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FINRA announced today the formation of a new Arbitration Task Force “to consider possible enhancements to its arbitration forum to improve the transparency, impartiality and efficiency of FINRA’s securities arbitration forum for all participants.”
Quick Tips for Developing Your ADR Career (05/23/14)
Developing a career as an arbitrator or mediator can be very challenging. Before you consider moving into the field it is important that you talk to those arbitrators and mediators who have done it successfully. Over the years I have had the opportunity to take their counsel. The following are some of the best of their many tips regarding how to develop and sustain an ADR career.
FINRA Reverses Hearing Panel in Schwab Enforcement Case: Class Action Waiver Violates FINRA Rules (04/25/14)
In a stunning but hoped-for reversal (based on am amicus brief I co-authored in the case), FINRA’s Board of Governors reversed a disciplinary hearing panel decision in the FINRA v Schwab enforcement action.
Notable AAA Arbitration Rule Revisions in 2013 (12/27/13)
As others are reflecting on notable events in the past year, I think about the American Arbitration Association’s 2013 revisions to its arbitration rules, and what those revisions mean to arbitration.
FINRA Dispute Resolution Pilots Telephonic Mediation for Small Claims (01/18/13)
FINRA Dispute Resolution announced yesterday that it will launch a pilot program to offer pro bono or reduced-fee telephonic mediation to parties whose dispute has a dollar value $50,000 or less.
Supreme Court Decides Yet Another Arbitration Case (11/30/12)
The decision offers no new law: it just reiterates and reaffirms fundamental principles of the Court’s FAA jurisprudence, including broad FAA preemption, separability, and the power of the arbitrators to decide the enforceability of contracts containing an arbitration clause.
Vikki Rogers on UNCITRAL’s Working Group III on Online Dispute Resolution (07/30/12)
Are We Meeting the Needs of Merchants and Consumers Looking to Buy and Sell Cross-Border? Thoughts on UNCITRAL’s Working Group III on Online Dispute Resolution
Second Circuit Affirms $400 Million FINRA Arbitration Award (06/05/11)
Late last week, the Second Circuit affirmed a denial of a vacatur motion in the context of a $400 million FINRA arbitration award. In STMicroelectronics, N.V. v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC.