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RE: [tor-udrp] UDRP Task Force

Dear Madam Chicoine,

Here are the two bios.

(1) Representative for eResolution: Dr. Joelle Thibault:

Joëlle Thibault obtained a Law Degree from the University of Ottawa and has
been a Canadian barrister since 1989. She received a Diploma in
International Commercial Law in 1993 (specialized in national and
international arbitration) and a Doctorate of Law in 1998 (thesis:
Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures in Canada), both from the
University of Paris II. She worked with the International Court of the
International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC) and with several
arbitrators in Paris and London. She also worked as a legal counsel
representing clients in negotiations of commercial transactions and
intellectual property agreements in Canada, United States and Europe. Since
1994, she has been working as a dispute resolution specialist providing
mediation, arbitration and training services, as well as designing dispute
resolution processes for private and public organizations. She is the
author of the textbook « Les procédures de règlement amiable des litiges au
Canada » (ADR procedures in Canada), published in January 2000. She is now
acting as Vice-President Professional Services at eResolution.

(2) Representative of eResolution's panelists: Ethan Katsh:

Ethan Katsh
 Professor of Legal Studies and
 Director, Center for Information Technology
 and Dispute Resolution
 University of Massachusetts

 Ethan Katsh is Professor of Legal Studies and Co-Director of the Center
for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of
Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the Yale Law School and the author of
three books on law and technology, Online Dispute Resolution: Resolving
Conflicts in Cyberspace (Jossey-Bass, 2001), Law in a Digital World (Oxford
University Press, 1995) and The Electronic Media and the Transformation of
Law (Oxford University Press, 1989), as well as many articles. During the
last ten years, he has been involved in many projects involving the
application of technology to law and legal processes.

 Since 1996, he has been involved in a series of projects involving online
dispute resolution. He was one of the magistrates in the Virtual Magistrate
project and was founder and co-director of the Online Ombuds Office. In
1997, with support from the Hewlett Foundation, he established the Center
for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of
Massachusetts. From 1997-1999, he mediated and arbitrated a variety of
disputes online, involving domain name/trademark issues, intellectual
property conflicts, disputes with Internet Service Providers, and others.
In the Spring of 1999, he supervised a project with the online auction site
eBay, in which over 150 disputes were mediated during a two week period.
Also in 1999, he served as a member of ICANN's Independent Review Advisory
Committee. Most recently, he has begun a project funded by the Markle
Foundation to explore more accessible methods of publishing UDRP decisions
(see <http://udrp.law.cornell.edu/udrp/>http://udrp.law.cornell.edu/udrp/).

Please do not heistate to contact me if you need any additional information.

Best regards,

Karim Benyekhlef
Tel: (514) 908-2900
Fax: (514) 908-2901

>Thank you for your response.  Could you please forward a brief bio?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Karim Benyekhlef [mailto:karimb@eresolution.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 8:56 AM
>To: CCHICOINE@thompsoncoburn.com
>Cc: tor-udrp@dnso.org; jthibault@eresolution.com;
>fgelinas@eresolution.com; rcassius@eresolution.com;
>Subject: [tor-udrp] UDRP Task Force
>Dear colleague,
>Concerning the UDRP Task Force, eResolution would like to designate as a
>representative of our panlists Prof. Ethan Katsh and Dr. Joelle Thibault as
>the representative of eResolution.
>Prof. Katsh can be reached at: katsh@legal.umass.edu
>And Dr. J.Thibault at: jthibault@eresolution.com
>Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
>Best regards,
>Karim Benyekhlef
>Tel: (514) 908-2900
>Fax: (514) 908-2901

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