Mary Musacchia participates in UNC Law School symposium on technology and globalization of business

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Mary U. Musacchia, Of Counsel to Whitmeyer Tuffin PLLC, moderated a panel discussion on International Dispute Resolution last week at a symposium co-sponsored by the UNC Journal of Law and Technology and Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation.

The symposium, “Anticipating Dissension: When Legal Frameworks, U.S. Commerce and Foreign Markets Intersect,” was held at UNC Law School on January 27th.

The focus of the symposium was on the impact technology has had on the growth and globalization of businesses – and the complications that arise because of it. 

Because national court systems in almost all countries are not designed to handle these complications, arbitration (a contractual process supported by national statues and treaties) helps business create a framework outside of litigation in courts to resolve problems.

“There was a consensus that change is a constant,” said Musacchia. “Businesses like to operate when they know the rules.”

Musacchia, who currently serves as Managing Director and CLO for The Center for Board Excellence, was asked to moderate the discussion on dispute resolution schemes because of her experience with legal issues surrounding the technology industry and economic development.  

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