A. Rene Hollyer

ADR Training
I have had extensive mediation training in programs given by Federal and State courts in New York and New Jersey and the New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA"), New Jersey State Bar Association ("NJSBA") and New York City Bar Association. I am on the mediator rosters for the U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the New Jersey Superior Court, Civil, the Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division, and the EDNY Sandy panel. I have served for 3 years on the Mediation Advisory Committee for the SDNY. I have received arbitration training from FINRA and have been appointed to FINRA's public arbitrator and Chair panels. I am a member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the NYSBA, served 4 years as Secretary of that Section, and am currently Co-Chair of its Ethics Committee. Likewise, I am a member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the NJSBA former Secretary and current Vice Chair of that Section. I served a 3 year term as a member of the New York City Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and I am currently a member of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Professional Training
I have my law degree from Columbia Law School, a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and my undergraduate degree from Williams College. I am admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey.

Professional Experience
I have extensive experience in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration, and business related law. Upon graduating from law school, I served as Law Secretary to a highly respected Judge in the New Jersey Superior Court, Essex County, Chancery Division. Thereafter, I became associated with the litigation department of a large Manhattan law firm that practiced principally in the area of antitrust, securities and other high end commercial litigation. Later, I was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where I did a wide range of litigation both on the trial and appellate levels. After approximately six years of practice, I established my own firm, and have continued to work in firms bearing my name for more than 25 years. During this period I tried cases in both the State and Federal courts, and have engaged in a broad range of discovery and motion practice in those courts, as well as appeals. I have also participated in Alternative Dispute proceedings, both mediations and arbitrations, conducted through the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and others.

ADR Experience
Since roughly 2009 I have been involved as a mediator in approximately 60 matters assigned by the NJ Superior Court; 32 matters assigned by the SDNY; 5 matters assigned by the NY County Supreme Court, Commercial Division; 1 Sandy mediation; and a hand full of private mediations. I have also served as an arbitrator in FINRA matters.