All posts by Jill Gross

DR Law Faculty Seminar in Israel – Justice Aharon Barak

Justice Aharon Barak joined the Supreme Court of Israel in 1978, and became its President in 1995, serving until 2006. He is widely considered one of the greatest Israeli jurists. (See his full bio here.) This morning the Academic Partners for Peace DR Law Faculty had the honor of spending more than an hour listening … Continue reading DR Law Faculty Seminar in Israel – Justice Aharon Barak

ADR Law Student Writing Competition with $10,000 Prize!

From FOI Jacqueline Nolan-Haley (Fordham): I am happy to announce the details of the second annual ADR writing competition. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ADR LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION 2018 The Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators are proud to announce the Second Annual NYSBA/ACCTM National Championship … Continue reading ADR Law Student Writing Competition with $10,000 Prize!

FINRA Seeks Comment on Non-Attorney Representation in FINRA Arbitration

Virtually all customers of FINRA-registered broker-dealer firms (in essence, all broker-dealers) are required to arbitrate their disputes with those firms and their associated persons. Many of those disputes are required to be arbitrated in the FINRA Dispute Resolution forum.  Currently, FINRA permits parties to be represented by non-attorneys (NAR) (subject to a few restrictions  such … Continue reading FINRA Seeks Comment on Non-Attorney Representation in FINRA Arbitration

Pace Investor Rights Clinic 20th Anniversary Celebration

Twenty years ago, Pace Law School opened the first securities arbitration clinic in the country in which students, under faculty supervision, offer free representation to investors of modest means who have disputes with their securities brokerage firms  and/or individual brokers that are required to be arbitrated.  The Clinic (now known as the Pace Investor Rights … Continue reading Pace Investor Rights Clinic 20th Anniversary Celebration

Winners of ABA Boskey Writing Competition

FOI Peter Reilly just announced the winners of this year’s ABA Boskey Writing Competition, stating: “We had another year of very strong papers.”  The winner and runner-up papers were: WINNER: John Kelly (Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles), “The Cannabis Industry: Harvesting the Benefits of a Counter-Narrative Model to Arbitration” RUNNER-UP: Brian Holb (The Ohio State … Continue reading Winners of ABA Boskey Writing Competition

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