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SCOTUS to Review Another Case Rejecting Class Action Waiver

The issue again is the preemption relationship between federal and state law.


Why Your Arbitrator Is Biased

Understanding bias is your best tool for dealing with it.


What the New CFPB Report Teaches Us about Arbitration Clauses

A peek inside the black box of arbitration.


Articles »

Fascinating Highlights of the CFPB Arbitration Study

By Liz Kramer

Highlights of a comparison study between AAA consumer arbitration and consumers' federal court data.


Pre-Award Removal of an Arbitrator

By Sheila J. Carpenter

Recusals may be easier to obtain in arbitration than in a courtroom, but judicial assistance in removing an arbitrator is rare. Recently, two courts have taken that unusual step.

Arbitrability of Preclusive Effect of Prior Confirmed Award

By Monique Sasson

The First Circuit shines a guiding light on whether the preclusive effect of a prior arbitration is arbitrable. It is, including in circumstances where the first award has been confirmed by a federal court order.



Sound Advice »

audio Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiations

By John Lande

Hear law professor and author John Lande outline the advantages of working closely with opposing counsel—before and during a trial. Despite attorney fears of appearing weak this type of strategy often serves both the attorneys and their clients. (11:28 min) Save 20% when you purchase the book!

audio Settlement Counsel—It Just Makes Sense

By Eric O. English and Paul Genender

Eric English and Paul Genender describe the use of settlement counsel during trials. Although they are not always needed, hiring settlement counsel can make life easier for the trial counsel and may help your client achieve their desired outcome. (11:28 min)


Announcements »

SEC Approves Revisions to the Definitions of Non-Public and Public Arbitrator

On February 26, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a proposed rule change to amend Rule 12100 and 13100 of the Customer and Industry Codes.


April 15–17, 2015: Section of Litigation Annual Conference—SAVE THE DATE!

Registration for the ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, is now open.


April 28–May 2, 2015: ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting—SAVE THE DATE!

Registration for the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting is now open.



A New FINRA Rule Proposed

A rule change is filed with the SEC to amend the codes of arbitration procedure relating to cancelling or postponing a hearing.



Alternative Dispute Resolution Leadership

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Louis Burke

New York, NY

Carlos Rodríguez-Vidal

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bruce Rubin

Portland, OR

Mitchell L. Marinello

Chicago, IL

Christopher S. Moore

Chicago, IL

P. Jean Baker

Washington, D.C.