Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at the Fordham University School of Law 2009-present; Principal, SussmanADR LLC, 2008-present - Litigation and trial attorney experienced in representing clients and serving as a neutral in domestic and international litigations, arbitrations and mediations. Cases handled have included complex domestic and international commercial litigation, including class actions, with respect to disputes arising out of contracts, securities, accounting, financing transactions, mergers/ acquisitions, bankruptcy, banking issues, antitrust, retailing, franchising and dealership relations.
ADR education and training experience includes: ICDR 5th Annual Practice Moot and Seminar, 2012; AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2012; Faculty, AAA Webinar, Muscular Arbitration Series: Using Mediation Concurrent With Arbitration, 2012; Faculty, AAA Webinar, Muscular Arbitration Series: Belt Tightening in the Pre-Hearing Conference, 2012; Faculty, AAA Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing, 2011; ICDR 9th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference: In House Counsel and International Arbitration, 2011; Faculty, AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2009-present; ICDR International Symposia in Advanced Case Management Issues, 2011, 2007; Faculty, AAA Muscular Arbitration: Trimming the Fat Out of Arbitration, 2011; Faculty, AAA Spring Construction Conference, Mediation: It's Not New, So What's Next?, 2011; Faculty, AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2010, 2009; Faculty, College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Meeting, 2011, 2010, 2009; Faculty, AAA Advanced Mediator Training, 2009; AAA Webinar, Alternative Investments Meet Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2009; ICDR/ICC, Adapting Arbitration to a Changing World, 2009; U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Conciliation Training 2009; College of Commercial Arbitrators, Annual Meeting, 2008; ICDR/ICC, The Current State of International Arbitration and a Vision of the Future, 2008; ICDR International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation, 2007; ICDR The Common Law/Civil Law Gap: The Issues and How International Arbitrators May Resolve Them, 2006; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties (ACE002), 2006; AAA Neutrals Conference, 2005; AAA Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2005; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2005; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2005, 2003; AAA Subpoenas Issues in Arbitration, 2005; NYSE Arbitrator Training, 2005; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts/NASD, Mediation Training Workshop, 2005; New York State Supreme Court, Mediation Training, 2005; EEOC Mediation Training, 2005.
Barnard College (BA-1970); Columbia University Law School (JD-1973).
- Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators
- Efficiency & Economic Benefits of Dispute Resolution Report
- Essential Mediation Skills for the New Mediator
- Getting Started in ADR: A How To for Women Attorneys
- How to Increase Your Chances of Reaching A Successful Mediation Settlement Agreement
- Mediator Essentials: Skills for Facilitating Negotiated Agreements