The Committee on Domestic Arbitration seeks to educate arbitrators and advocates about new developments and best practices in arbitration, to expand arbitration’s use as a means of resolving disputes, and to work collaboratively with other Sections to address issues in arbitration in a variety of practice areas. The Committee also seeks to promote the efficient and effective use of arbitration in New York and to promote the choice of New York law for domestic arbitrations. Initiatives and topics under consideration by the Committee for action in 2013-2014 include: presenting a Master Class in arbitration techniques; assisting in launching a domestic arbitration competition for law students; increasing New York’s state and federal courts’ familiarity with arbitration issues; addressing the pros and cons of one-versus-three arbitrator panels; identifying gender issues in arbitration; considering whether/how arbitrators should question witnesses; and discussing issues surrounding corrections/modifications of arbitration awards.

Last year, the Committee held bi-monthly meetings addressing topics of interest to the arbitration community, typically led by respected practitioners in the field and fueling spirited discussion among committee members. Topics included electronic discovery in arbitration, refusal of one party to pay, substantive motions, advocates’ critiques of arbitrator conduct, and upcoming American Arbitration Association initiatives.

Mansi Karol and Dani Schwartz co-chair this committee.

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Committee Roster

Mr. Alexander Paul Bachuwa, Esq.

Bachuwa Law

Mr. Ronald Francis

RONALD FRANCIS, ESQ.

Ms. Erica B. Garay

Garay ADR Services

Mr. Simeon H. Baum, Esq.

Resolve Mediation Services Inc.

Mr. Lawrence W. Newman, Esq.

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Mr. Mark J. Moretti, Esq.

Phillips Lytle LLP

Mr. Mark Allan Kornfeld, Esq.

Quarles and Brady LLP

Hon. James G. Starkey

Mr. Taras Burhan, Esq.

Taras Burhan Law Office LLC

Mr. William H. Baker, Esq.

Baker ADR

Ms. Mary K. Austin

Mary K. Austin

Ms. Tracey B. Frisch, Esq.

American Arbitration Association

Mr. John Wilkinson, Esq.

Fulton, Rowe & Hart

Nancy Schulman

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Rekha Rangachari

New York International Arbitration Center

Mr. Theodore K. Cheng

ADR Office of Theo Cheng LLC

Ms. Edna Sussman, Esq.

SussmanADR LLC

Mr. Julian S. Millstein, Esq.

Julian S. Millstein ADR Services

Mr. Vincent J. Torna, Esq.

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Hon. Jacqueline W. Silbermann

Dobrish Michaels Gross LLP

Prof. Pierre F de Ravel d'Esclapon, Esq.

Prof. Paul Benjamin Radvany, Esq.

Fordham University School of Law

Mr. James J. Wrynn, Esq.

National Arbitration & Mediation

Mr. David L. Carey, Esq.

Private Practice

Mr. John C. Lane, Esq.

Law Offices of John C. Lane

Mr. Mauricio Gomm Santos, Esq.

GST LLP

Mr. Philip Goldstein

ADR Office of Philip Goldstein

Ms. Leslie Berkoff, Esq.

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Ms. Margarita Echevarria

Ms. Shira Forman, Esq.

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Ms. Maria V. Hanford, Esq.

Hanford Law Group

Mr. Arthur D. Felsenfeld, Esq.

Jaspan Schlesinger, LLP

Ms. Merriann M. Panarella, Esq.

Mr. Mark S. Segal, Esq.

Segal & Lax

Ms. Jennifer Lupo, Esq.

Lupo Law, Arbitration & Mediation PLLC

Ms. Hui Liu, Esq.

Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP

Mr. Nelson Edward Timken, Esq.

Nelson Edward Timken, Esq.

Mr. Richard M. Gray

Gray Arbitration LLC

Ms. Jennifer K. Kim, Esq.

Trammo Inc.

Ms. Wendy A. Marsh, Esq.

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

Mr. Richard I. Janvey, Esq.

Diamond McCarthy LLP

Ms. Joan D. Hogarth, Esq.

The Law Office of Joan D Hogarth

Ms. Rosemary A. Townley, Esq.

