Areas of Expertise:
✔ Antitrust ✔ Arts (Fine, Performing)
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Condominiums
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Copyrights
✔ Defamation (Libel & Slander) ✔ Employment
✔ Entertainment ✔ Executive Compensation
✔ Insurance ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ International ✔ Internet
✔ Legal Malpractice ✔ Licensing
✔ Media & Communications ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Partnerships ✔ Professional Fees
✔ Professional Liability ✔ Professional Malpractice
✔ Real Estate ✔ Securities
✔ Shareholder Disputes ✔ Technology
✔ Telecommunications ✔ Trademarks
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes ✔ Trusts/Estates
Mr. Morril's experience covers a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including those concerning transactions and post-closing adjustments, insurance coverage, distribution agreements, joint ventures and partnerships, intellectual property, entertainment and media, technology, telecom and energy. He is experienced in the major institutional rules and as an ad hoc arbitrator. He has been designated to a number of specialty panels on institutional rosters, including the Large and Complex Commercial Disputes and Master Mediator Panels of the AAA/ICDR and the General Counsel, Deal Facilitation and Employment Disputes Panels of CPR.
Prior to becoming a full-time arbitrator and mediator, Mr. Morril was General Counsel of Simon & Schuster, then the world’s largest English-language publisher, and Deputy General Counsel of the global media company ViacomCBS, with television, motion picture and related businesses, as well as the very significant legacy industrial operations of Gulf+Western and Westinghouse Corporation. Mr. Morril was the senior disputes lawyer at ViacomCBS, with responsibility for the world-wide litigation and ADR docket, and managed the 275-lawyer law department. Earlier in his career, he was a law firm litigation partner, worked in public policy, and was a judicial law clerk.
See list of representative matters at morrilADR.com
American Arbitration Association Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices Advanced Arbitration Training Essential Mediation Skills ICDR Advanced Case Management Issues Cybersecurity Bootcamp ICC Master Class for Arbitrators International Arbitration in Latin America Regular attendee and speaker at New York, Miami, other conferences and ICC Institute programs AAA-ICDR-ICC-ICSID Joint Colloquium: The Frontiers of Arbitration ABA Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute New York State Bar Dispute Resolution Section (regular attendee) GAR (Global Arbitration Review) Live Americas (frequent attendee) New York State Bar Dispute Resolution Section Commercial Arbitration Training – attendee and faculty London Court of International Arbitration European Users' Council Symposia (frequent attendee at regional meetings and Tylney Hall sessions ABA Section of Dispute Resolution: (regular attendee) Practicing Law Institute International Arbitration training Speaker on Cybersecurity Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), (regular attendee at Annual Workshops) Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School: Mediating Disputes Workshop
Admitted to practice in New York State
Outstanding Professional Article Award – International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) (for A Call to Cyberarms) Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Best Development in International Arbitration Award 2018 (award to ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration)
Mr. Morril is on the roster of many of the world’s leading arbitral institutions and has been designated to various specialty panels, including those for Large and Complex Commercial Cases, General Counsels and Deal Facilitation. He also has been designated as a Master Mediator. American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration and Specialty Panel Large and Complex Disputes Technology Commercial Mediation Panel AAA Roster Ambassador for the AAA-ICDR Foundation International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) International Chamber of Commerce Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR United States Council for International Business Member, Arbitration Committee Co-Chair, Corporate Counsel Subcommittee London Court of International Arbitration CPR (International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution) - Distinguished Neutral Arbitrator Panel Mediation Panel General Counsels Panel Deal Facilitation Panel (stand-by panel to assist in M&A, joint venture and other transactional negotiations) New York City Bar, Association Sponsored Mediation and Arbitration Among Lawyers FINRA (formerly NASD and NYSE) Court-Annexed Mediation: New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division First Department - Special Master New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division, New York County - Mediator Panel United States District Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York
Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
Mr. Morril is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a Kent Scholar (highest honors) and an editor of the Columbia Law Review. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University.
Publications and Task Forces include: Stephanie Cohen and Mark Morril, A Call to Cyberarms: The International Arbitrator's Duty to Avoid Digital Intrusion, 40 Fordham ILJ 980 (2017) re-published as A Call to Cyberarms: The International Arbitrator's Duty to Avoid Digital Intrusion by Taking Reasonable Cybersecurity Measures, TDM ISSN 1875-4120 (Oct. 2017) Recipient of Outstanding Professional Article Award – International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) WORKING GROUP ON CYBERSECURITY IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION Co-Author of Task Force Report: ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Protocol on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration (2020) Recipient of Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Best Development in International Arbitration Award 2018 ICC Task Forces Arbitration and ADR Emergency Arbitration Consultative Task Force on the Role of In-House Counsel in Dispute Resolution INTERNATIONAL TASK FORCE ON MIXED MODE DISPUTE RESOLUTION College of Commercial Arbitrators, the International Mediation Institute, and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School NYC Bar TASK FORCE ON NEW LAWYERS IN A CHANGING PROFESSION Task Force Chair Report of the Task Force: Developing Legal Careers and Delivering Justice in the 21st Century
Guest lecturer on arbitration topics and professional ethics at various law schools, including Columbia, Fordham and George Washington, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the LLM Program at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.