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MEMBER PROFILE: Steven Skulnik
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Steven Skulnik
Practical Law / Thomson Reuters
Three Times Square
New York, NY 10036

Tel: (646) 223 9776
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Calendar Last Updated: 18 Feb 18


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Serving the following regions of New York:
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Steven Skulnik has substantive case experience in the following areas:
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Steven Skulnik has experience in the following areas of Family Law:
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Biographical Notes:
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Mr. Skulnik's law practice focused on litigation and arbitration matters.  He previously was counsel at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP and a partner at Pavia & Harcourt LLP. Mr. Skulnik is a Senior Arbitration Editor at Practical Law (Thomson Reuters).

Representative Matters

As an arbitrator:

Chairman of the tribunal in a dispute between an educational testing service and software developer (AAA arbitration).

Chairman of the tribunal in a dispute over hotel franchise agreement (AAA arbitration).

Chairman of the tribunal in a dispute between a food manufacturer and its multi-unit franchisee (AAA arbitration).

Chairman of the tribunal in a dispute between a compiler of data on recycled automobile parts and manufacturer of automobile part information systems (AAA arbitration).

Chairman of the tribunal in a dispute between parties who owned the same trademark in different territories over the reasonableness of termination of a license agreement (AAA arbitration).

Sole arbitrator in a dispute between a buyer and seller of commercial real property in Europe (ICDR arbitration).

Sole arbitrator in a dispute between a photographer’s representative and a photographer (AAA arbitration).

Sole arbitrator in a dispute over “Fair market value of distribution rights” under New York’s Alcohol Beverage Control Law (AAA arbitration).

Sole arbitrator in a dispute between investment banker and his former employer (AAA arbitration).

Sole arbitrator in a dispute over termination of Medicare Advantage provider agreement (AAA arbitration).

Sole arbitrator in a dispute between a local exchange carrier and a telecommunications billing aggregator over indemnity relating to consumer class action (AAA arbitration).

Co-arbitrator in a patent license dispute (AAA arbitration).

Co-arbitrator in a dispute under a janitorial services contract for NHL hockey arena (AAA arbitration).

Co-arbitrator in a dispute involving a license agreement between a software developer and an insurance company (AAA arbitration).

Co-arbitrator in a warranty dispute concerning a large cabin business jet  (AAA arbitration).

Co-arbitrator in a dispute between members concerning removal of a manager and derivative claims against the removed manager (AAA arbitration).

Co-arbitrator in a dispute brought by a fifty percent member of an LLC brought derivatively on behalf of the LLC against trademark licensor (AAA arbitration).

As a mediator:

In a dispute between two technology integration firms.

In a royalty dispute in a fashion license.

In a dispute over website design.

In a dispute between a hotel owner and its manager.

In a dispute over a sales commission plan between employee and company that provides treasury services to hedge funds.

In a dispute over restrictions on insider's on sale of company stock.

ADR training: AAA Developments in Arbitration Law: Practice Focused Cases, 2017; AAA-ICDR Council and Columbia Law School Conference: The Future of Arbitration, 2017; Motion Practice Under AAA Rules – What You Need to Know, 2017; Out of Sight, Out of Mind:  What You Need to Know about Preventing and Arbitrating Business-to-Business (“B2B”) Data Breaches, 2017; AAA Exploring Critical Issues in Arbitration, 2016; AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2016; CPR Annual Meeting, The Dispute Resolution Divide: Harmonizing Global Approaches, 2016; AAA, Get a Grip! Wrangling the Mediation Process to Improve Your Chances of Success in Multi-Party Disputes 2015; AAA, Society, Commerce and Dispute Resolution:Goals for Justice and Trade 2015; AAA Webinar, Show Me the Money: The Effective Presentation of Damages in Arbitration Versus Litigation, 2015; AAA/ICDR Webinar, ICDR Awards and Commentaries: Just How Different Is International Arbitration Than Domestic Arbitration?, 2015; AAA/ICDR Seminar, What Makes  International Arbitration Different?, 2014; AAA Webinar, Making the Most of Mediation, 2014; Arbitral 999/911: Emergency Relief for Problems That Will Not Wait, 2013; AAA Webinar, Managing the Costs of Exchanging ESI, 2013; AAA Webinar, What's a Respondent Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Confronting Arbitrability and Jurisdiction Issues in Arbitration, 2013; AAA Advanced Mediator Training Series: The Extent (or Limit) of Mediator Influence to Effect Settlement, 2012; AAA Webinar, How to Become a More Innovative Neutral or Advocate: Applying Cutting Edge Innovation Management Techniques to Your ADR Practice, 2012; AAA Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing, 2011; AAA Webinar, Arbitrator Boundaries: What are the Limits of Arbitrator Authority?, 2011; AAA Webinar, How International Arbitration Techniques Can Benefit Domestic Arbitration, 2010; AAA Webinar, Electronic Discovery in Arbitration: What You Need to Know, 2010; CPR Annual Meeting, Global ADR: The New Reality, 2010; Practicing Law Institute, Choosing the Place of Arbitration: Geneva, London, New York, Paris, Zurich & Mock Session: Section 1782 and International Arbitration, 2009; AAA Ask & Answer: Arbitration, 2008; Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution's 10th Annual Symposium: Whither Arbitration, 2008; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties (ACE002), 2007; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2006; ICDR, The Common Law-Civil Law Gap: The Issues and How International Arbitrators May Resolve Them, 2006; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2005; New York Commercial Division Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Mediation Workshop, 2005; AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (ACE003), 2004; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2003; AAA Arbitrator Update, 2002; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 2000.

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  • Brandeis University (BA, Economics-1980)
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD-1983)

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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New York State Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section, Arbitration Committee Co-chair), New York City Bar Association (Arbitration and International Commercial Disputes Committees), Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center, the International Arbitration Club of New York, and the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC).

Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers®  2012-17.

Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association
Panel of Arbitrators of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
Panel of Arbitrators of Federal Arbitration (FedArb)
Panel of Mediators of the American Arbitration Association (
Court-appointed mediator for the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York
Court-appointed mediator for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Rates: $550 per hour for: • Arbitration hearing. • Mediation session. • Study time. No charge for travel time.
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