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Global Leader

Mediation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Laura Kaster is a deft hand at complex disputes, according to interviewees who commend her profound expertise in IP-related matters.

Biography

Laura is chair of the NYSBA dispute resolution section. From 2015 to 2017, Laura was president of the Justice Marie L Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court. She is also a past chair of the NJSBA dispute resolution section, and a co-editor in chief of the NYSBA’s journal, Dispute Resolution Lawyer. She is the 2018 recipient of the Garibaldi Inn (the first ADR Inn of Court in the US) Richard K Jeydel Award for ADR Excellence and Civility; and the 2014 recipient of the NJSBA’s Boskey Award for the ADR Practitioner of the Year.

She is a co-editor of the CCA Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (fourth edition, 2017); author of a chapter on confidentiality in Arbitrating Commercial Disputes in the United States (edited by David Singer; PLI, 2018); co-author of the chapter “Arbitrating Technology Cases: Considerations for Businesspeople and Advocates”, in ADR Advocacy, Strategies, and Practices for Intellectual Property and Technology Cases (edited by Harrie Samaras).

Laura is accredited by the Center on Dispute Resolution (CEDR), and an IMI-certified mediator; and is listed on the roster of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. She is on the tech list of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center; and is a mediator for the CPR, the Global Mediation Exchange Center and the ICDR. She is a member of the global panel for the CEDR, and a master mediator for the American Arbitration Association. She is a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and a member of its task force on mixed modes.

She is a certified online mediator for Mediate.com.

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