Townley ADR, PC

Mr. Jeffrey T. Zaino, Esq.

American Arbitration Association

Ms. Marcia L. Adelson

Mr. William L. D. Barrett, Esq.

Fulton Rowe & Vittoria

Mr. Peter J. Pettibone, Esq.

Pettibone International ADR LLC

Mr. Richard H. Silberberg

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Ms. Stephanie Cohen, Esq.

Independent Arbitrator

Richard R. Wissler

Richard R. Wissler, Esq.

Mr. Stephen A. Hochman, Esq.

Mediator and Arbitrator

Ms. Abigail J. Pessen, Esq.

Dispute Resolution Services

Mr. Anthony M. Lanzone, Esq.

Mr. Richard Dorn, Esq.

Hon. James Patrick Dollard Jr.

Mr. Robert J. Kheel, Esq.

Mr. Charles A. Goldberger, Esq.

McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP

Mr. Paul A. Lieberman, Esq.

Scarinci Hollenbeck LLP

Mr. Richard L. Mattiaccio

ALLEGAERT BERGER & VOGEL LLP

Dr. Robert L. Cucin, Esq.

Robert L Cucin, Esq.

Mr. Houston Putnam Lowry

Polivy, Lowry & Clayton, LLC

Mr. Jay G. Safer, Esq.

Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP

Ms. Linda H. Martin, Esq.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

Ms. Alison FitzGerald, Esq.

Norton Rose Group

Mr. George A. Davidson

c/o Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Mr. Albert Rizzo, Esq.

Law Offices of Albert Rizzo, P.C.

Mr. Edward N. Walker

Schwartzman Garelik Walker & Troy, P.C.

Mr. John P. DePaolo, Esq.

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

Mr. William Henri Crosby Jr., Esq.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

Mr. Edward Pomeranz, Esq.

Graubard Miller

Thomas N. Rothschild, Esq.

Mediation Transforms!

Mr. Gabriel Levinson, Esq.

Polsinelli PC

Mr. Charles Platto, Esq.

Law Offices of Charles Platto

Mr. Peter Lee Michaelson, Esq.

Michaelson ADR Chambers, LLC

Ms. Karen Mills

KarimSyah Law Firm

Mr. Howard R. Reiss, Esq.

Reiss Sheppe LLP

Mr. Peter Metis, Esq.

The Law Offices of Peter Metis, LLC

Mr. Daniel F. Kolb, Esq.

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Mr. Charles J. Moxley Jr., Esq.

MoxleyADR LLC

Ms. Leona Beane, Esq.

Mediator, Arbitrator, Trusts, Estates, Guardianship Attorney

Mr. David C. Singer, Esq.

Singer ADR

Mr. George Gluck

George Gluck

Ms. Laura A. Kaster

Laura A Kaster LLC

Mr. Sherman W. Kahn

Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP

Hon. Howard A. Levine

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

Mr. Richard Weinberger, Esq.

Mr. Paul B. Marrow, Esq.

Mr. Mark J. Bunim, Esq.

Case Closure

Mr. Steven Certilman, Esq.

Steven A. Certilman, P.C.

Mr. Jeffrey K. Anderson

Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC

Mr. Jonathan Honig, Esq.

Feder Kaszovitz LLP

Dr. Charles E. Miller

Leichtman Law PLLC

Dr. Cheryl H. Agris, Esq.

Agris & vonNatzmer, LLP

Ms. Rona G. Shamoon, Esq.

RonaShamoonADR

Ms. Barbara Antonello Mentz, Esq.

Mr. Arthur Herbert Rosenbloom, Esq.

Consilium ADR LLC Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

Ms. Elizabeth Jean Shampnoi, Esq.

Shampnoi Dispute Resolution & Management Services, Inc.

Mr. James M. Rhodes

Arbitrator, Mediator & Attorney

Mr. Steven Skulnik

Practical Law / Thomson Reuters

Mr. Dani Schwartz

Wachtel Missry LLP

Amir Khedmati

Mr. Michael J. Riela

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Ms. Myrna A. Barakat, Esq.

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