Ehsan Ali

Ehsan Ali

Ehsan Ali is a practicing New York lawyer, arbitrator, dispute resolution specialist, and mediator. He resides in New York City and mediates with the New York Peace Institute and Venn Mediation. He attained his B.A. from American University, majoring in Communications, Law, Economics, Government and Philosophy.  He went on to graduate with distinction from Columbia Law School. While an associate at a leading New York law firm, he worked on major national and international arbitral cases, successfully representing clients in major matters valued between $25,000,000 and $50,000,000.  Thereafter, he has served as outside general counsel to a number of startups handling a full range of matters including dispute resolution and contractual negotiations, particularly in the entertainment space.  This richly varied experience has given him a unique perspective on conflicts, especially those that are particularly heated and where it seems everything is at stake.   His current and former clients include Fortune 500 companies and hot up-and-coming startups operating in the New York area. 

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Articles and Video:

Mediation in Dollars and Sense (10/16/20)
Conflicts impose many concealed costs in businesses, which can compound over time and damage an organization’s bottom line. While a manager or business leader may be uninterested in the good feelings that mediation can generate, they should care about mediation as a highly effective tool for improving their organization’s conflict resolution structure - and balance sheet.

Why We Caucus (10/09/20)
To come together, sometimes we need time apart.

Online Mediation Worth the Screen Time (09/03/20)
COVID-19 caused a surge in commercial and interpersonal conflict. At the same time, courts are closed, halting society’s traditional route of dispute resolution.

Why Cancel When You Can Mediate (08/13/20)
Cancel culture has mutated from a response to troubling behavior by otherwise inaccessible celebrities to a form of bullying against teens and youth. The individual is isolated and ostracized, oftentimes without knowing why and with no way to fix the situation. Mediation is a form of conflict resolution that can help resolve these issues.