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Phone: (212) 319-7010


c/o Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, 1345 Ave.of the Americas

New York, NY 10105

Walter Gans


Arbitrator & Mediator,Self-employed

Current Employer:

Arbitration & Mediation

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Licensing
✔ Mergers & Acquisitions ✔ Pharmaceuticals
✔ Sports ✔ Technology

Work History:

Over 40 years of experience in legal profession with emphasis on alternative dispute resolution, international business transactions, management, antitrust, corporate and commercial, legal compliance, and ethics. ADR Experience: As general counsel, directed management and legal department in the use of ADR processes (including mediation, mini-trial, and arbitration) in a variety of business matters of a $15 billion multinational enterprise. Conducted mediation sessions and directed institutionalized use of alternative dispute resolution. Fellow & former board member, College of Commercial Arbitrators. Member of the AAA


Court of Arbitration for Sport, Training Seminar, Lausanne, 11/01; North American Court of Arbitration for Sport, Technical Training Seminar, LA l/01; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshops, New York, 12/01 and 5/99; Harvard University, Program on Negotiation; various other ADR training.


Admitted to the Bar, New York, 1961.


CPR International Inst. for Conflict Prevention & Resolution AAA / ICDR : Commercial, International & Complex Disputes
ICC Commission on Arbtration


American Bar Association (Antitrust Section; Business Law Section; Dispute Resolution Section; Litigation Section; International Law and Practice Section); International Bar Association; American Foreign Law Association; The Corporate Bar; The American Corporate Counsel Association (New York City Chapter, Board of Directors); Food and Drug Law Institute (Board of Trustees); The Conference Board (Council of Chief Legal Officers); CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution (Executive Committee); Forum for EU-US Legal-Economic Affairs (Mentor Group); ABA Committee of Corporate General Counsel.


Bowdoin College (BA, Comparative Government, with honors-1957); New York University (JD-1961; LLM, Comparative Law-1967).


Saving Time and Money in Cross-Border Commercial Disputes


DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, AAA, 1997; ADR: The Siemens' Experience


DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, AAA, 1996; contributor, ANTITRUST LAW DEVELOPMENTS, second edition, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, 1984; contributor, CORPORATE ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS, Matthew Bender &Co.

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