Fulbright Partner Mark Baker Joins AAA e-Discovery Task Force
July 9, 2007
Fulbright’s accomplished international law and arbitration co-chair and partner Mark Baker was appointed to the American Arbitration Association’s new Task Force on Exchange of Documentary and Electronic Materials.
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) administers cases in alternative dispute resolution, with the focus of resolving matters out of the courtroom. The organization provides such services as appointing arbitrators, setting hearings and managing settlement through mediation.
AAA's e-Discovery Task Force was established to examine current document disclosure practices in international arbitration and will assess whether the practices are consistent with providing a fair resolution process that is also quicker and less costly than litigation. Upon finalizing its review, the Task Force will provide recommendations for discovery practices which could include drafting or amending institutional rules.
As co-chair of both Fulbright's international practice and arbitration practice, Baker is currently on the board of directors of the AAA and Court Member and arbitrator for the London Court of International Arbitration. He is also frequently selected to serve as an arbitrator on domestic and international arbitration panels.
Earlier this year, Baker was named one of the Most Influential Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal and one of the top 20 international arbitration experts by Practical Law Company.