Please join us for a roundtable discussion organized by The Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC), Florida International University College of Law (FIU Law), and hosted by Reed Smith LLP to discuss the impact of new technological developments — from cryptocurrencies to the metaverse — on domestic and international dispute resolution. 

Speakers: Francisco A. Rodriguez

Event Type: Seminar

Location Name:
Reed Smith LLP, 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2600, Miami FL 33131
Start Date/Time:
3 November 2022, 11:30 AM EDT
End Date/Time:
3 November 2022, 2:00 PM EDT

The speakers will offer their unique perspectives from different areas of practice, jurisdictions, and familiarities with new and emerging technologies. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required due to the venue’s limited space.

Welcome and introductions:

  • Francisco A. Rodriguez, Partner, Reed Smith LLP (Miami)
  • Jonathan Fitch, Managing Partner, Fitch Law Partners LLP (Boston)


  • Professor Crenguta Leaua, Arbitrator, Director of the Swiss Institute for Alternative Thinking (Lugano)
  • Dan Jasnow, Associate, ArentFox Schiff LLP (New York)
  • Patricia Kobayashi, Secretary General, Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada CAM-CCBC (São Paulo)
  • Andrew W. Balthazor, Blockchain and Digital Asset Litigator and Adjunct Professor at FIU Law (Miami)


  • Manuel A. Gómez, Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Global Engagement at FIU Law and Independent Arbitrator (Miami)
  • Ucheora Omwuamaegbu, International Attorney, Arent Fox Schiff LLP (Washington, D.C.)