Vivien B. Shelanski

ADR Training
20 years as ADR Professional; CityBar courses.

Professional Training
Deputy General Counsel, JAMS, 1998 to present Assistant Circuit Executive for Legal Affairs, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1995-1998 Acting Assistant Professor, New York University School of Law, Spring 1995 Assistant Attorney General, New York State Department of Law, Real Estate Financing Bureau, 1992-1995 Litigator, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, and Howard Darby & Levin, 1985-1992 (emphasis on complex contract, business tort, securities and employment matters) Law Clerk, Hon. Milton Pollack, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York, 1984-1985 J.D., with honors, New York University School of Law, 1984 Ph.D., Philosophy of Science, University of Chicago, 1970 A.B., with honors, Bryn Mawr College, 1964

Professional Experience
20 years as ADR professional (mediator, arbitrator); many years as litigator. Please see website for full bio:

ADR Experience
ADR Experience and Qualifications * Commercial - disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, stock valuation, closely-held corporations, and post-acquisition disputes, in industries including financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, software, and entertainment * Employment - individual and multi-party claims of discrimination (gender, race, age, disability, national origin, and sexual orientation), retaliation, and harassment; contractual claims involving executive compensation, severance benefits, and non-compete agreements * Construction - multi-party claims involving various types of structures and issues, including claims of delay, design and work defect, breach of contract, and professional liability * Intellectual Property - trademark, copyright, and trade secret disputes * Securities - fraud claims alleging misrepresentations in offering documents; investor claims against broker-dealers alleging churning, unauthorized trading, suitability, and failure to supervise * Real Property - mortgage fraud claims against private lenders, government entities, and title companies; claims related to cooperatives and condominiums, including disputes among shareholders, boards, managing agents, and lenders

Other Information
**LIMITED AVAILABLITY. PLEASE CONTACT THE ADR ADMINISTRATOR. Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities; Member: Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators, NASD and New York Stock Exchange; U.S. Congress Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel; Panel of Mediators, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; Supreme Court of the State of New York (Commercial Division); Lecturer at New York University School of Law; Publications on legal and science policy issues, including a book, Accident at Three Mile Island, article on assisted suicide and a bibliography of law and science.