Michele S. Riley

ADR Training
Select Trainings only: AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2016; NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section Fall Meeting, 2015; ABA Dispute Resolution Section Mediation Series, 2015; SDNY Employment Law Training for Mediators, 2014; ABA Dispute Resolution Section 15th Annual Spring Conference, 2013; AAA Advanced Mediator Training Series: The Extent (or Limit) of Mediator Influence, 2013; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Accelerated Route to Fellowship- International Arbitration, 2012; AAA Advanced Mediator Training Series: Managing the Dynamics of a Multi-Party Case, 2012; ABA Dispute Resolution Section 14th Annual Spring Conference, 2012; 2nd Asian Mediation Association Conference, 2011; AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2010; Fordham Law School Fifth Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation, 2010; 5th Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute, 2010; AAA Training on How to Manage Your Arbitration, 2009; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Chairperson Training, 2008.

Professional Training
B.A., Rutgers University (Douglass College); M.A., Yale University; J.D., Georgetown University; Professional Certificate in Dispute Resolution, New York University, Center for Finance, Law, and Taxation.

Professional Experience
Independent Mediator and Arbitrator, 2001-Present; Adjunct Faculty, Columbia University, (i) International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, 2006-Present, and (ii) Master's Degree Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, 2010-Present; Of Counsel, O'Sullivan Graev & Parabell, LLP (now O'Melveny & Myers LLP), 1998-00; General Counsel, Toyota Motor Corporate Services of North America, Inc., 1992-97; Associate, Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt, Maynard & Kristol (now Ropes & Gray LLP), 1984-91; Foreign Associate, Nagashima & Kojima, 1982-84; Foreign Associate, Sato & Tsuda, 1981-82; Associate, Layton & Sherman (now Jones Day), 1979-81.

ADR Experience
Arbitrator and mediator of commercial business disputes, handling disputes in all aspects of commercial law including contracts, financings, securities, employment, real estate, distributor/franchising, and consulting arrangements. Member of the AAA National Roster of Neutrals, serving on its Panel of Mediators. Appointed to the Banking, Accounting and Financial Services, Cross-border Disputes, Franchise, and New York City Panels of Distinguished Neutrals of the International Institute of Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). Actively serves as an arbitrator for FINRA, and as a mediator for the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the NYS Supreme Court, Commercial Division, New York County. Also serves as an arbitrator and mediator of attorney-client fee disputes under the NYS Unified Court System Part 137 Program.

Other Information
Past Co-chair of Commercial Section, Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR); member of the ABA DR Section; member of New York City Bar. Speaking engagements include: Ethical Issues in Closing the Deal, Florida Mediation Institute Annual Mediation Program, Orlando, FL, 2011; Transforming the Landscape of Resolving Franchise Disputes by Mediation, 2nd Annual Asian Mediation Association, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2011; Mediation: Closing the Deal!, NYC Bar, New York, NY, 2010; Cross-Cultural Communication, International Day, ACR 9th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2010; Mediating Globally: the Impact of Culture on Mediation, 1st Annual Asian Mediation Association, Singapore, 2009; Mediating Globally: the Impact of Culture on Mediation, ABA DR Section 11th Annual Conference, New York, NY, 2009; Ethical Considerations in Mediation, Asia Pacific Mediation Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2008.