Gary Jay Kaufman, Esq., Presented “Essentials of Successful Dispute Resolution: The Necessity for Personal Interaction” at the Second International Youth Forum on the Belt and Road Initiative in China

(January 23, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) – Gary Jay Kaufman, founder of The Kaufman Law Group in Los Angeles, participated in the Second International Youth Forum on the Belt and Road Initiative, held on December 28, 2018, at the Academy of International Strategy and Law of Zhejiang University at its Zijingang Campus. The conference attendees hailed from 16 countries and included legal scholars, justices, university students, and authors. Renowned legal professor and scholar Wang Guiguo, who extended the invitation to Kaufman to speak at the Forum, is Dean of the Institute of International Strategy and Law, Dean of the International Institute of Belt and Road in Hong Kong, and Senior Professor of Arts at Zhejiang University. The Forum’s theme was “Youth Opportunities: Central and Eastern European Perspectives.”

Kaufman’s speech, entitled “Essentials of Successful Dispute Resolution: The Necessity for Personal Interaction,” discussed the art of negotiation, and the need to return to the basics of personal interaction. As a litigator with significant experience negotiating multi-million dollar matters, Kaufman expressed that face to face meetings or even telephone conversations are the most effective approach to dispute resolution, far better than relying upon email and text exchanges. “Emails and text messages may be faster, but both have the potential to dilute the clarity and understanding necessary for an effective resolution to any dispute. Important meanings and subtle messages can be lost in translation when relying too heavily on technology,” Kaufman said. “The old-fashioned face to face meeting is still the very best method of negotiation,” he added. In his presentation, he suggested paying closer attention to the role that diversity plays within dispute resolution, and to use communication to bridge the gap between different backgrounds.

The Forum was co-sponsored by Zhejiang University International Strategy and Law Institute, International Institute of Belt and Road International (Hong Kong), Guanghua Law School of Zhejiang University, Regional Coordinated Development Research Center of Zhejiang University, Tsinghua University National Governance Research Institute and Tsinghua University Institute of Strategic Studies.

About The Kaufman Law Group

Gary Jay Kaufman is a trial attorney and the founding partner of The Kaufman Law Group in Los Angeles. He has successfully litigated hundreds of civil and criminal matters across the US and Canada, including multi-million dollar trials, arbitrations and mediations. Kaufman’s criminal practice covers a wide range of areas, including RICO allegations, public corruption, multi-million dollar insurance fraud, pharmaceutical fraud, money laundering, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, first-degree murder, federal drug and conspiracy charges, and internet crimes. Additionally, he has been quoted and featured in numerous print and internet publications. Kaufman has handled a number of high-profile cases and has earned a reputation as the lawyer to go to when all the chips are on the line. For more information, please visit

About The International Academy of the Belt and Road

Founded in January 2016, the International Academy of the Belt and Road is the first research institution concerning the Belt and Road Initiative in Hong Kong. It is committed to building an international platform for academic and professional exchanges. Experts from various countries along the Belt and Road who specialize in the fields of law, economics, finance, investment, politics, and international relations contribute by conducting research, carrying out analysis and offering advice on diverse issues that may arise in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative.

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