Hon. Carol E.  Heckman

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Buffalo, NY

Former Federal Court Magistrate Judge; Partner, Trial Group–Harter Secrest & Emery LLP. Broad experience as a federal court litigator, adjudicator and mediator is concentrated in employment discrimination and civil rights claims, complex commercial litigation, products liability and tort claims, and intellectual property. Has mediated and adjudicated hundreds of cases.

ADR Education and training experience includes: Faculty, AAAU Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration, 2011; Faculty, AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2010; AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New Arbitrators, 2008.

Lawrence University (BA, Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, Farley Prize, Distinction in Senior Comprehensives-1974); Cornell Law School (JD, Order of the Coif, Second in Graduating Class, Cornell Law Review Editor, Fraser Price for Outstanding Scholarship and Character-1977).