Lawrence Schaner

Independent Arbitrator at Schaner Dispute Resolution LLC


Lawrence Schaner is an independent arbitrator with over three decades of experience in the resolution of cross-border and domestic business disputes. He is ranked in Band 1 for international arbitrators by Chambers USA and among the world’s “Most in Demand Arbitrators” by Chambers Global. His experience includes administered and ad hoc cases under many rules, including the AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, JAMS, KCAB, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL. He is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has taught a seminar on international arbitration at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law as an adjunct professor since 2010. Until April 2017, he was a partner at Jenner & Block, in Chicago, where he co-founded and co-chaired the firm’s international arbitration practice. He is a co-editor of International Arbitration in the United States (Kluwer Law International 2018) and served from 2013-18 as the editor of Dispute Resolution International, the dispute resolution journal of the International Bar Association. He earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1986 and B.A. from Duke University in 1982. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Cecil F. Poole, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1986-1987). He is a member of the bars of California, Illinois, and New York.

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