Richard Chernick

Richard Chernick

Richard Chernick, Esq., Vice President and Managing Director of JAMS' Arbitration Practice, is a nationally recognized expert in the resolution of complex and multi-party matters. Mr. Chernick has conducted hundreds of large and complex arbitrations and mediations employing various rules and before all major administering institutions, both nationally and internationally. 

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Mediator and arbitrator of complex disputes including commercial, real property, employment, entertainment, intellectual property, technology, construction, and public law matters, full time since 1994
  • Frequently serves as chair of tripartite panels of arbitrators or as party-appointed arbitrator
  • Consultant on dispute resolution issues, including clause drafting and dispute system design
  • ABA's Advisor to the drafting committee for the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act



Contact Richard Chernick

Website: www.jamsadr.com/chernick/

Articles and Video:

Witnesses in Arbitration – Federal Arbitration Act (03/11/16)
Testimony and documents may be obtained in arbitration in accordance with the parties’ agreement, the applicable institutional arbitration rules and provisions of law (federal and state arbitration acts, as applicable).

Witnesses in Arbitration – California Arbitration Act (10/23/15)
Testimony and documents may be obtained in arbitration in accordance with the parties’ agreement, the applicable institutional arbitration rules and provisions of law (federal and state arbitration acts, as applicable).

First Things First: Design the Arbitration Process You Want (03/06/15)
The principles for drafting a pre-dispute arbitration clause are straightforward. They do require an understanding of the legal relationship, which will be the subject of the clause, some sense of the nature of disputes that are likely to arise and a basic understanding of arbitration process.

The Mediator as Process Designer (01/09/15)
A mediator is a facilitator who has the skill to work around or overcome obstacles to settlement created by parties or their counsel. In particular, when negotiations have gotten the parties close to a settlement, the skilled mediator is able to keep negotiations moving even when the parties are prepared to give up.

A Primer on Arbitrability (06/20/14)
Drafters of arbitration clauses must understand the concept of arbitrability if the parties’ objectives are to be achieved. Arbitrability is the portmanteau for several distinct concepts.