Kenneth Andrichik is Senior Vice President - Chief Counsel and Director of Mediation and Strategy, FINRA Dispute Resolution. Mr. Andrichik began his career in 1980 in the Surveillance and Anti-Fraud Divisions of FINRA (formerly NASD). Between 1985 and 1990, he opened and managed the Midwest Regional Arbitration Office for FINRA. In 1990 he became the Deputy Director of the Arbitration Department, responsible for the operation of the largest dispute resolution forum in the securities industry. In 1995, Mr. Andrichik developed the first full-scale mediation program in the securities industry and became the Director of Mediation. Since 1999, he has led FINRA's initiatives to expand dispute resolution services internationally and to explore strategies to promote new business opportunities for dispute resolution. He has spoken extensively on securities arbitration and mediation, conducted arbitrator and mediator training seminars around the country, and published several articles on securities dispute resolution. He chaired the New York City Bar Association Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mr. Andrichik served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Conflict Resolution's Greater New York Chapter and is currently a member of the CPR Institute's National Task Force on Diversity in ADR. He earned his degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and his law degree from Loyola University in Chicago.