Edna Sussman is a full time independent arbitrator and mediator and is the Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at Fordham University School of Law. She was formerly a litigation partner at the law firm of White & Case LLP. Ms. Sussman has served as the chair, sole and co-arbitrator in over 200 complex commercial disputes and over 200 complex commercial mediations, both international and domestic, under various institutional rules and ad hoc involving contract interpretation, financing and banking transactions, energy, environment, franchises/distributorships, partnership and joint venture, insurance, mergers/acquisitions, accounting, intellectual property, construction, securities, real estate, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, aviation and professional liability.
Ms. Sussman is a member of the panel of many of the leading dispute resolution institutions including the AAA, ICDR, AAA/ICDR Energy Arbitrators list, CPR, and institutions in Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore, South China, Shanghai, Switzerland, Vienna, Korea, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, British Columbia, Dubai, Lagos and Kigali, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the National Futures Association and is listed by the ICC.
Ms. Sussman serves on mediation panels of federal, state, bankruptcy courts in NYC.
Ms. Sussman serves on the executive committee and as immediate past President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and sits on the Board of the American Arbitration Association. She is the chair of the AAA-ICDR Foundation and is the Vice-Chair of the New York International Arbitration Center. Ms. Sussman is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and certified by the International Mediation Institute.
Ms. Sussman is a former Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the NYS Bar Association and serves as co-editor-in-chief of the NY Dispute Resolution Lawyer. She is a past co-chair of the Arbitration Committees of the American Bar Association's International and Dispute Resolution Sections and served as the chair of the Renewable Energy Committee and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment Energy and Resources. Ms. Sussman served as the chair of the New York City Bar Association's Energy Committee and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Energy Bar Association.
Ms. Sussman has been recognized by Chambers International and Chambers USA for International Arbitration, in the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Mediation and by SuperLawyers and Best Lawyers. She was named as one of the ten outstanding international mediators by Who's Who Legal 2013 and selected as Best Lawyer's "2012 New York City Mediation Lawyer of the Year" and is recognized in Chambers USA for mediation. A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Law School Ms.
Sussman has lectured and published widely on arbitration, mediation, energy and environmental issues.