Our congratulations go to the Pace 2016 New York State Bar Association/AAA Arbitration Competition team that competed on November 13-14, 2015. Matthew Arpino (2L), Emily Bendana (2L), and Bryan Kelly (2L) represented Pace Law School. The team was coached by New York Attorney Jay Bielat.
This year the problem was a contract dispute between a pharmaceutical company and their storage and sales distributor. Both sides claimed the other had breached the contract. The team also argued violations of good faith and fair dealing and alter ego liability.
In the first round, Matt and Emily were co-counsel for the claimant and Brian was the client. The team competed against Cornell and won that round. In the second round, Brian and Emily were co-counsel for the respondent and Matt was the client. They competed against Buffalo Law School and won that round as well.
The team and coach were honored to represent Pace Law School in this competition.
Congratulations to Matt, Emily, and Bryan.