Joel Davidson is a 1975 graduate of Fordham Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Law Review. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Law School and teaches Arbitration. He was an Associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel from 1975 to 1984 and Senior Counsel at Prudential Securities from 1984 to 1988. He served as a Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President at PaineWebber (now UBS Financial Services). In 1999, Joel founded the Law Offices of Joel E. Davidson. In 2003, he joined with Sandra Grannum to form Davidson & Grannum, LLP. He retired from the firm at the end of 2011. He has extensive commercial arbitration, mediation and litigation experience, including securities, class actions and accountants' malpractice actions, unfair competition cases and litigation involving not-for-profits. He has tried numerous securities and employment related arbitrations, and defended clients in many FINRA and SEC inquiries and disciplinary actions and argued before federal courts of appeal Joel has had significant involvement in many complex mediations, both as advocate and as a mediator. He is a former member of the NASD (n/k/a FINRA) National Arbitration and Mediation Committee and of the Board of Editors of the Securities Arbitration Commentator. He has served on the Arbitration and ADR Committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is currently co-chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section's subcommittee on Mediator Quality Assurance. He has written several articles on securities arbitration and mediation issues and has lectured at many SIFMA conferences, at ABA meetings and at PLI sessions and served as an NASD arbitrator. He has guest lectured at Fordham Law School, St. John's Law School and Albany Law School arbitration courses. He is scheduled to speak at the Practicing Law Institute's Securities Arbitration 2012 in August, 2012. Joel is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.