Vivien B. Shelanski

Professional Training
Background and Education * 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

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