Presentations

Ms. Samaras is an avid presenter and moderator of continuing legal education programs for bar and professional associations and ADR organizations in the U.S. and abroad, whether in-person or by webinar. She has spoken on a variety of legal and ADR topics covering procedural, substantive, practice management, and marketing topics. Ms. Samaras has taught legal and ADR matters to law and business students, attorneys and business professionals, and trained new mediators.

  • Speaking (2015 To Present)

    Ms. Samaras has presented and moderated continuing legal education programs for professional associations around the country on a variety of alternative dispute resolution and litigation topics. Those associations have included the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Intellectual Property Owner’s Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. The following are a representative sample of her presentations.

    ADR Topics

    • October 4, 2019 (San Francisco, CA)
      Moderator: College of Commercial Arbitrators 19th Annual Meeting, The Business of Arbitration: Some Things Old, Some Things Improving, and Some Things Left to Do.
    • September 27, 2019 (Galveston, TX)
      Speaker: Houston Intellectual Property Law Association/2019 Fall Institute, Explaining Complexity: How to Improve Your Presentation of Technical Information in Arbitration.
    • June 26, 2019 (Washington, DC)
      Speaker: American Conference Institute/ITC Litigation & Enforcement, Inside Intricacies of Mediating Section 337 Cases.
    • February 27, 2019 (Santa Barbara, CA)
      Speaker: International Association of Defense Counsel, Can Freud Help? The Interplay of Psychology and Negotiation Strategy.
    • October 25-26, 2018 (Chicago, Ill)
      Faculty: ABA Section of Dispute Resolution: 16th Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute.
    • August 17, 2018 (Minneapolis, MN)
      (Webinar) Speaker: Minnesota Continuing Legal Education. Arbitration Advocacy: Leveraging the Benefits of Arbitration for the Evidentiary Hearing.
    • August 16, 2018 (Minneapolis, MN)
      (Webinar) Speaker: Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Arbitration Advocacy: Setting the Stage for a Successful Hearing.
    • April 12, 2018 (Webinar)
      Speaker: ABA-IPL Books Two-Part Webinar Series: Leveraging the Benefits of Arbitration for an Evidentiary Hearing in a Commercial Case (Part II).
    • March 14, 2018 (Webinar)
      Speaker: ABA-IPL Books Two-Part Webinar Series: Setting the Stage for a Successful Commercial Arbitration (Part I).
    • January 25, 2018 (New York)
      Speaker: New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Business Development and Ethical Considerations for Mediators and Arbitrators.
    • November 17, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA)
      ABA Women in Litigation Joint Conference – Panelist: Can Freud Help? The Interplay of Psychology and Mediation Strategy.
    • April 21, 2017 (San Francisco)
      ABA Dispute Resolution Section – Panelist: Resolving Technology and IP Disputes with Online Dispute Resolution Technology.
    • March 22, 2017 (New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Geneva (WIPO))
      Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Live Webinar – Panelist: Arbitrating Patent Disputes: Innovative Approaches and New Concerns.
    • February 18, 2017
      ABA Section of Litigation, Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar – Panelist: Can Freud Help? The Interplay of Psychology and Mediation Strategy.
    • December 6, 2016 (Live webinar)
      ABA Dispute Resolution Section – Panelist: Online Dispute Resolution: What You Need to Know Now.
    • October 21, 2016 (Orlando, FL)
      The College of Commercial Arbitrators 16th Annual Meeting – Panelist: Plenary Session: Arbitration Update.
    • October 6-7, 2016 (Phoenix, AZ)
      ABA Dispute Resolution Section 14th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute – Panelist: Plenary Session: Mediating Complex Cases.
    • June 16, 2016 (Greenbelt, MD)
      The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution 2016 Annual Conference – Managing Conflict and Removing Barriers to Collaborative Decision Making – Speaker: Why Mediation for Patent and Trademark Disputes and Considerations for Using it in those Cases.
    • June 14, 2016 (Live Webinar, 5th of six-part series)
      ABA, Dispute Resolution Section – Speaker: Closing the Deal.
    • June 2 – 3, 2016 (Chicago, IL)
      ABA Dispute Resolution Section 9th Annual Arbitration Training Institute – Panelist: Plenary: Setting the Stage for a Successful Arbitration.
    • April 7, 2016 (New York, NY)
      ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting – Panelist: Secrets of Success: Unique Problems in Commercial Arbitration and Best Practices For Managing Them.
    • November 16, 2015 (Video conference)
      Baker Hostetler – Speaker: Effective Advocacy & Management in IP/Technology Arbitrations.
    • November 14, 2015 (Somerset, NJ)
      New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators Annual Conference – Speaker: Mediation Advocacy for Commercial and Technology Disputes.
    • July 15, 1015 (King of Prussia, PA)
      Delaware Valley Association of Corporate Counsel (DELVACCA), Intellectual Property CLE Institute – Panelist: Structuring and Negotiating Patent Litigation Settlement.
    • June 2, 2015 (Live Webinar, 5th of six-part series)
      ABA, Dispute Resolution Section – Panelist: Closing the Deal.
    • April 28, 2015 (Philadelphia – live, Pittsburgh and Mechanicsburg – simulcast)
      Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 9th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute – Panelist: Mediating IP Disputes.
    • April 16, 2015 (Seattle, WA)
      ABA, Dispute Resolution Section, Spring Conference – Panelist: ADR in Innovation and Technology Cases – Are Tech Cases Special? What You Need to Know.
    • March 25, 2015 (Bethesda, MD)
      ABA, Intellectual Property Law Section – Panelist: Mediating Patent Disputes – Taking a Strategic Approach.
    • February 24, 2015 (Live Webinar)
      American Arbitration Association – Panelist: Explaining Complexity – How to Improve Your Presentation of Technical Information in Arbitration.
    • February 19, 2015 (San Diego, CA)
      International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) – Panelist: IP Track (Emerging IP Issues and Their Implications).
  • Teaching (2013 To Present)

    Ms. Samaras teaches courses on various legal and ADR topics to law students, business students, attorneys, and business professionals. She has also served as a trainer for new mediators.

    • June 15 to 16, 2017
      ABA Dispute Resolution Section (Chicago) – Facilitator 10th Annual Arbitration Training Institute
    • June 6 – 10, 2016, (Durham, NH)
      Intellectual Property Summer Institute (University of New Hampshire School of Law, Franklin Pierce IP Center) – Faculty: Dispute Resolution in IP: Strategies & Alternatives.
    • November 2, 2015 (Geneva, CH)
      WIPO Panelists Meeting – Panelist.
    • June 4, 5 and 7, 2013 (Durham, NH)
      Intellectual Property Summer Institute (University of New Hampshire School of Law, Franklin Pierce IP Center) – Faculty: Dispute Resolution in IP: Strategies & Alternatives

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