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Stephanie Cohen

Stephanie Cohen
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders - Non-partners

A Canadian national with more than 15 years’ experience, Stephanie Cohen practises exclusively as an arbitrator, based in New York. Dually admitted to the bars of New York and Ontario, Stephanie regularly serves as tribunal chair and sole arbitrator of international and domestic disputes, while also sitting as co-arbitrator. She was one of the first 30 emergency arbitrators appointed by the ICC.

Before launching her arbitrator practice, Stephanie cultivated specialised arbitration knowledge and procedural skills over a decade with White & Case, where she handled high-value, complex disputes, including matters arising in the energy and construction sectors, among others. As arbitrator, Stephanie has heard cases under a variety of legal systems and arbitration rules (ICC, ICDR/AAA, UNCITRAL, SMA), and involving diverse subjects such as financial services, intellectual property rights, sales and distribution relationships, executive employment and franchise agreements.

Stephanie is active in the arbitration community. She speaks frequently about arbitration, including as faculty for arbitrator training programmes by the ICC, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. She writes about matters of practical and scholarly interest such as cybersecurity, and was a member of the subcommittee that revised the 2014 ICDR Rules.

Leadership positions include executive roles for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (New York branch) and the NYSBA’s dispute resolution section, serving as co-chair of the data security subcommittee of the New York City Bar Association’s international commercial disputes committee, and as advisory board member of the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners. Stephanie is on arbitrator rosters for the ICDR/AAA and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

WWL says: Stephanie Cohen is "an entrepreneurial and courageous independent arbitrator" who excels in international commercial disputes.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

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