The Association for Conflict Resolution
of Greater New York
The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College
NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast
PLEASE NOTE: THE BREAKFAST WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE SECOND THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, DUE TO THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY.
ARBITRATOR AND MEDIATOR ETHICS:
What you have a right to do and what is right to do.
TRACEY B. FRISCH, ESQ.
As Justice Stewart once said, “ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”
During the September 8th NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast at John Jay College, Tracey Frisch, Senior Counsel at the American Arbitration Association and member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution's Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance will explore different aspects of both arbitrator and mediator ethics, covering such topics as disclosures, conflict of interest and resources for ethical guidance.
Tracey Frisch is Senior Counsel for the American Arbitration Association involved in a variety of legal matters that impact the Association. Tracey also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she supervises a group of law student mediators at Manhattan Small Claims Court. Prior to joining the Association, Tracey was a litigation associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where she worked on large and complex commercial litigation cases. Tracey earned her law degree, cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Tracey worked at Effective Alternative in Reconciliation Services (EARS), a youth empowerment organization located in the Bronx, New York. While at EARS, Tracey implemented peer mediation programs throughout several New York City public schools by training staff, students and parents in mediation and negotiation skills. Tracey graduated from Tulane University, magna cum laude. While attending college, Tracey was the first student member of Tulane University’s mediation services. Tracey is a New York State certified community mediator and has mediated cases at many of New York’s community mediation centers, as well as at the Manhattan Small Claims Court, and at Brooklyn and Manhattan Civil Courts. Tracey has presented on a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution topics and is the author of: Death by Discovery, Delay, and Disempowerment: Legal Authority for Arbitrators to Provide a Cost-Effective and Expeditious Process, 17 Cardozo J. Of Conflict Resolution 155 (2015). AAA’s Administrative Review Counsel, Corporate Counsel Magazine November 2014, at 29, Judicial Approaches to the Amount-in-Controversy Requirement for Diversity Jurisdiction in Arbitration Cases, Disp. Resol. J., Nov. – Jan. 2010, at 20, Federal Court Developments FAA Discovery Narrowed, Disp. Resol. J., Feb. – Apr. 2009, at 5, Permission Plus: Reaching the Pareto Optimal Guideline for Contingency Fees in Mediation, 5 J. Am. Arb. 1 (2006).