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Laura A. Kaster

Laura A. Kaster

Appropriate Dispute Solutions

Princeton, NJ, USA


Laura comes to her work as a full-time arbitrator and mediator from a background first as a litigation partner at Jenner & Block and then as Chief Litigation Counsel for AT&T where she also represented AT&T Labs and was responsible for all of AT&T’s arbitrations (including complex insurance matters), IP litigation, and all appeals in complex litigation and employment matters. From 2015-2017, she was the President of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court, the first ADR Inn in the country. She is also a past Chair of the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section and a Co-Editor in Chief of the NYSBA’s journal, Dispute Resolution Lawyer. She is the 2014 recipient of the NJSBA’s Boskey Award for the ADR practitioner of the year. She has served as an arbitrator, including as chair, in complex commercial, telecom, biotech, patent and trademark licensing, partnership and development and family business disputes, and in matters involving the sales of businesses and securities claims. She has served as a mediator in over 200 matters including matters involving 100s of millions of dollars and long-running disputes. She is a fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators. She was a founding member of the executive committee of the NJ Academy of Arbitrators and Mediators and on the Roster of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. She is on the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center List of Leading Technology Neutrals, an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and ICDR, for the International Institute for Prevention and Resolution (CPR) on its telecom, E-Discovery Panel, Technology Panel, New Jersey At Large ADR Panel, and Trademark Panels, and for FINRA. She is a hearing officer for National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM), a member of the Global Panel for the Center on Dispute Resolution (CEDR), and a mediator for the Global Mediation Exchange Center. She is CEDR accredited and an IMI Certified mediator. She is a master mediator for the American Arbitration Association. She has spoken and trained widely for the AAA/ICDR conferences, CCA, PLI, ABA Dispute Resolution Section annual meetings, NJSBA, NJAPM, NYSBA, NJICLE. She is listed as only one of three New Jersey mediators in Who’s Who Legal, Mediation (2016-2017). She is an adjunct professor of ADR at Seton Hall Law School and an organizer of the mediation program and training for the NJ Bankruptcy Courts. She mediates for the New Jersey and New York Commercial courts and is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Committee on Complimentary Dispute Resolution, and its Advisory Committee on Mediator Standards. She has published widely on both arbitration and mediation. She is a co-editor of the CCA’s Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (4th Ed. 2017) and co-author of the chapter on Arbitrating Technology Cases: Considerations for Businesspeople and Advocates in Harrie Samaras (Ed.) ADR Advocacy, Strategies, and Practices for Intellectual Property and Technology Cases (ABA 2017). She has published widely on the topic of diversity in ADR. She graduated from Tufts University with a BA and received her JD magna cum laude from Boston University Law School, where she received the Melville Bigelow award for “the greatest promise as a teacher and scholar of the law”. She is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.
Laura A. Kaster is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it - Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias in Arbitration and Mediation - Securities Arbitration 2018, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Lack of Diversity in ADR—and the Current Beneath, American Inns of Court, The Bencher (March/April 2017) - Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
Implicit Bias Handout - Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
The Lack of Diversity in ADR—and the Current Beneath, The Bencher, March/April 2017 - Securities Arbitration 2018, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it - Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it, Monday, January 29, 2018
Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias in Arbitration and Mediation - Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias in Arbitration and Mediation, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it - Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it, Monday, January 29, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it - Unconscious Bias Towards Women in the Law: How to Recognize it and Rise Above it, Monday, January 29, 2018
Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias in Arbitration and Mediation - Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias in Arbitration and Mediation, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, February 02, 2018, New York, NY
Securities Arbitration 2018, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Privacy and Confidentiality - Arbitrating Commercial Disputes in the United States, Monday, September 24, 2018
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