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November 1, 2015

Research of Facts and Law under the UDRP

See the attached article by Gerald M. Levine, Esq. of Levine Samuel, LLP:

Research of Facts and Law under the UDRP.pdf

November 2, 2015


We welcome your thoughts/comments on the two articles from the New York Times:

Part I - Beware of the Fine Print, Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice (11-1-15)

Part II - Beware of the Fine Print, Arbitration, 'Privatization of the Justice System' (11-2-15)

November 9, 2015

Independent Experts Advising Arbitrators - What are your thoughts?

Have you had an arbitration case where an independent expert was appointed to advise the arbitrator(s)? If so, did it provide sufficient benefit to outweigh the expense? Kindly provide your thoughts/comments below.

Arbitration is at the Root of all Evil, According to the New York Times

Article by George Friedman, Arbitration is at the Root of all Evil, According to the New York Times:


George H. Friedman, an ADR consultant and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc., retired in 2013 as FINRA's Executive Vice President and Director of Arbitration, a position he held from 1998. In his extensive career, he previously held a variety of positions of responsibility at the American Arbitration Association, most recently as Senior Vice President from 1994 to 1998. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. Mr. Friedman serves on the Board of Editors of the Securities Arbitration Commentator. He is also a member of the AAA's national roster of arbitrators. He holds a B.A. from Queens College, a J.D. from Rutgers Law School, and is a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional.

November 11, 2015

2016 AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program - Now Accepting Applications

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program. The training component of the Program will be hosted in New York during the week of May 1, 2016 in order to coincide with the AAA's Annual Meeting. During the Program, Fellows will engage with leading ADR practitioners for an intensive week of training, seminars, and networking events. Interested candidates should visit www.adr.org/diversity to download a copy of the Program Guidelines and Application or to apply online. Applications should be received no later than January 22, 2016.

The American Arbitration Association established the AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program in 2009 in order to provide training, mentorship and networking opportunities to up and coming diverse alternative dispute resolution professionals. The AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program is a one-year program designed to offer the full breadth of the AAA resources. Now entering its eighth year, the AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program has inducted 106 Fellows with 16 Fellows successfully advancing to the AAA Panel.

Please see the attached factsheet about the AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program.


November 17, 2015

First Annual NYSBA/AAA Mott Arbitration Competition

Congratulations to the winning team, Fordham University Law School!

Moot - Fordham.jpg

The Tribunal for the Championship Round - NYSBA/AAA Moot Arbitration Competition

Ross Kartez with the Championship Round Tribunal, Judge Milonas, Dean Feerick, and Claire Gutekunst, President-Elect of the NYSBA

Moot - Tribunal.jpg

Final Results of the First Annual NYSBA/AAA Moot Arbitration Competition

1st Place: Fordham Law School -- $1,500
2nd Place: New York Law School -- $1,000
3rd Place: Columbia Law School -- $500

Best Oral Advocacy (tie): Rutgers School of Law and Cornell Law School
Best Examination: Touro Law Center
Best Witness Preparation: St. John's School of Law

November 19, 2015

The Association for Conflict Resolution is now accepting proposals for its 16th Annual Conference

The Association for Conflict Resolution is now accepting proposals for its 16th Annual Conference. Please see the attached for more information.

Call for Proposals Conference 2016.docx

"Hot-tubbing" in Arbitration - What are your thoughts?

Should concurrent expert evidence (colloquially known as "hot-tubbing"), the method wherein a Tribunal questions competing experts concurrently, be utilized more in arbitration? What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks?

Kindly provide your thoughts/comments below.

November 22, 2015

Controlling Arbitration Costs - What are your thoughts?

What are the best ways to control the cost of arbitration without compromising the fairness of the process? Please provide your thoughts/comments below.

November 24, 2015

The Case for Bringing Diversity to the Selection of ADR Neutrals

Article by AAA Arbitrator Theodore Cheng:

The Case for Bringing Diversity to the Selection of ADR Neutrals (T Cheng).pdf

November 27, 2015

Like Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Truisms About Arbitration (That Aren't True)

Article by AAA Arbitrator George Friedman:


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