Advisory Board

Diana Droulers - Chairwoman of DRD Advisory Board, Caracas, Venezuela

Diana Droulers is a lawyer and arbitrator from Caracas, Venezuela who has vast experience in the creation and management of arbitral institutions worldwide. In addition to her role as CEO of Dispute Resolution Data, she is currently serving as President of the Venezuelan Arbitration Association.  Diana has overseen more than 600 arbitration and mediation cases and holds leadership positions on a number of advisory boards and arbitral interest groups, including ICC International Court of Arbitration, International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI),  the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, the Board of Directors of Arbitral Women’s Group, and The Spanish Arbitration Club. She was the Executive Director of the Arbitration Centre of the Caracas Chamber of Commerce, which she founded in 1998 and led until April 2015. Diana brings her cross-cultural insight to bear as DRD’s Latin America Advisor and helps ensure that DRD is recognizing and meeting the needs of arbitral institutions and data subscribers globally.  In addition to being the Latin America Advisor, Diana has served as DRD's CEO and currently is Chair of the DRD Advisory Board.

Professor Lawrence Boo - Head of The Arbitration Chambers (TAC), Singapore

Professor Boo heads The Arbitration Chambers (TAC) and is considered one of Singapore's founding voices in arbitration.  He has over 20 years experience as an arbitrator and has an appointment to Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), where he formerly served as both Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer & Registrar.

Christian Bouckaert - Lead partner Paris office Kennedys Law, Paris France

Mr. Bouckaert's considerable experience spans four decades, with particular expertise in insurance, reinsurance and commercial litigation (both before French courts and arbitral tribunals), especially in matters relating to professional or product liability within aviation, pharmaceuticals, energy, chemicals, construction and environmental pollution.

Bryce Doty - CFA, Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Sit Investments, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Mr. Doty is an officer and shareholder at Sit Investment Associates, an independent employee-owned investment firm. He leads an investment team focused on managing traditional and alternative products.  Additionally, he is active in advising and investing in new and early-stage businesses. Bryce currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.  

Alma Forgó - Head of Commercial Litigation and Arbitration at Airbus, Toulouse, France

Ms. Forgó has been Head of Commercial Litigation and Arbitration for Airbus since January 2017. Prior to this she was Deputy Counsel and Head of YAF Europe and Russia at the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Honorable James Giles - Of Counsel Business Litigation at Blank Rome, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Hon. James T. Giles is a former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, serving on the federal bench for almost 29 years. At Blank Rome, Judge Giles focuses his commercial litigation practice on alternative dispute resolution matters, assisting with trial and appellate briefings, advocacy, and strategies. He is also active in pro bono service and diversity and inclusion initiatives, both within the Firm and legal industry at large.

Teresa Giovannini - Partner at LALIVE, Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Giovannini is a founding partner of LALIVE and practices international commercial and investment arbitration.  She is a frequent speaker at international arbitration conferences and authors many publications on this subject.

Sally Harpole - Independent Arbitrator and Mediator, San Francisco, California USA

Ms. Harpole is an international arbitrator, mediator and attorney with 40 years of experience in Greater China. She specializes in Asia-related complex commercial arbitration and is multi-lingual, including Mandarin Chinese.

Denis Hauptly - Chief Executive Officer at Information Innovators Group, LLC, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Mr. Hauptly serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Information Innovators Group, LLC. He is an Inventor of (the first-ever Web version of Westlaw) and countless other product innovations in the Legal Information Industry. Mr. Hauptly also serves as a Member of Board of Directors at American Arbitration Association and at Attensa, Inc.

Richard Sheehan - President, Intellectual Property Valuation and Assessment Consultant at Technology Resource of the Southeast, Inc., Johnson City, Tennessee USA

The Technology Resource of the Southeast, Inc, provides objective, third-party analysis and valuation services for new products and emerging technologies. Its focus is to help companies and institutions uncover the true potential value of their ideas, discoveries, research results and trials in order to generate new sources of revenues. The company process combines market analysis, technical analysis, and full financial analysis.