Gerald Aksen

Profession

Attorney, Arbitrator, ADR Neutral

Current Employer

Self-employed

Area of Expertise

Experience

Many years of experience as counsel and arbitrator in domestic and foreign arbitrations in 18 different countries. Also, 30 years as adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law, teaching courses on domestic and international arbitration.

Extensive experience as an arbitrator and mediator. Arbitrator in over 200 cases ranging in value from $1 million to $1 billion. Serves as an arbitrator and mediator with the American Arbitration Association, National Futures Association, International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and under UNCITRAL, ARIAS, BERMUDA FORM and other ad hoc rules, as well as with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Early Neutral Evaluation Program.

Work History

Full time arbitrator, mediator and ADR neutral, 2003 to present; Partner, Thelen Reid & Priest LLP (and predecessor firm Reid & Priest LLP), 1981-2002; General Counsel, American Arbitration Association/attorney and assistant to the President, American Arbitration Association, 1961-1980; Private Practice,1958-60.

Training

Participant in training by the American Arbitration Association, International Chamber of Commerce, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, the Eastern District of New York and the National Futures Association.

Licenses

Admitted to the Bar: New York, 1959; Federal, 1961; U.S. Supreme Court, 1964; U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Ninth, Eleventh and DC Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Awards

2005 recipient of the prestigious D

Associations

Former President, College of Commercial Arbitrators; vice-chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Committee on International Commercial Dispute Resolution, 2000-; (Chairman, Arbitration Committee, 1970-72; Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1993-94); American Bar Association (Member, House of Delegates, 1985-88); Chairman, Section of International Law and Practice, 1982-83).

Education

CCNY (BA-1951); Columbia University (MA-1952); New York University School of Law (LLB-1958).

Publications

Author of numerous publications primarily relating to arbitration issues.

Miscellaneous

Citizenship: United States of America