Laura A. Kaster

Princeton, NJ


Laura A. Kaster brings to her work as a neutral over 30 years of experience with arbitration, mediation and settlement negotiation in a wide variety of complex commercial and intellectual property disputes. She has published and spoken widely on issues involving attorney judgment, cognitive biases, and heuristics particularly in the mediation context. She is a Fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators and an Executive Committee member for the New Jersey Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators.  She serves as a neutral in the greater New York metropolitan area, as an arbitrator for CPR, the American Arbitration Association, ICDR, FINRA and the New Jersey and New York Courts.  She is CEDR accredited and IMI Certified.  Ms. Kaster is the immediate past Chair of the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section and a master and a member of the executive committee of the Judge Marie Garibaldi Inn of Court, devoted exclusively to alternative dispute resolution. She is co-editor in chief of Dispute Resolution Lawyer, the Journal of the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section and a member of its executive committee. She is a member of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section and a member of the Women In Dispute Resolution committee of the Section.

She was chief litigation counsel for AT&T Corporation for almost 10 years. Prior to her work at AT&T, as a partner at Jenner & Block, where she worked for over twenty years Ms. Kaster handled a wide variety of complex disputes. More information can be found at