Steven R. Pounian

ADR Training
He completed the Eastern District of New York Advanced Arbitration Training Program in 2001 and the Southern District of New York CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Mediation Training Program in 1999.

Professional Training
JD NYU 1980; BA Magna Cum Laude Georgetown University 1977.

Professional Experience
He has handled numerous tort cases with a specialty in aviation mass disaster and commuter, military and general aviation cases. He has been appointed and served on Plaintiffs' Committees in a series of multidistrict litigation cases involving mass aviation disasters. Admitted to Bar: New York United States Supreme Court United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth and D.C. Circuits United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

ADR Experience
He has served as a court appointed mediator in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and as a court appointed arbitrator in the Eastern District of New York.

Other Information
He was elected and served as Chair of the Aviation and Space law Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS); Chair of the Trial Techniques Committee of ABA TIPS and has also served as a Vice-Chair of the Litigation Committee of ABA TIPS. He writes a regular column on Aviation Law for the New York Law Journal and has delivered several papers and given lectures at numerous national, state and local conventions and institutes sponsored by the ABA, New York State Bar, and other legal groups. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers.