All posts by Jill Gross

Second Circuit Reverses Judge Rakoff in Uber Arbitration Decision

In a highly-anticipated decision (at least for those in the arbitration world), the Second Circuit yesterday vacated the district court’s opinion in Meyer v. Kalanick, 200 F. Supp.3d 408 (S.D.N.Y. 2016), which was authored by the well-known Judge Jed Rakoff.  The Second Circuit, in Meyer v. Uber Technologies, 2017 WL 3526682 (Aug. 17, 2017), found that plaintiffs, … Continue reading Second Circuit Reverses Judge Rakoff in Uber Arbitration Decision

FINRA Arbitrator Writes Explained Award To Create Precedent

Whether an arbitration award should include reasons, authorities or other explanation remains hotly debated. In securities arbitration, despite pressure from investor advocates to add transparency to the FINRA forum by requiring arbitrators to issue explained awards, FINRA’s current rule requires a panel to include an explanation in an award only upon a joint request from … Continue reading FINRA Arbitrator Writes Explained Award To Create Precedent

SEC Office of Investor Advocate Praises Securities Arbitration Clinics

Congress created the Office of the Investor Advocate of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 to, among other things, “(A) assist retail investors in resolving significant problems such investors may have with the Commission or with self-regulatory organizations (SROs); (B) identify areas in which investors would benefit from changes in the regulations of the Commission … Continue reading SEC Office of Investor Advocate Praises Securities Arbitration Clinics

Fascinating compilation of comments on ADR posts

From the blog of the New York State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section: In August 2015, Resolution Roundtable, the blog site for the Dispute Resolution Section of NYSBA, began posting weekly questions to seek feedback and insights on various alternative dispute resolution (ADR) topics. Traffic to the blog site thereafter greatly increased by ADR users, … Continue reading Fascinating compilation of comments on ADR posts

Podcast of Comparative Commercial Arbitration Program

For those who were not able to attend the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco in January, a podcast of the ADR Section’s Program on Comparative Commercial Arbitration is now posted on the AALS website.  (You need a AALS password to access the podcast.)  I moderated the program, and Professors Hiro Aragaki (Loyola-LA), Manuel Gomez … Continue reading Podcast of Comparative Commercial Arbitration Program

Call for Proposals: AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference

I am pleased to circulate a Call for Proposals for the AALS-ADR annual Works-in-Progress Conference: The AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section is seeking a host for the 11th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference to take place in the fall of 2017.  The WIP Conference has become one of the “must attends” in the ADR academic field.  Previous … Continue reading Call for Proposals: AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference

AALS ADR Section’s Smooth and Tweetless Transition of Leadership

Unlike other transitions taking place across the country these days, I am pleased to report that the AALS ADR Section has successfully, peacefully and without tweet transitioned its leadership from fellow blogger and Academic Dean Cynthia Alkon (Texas A&M) to me (Jill Gross, Pace).  On behalf of the Section, thank you Cynthia for your service … Continue reading AALS ADR Section’s Smooth and Tweetless Transition of Leadership