias and Diversity & Inclusion Expert and owner of factor-D Diversity Consulting will hold an interactive speech about bias followed by our expert speaker Judge Bernice Donald’s talk about the impact of diversity on court and arbitral decisions making. Participants can afterwards ask questions at a Q&A with Mr. Wondrak and Judge Donald.

AIJA Commissions:

  • Commercial Fraud
  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Insolvency

General reporters:

  • Guillermo Bayas, Ejarque Abogados (Spain)

  • Michelle Lindholm, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law (Switzerland)

  • Sophie Püschel-Arnold, Walder Wyss (Switzerland)

Please register to the congress to attend this session.


Judge Bernice Donald

Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Judge Bernice B. Donald was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Barack Obama on December 1, 2010 and re-nominated in January 2011. She was confirmed 96-2 by the Senate on September 6, 2011. Prior to joining the Court of Appeals, Judge Donald served on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, where she was appointed by President Clinton in December 1995. Judge Donald served as Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee from June 1988 to January 1996. She was the first African American women in the history of the United States to serve as a bankruptcy judge. When she was elected to the General Sessions Criminal Court in 1982, she became the first African American woman to serve as a judge in the history of the State of Tennessee.



Moderator & General Reporter

Manfred J. Wondrak

Bias and Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Austria

The Bias and Diversity & Inclusion Expert and owner of factor-D Diversity Consulting, Manfred Wondrak, has gained more than 35 years practical experience in international companies. He is one of the Diversity Pioneers in Austria, operator of the platform Anti-Bias.eu and initiator of Diversity Charter in Austria.

Manfred Wondrak advises about 20% of the German DAX and Austrian ATX listed companies as well as other global players in the region. He is a sought-after key-note speaker, lecturer at several universities and publisher of the “1st Practice Book Diversity Management” in Austria.

general reporters

Guillermo bayas

Ejarque Abogados, Spain

Sophie Puschel-Arnold

Walder Wyss, Switzerland