The Business of ADR: Program and Networking Event


The Business of ADR: Program and Networking Event

Start 06/28/2023 - 6:00 PM
End 06/28/2023 - 8:00 PM

This is a hybrid (in-person and webinar) program. Be sure to select the correct registration option when you are registering.



Recently, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has become the preferred method to resolve disputes, both expeditiously and more cost effectively, rather than engaging in litigation. This has led many attorneys and alternative dispute professionals to think about opening their own ADR practices.




What does it really take to run an ADR business?


Hear from our panel of experts as they discuss what is involved in the business of ADR — from multiple perspectives. After the presentations, there will be time for a question and answer session with our live and virtual audiences, followed by a networking reception where live attendees can mingle with our speakers and fellow attendees.


This is one program no ADR professional can afford to miss!!!


Program: 6:00 PM — 7:15 PM


Networking Reception: 7:15 PM — 8:00 PM


About our Panelists:


Jeffrey Zaino is Vice President of the Labor, Employment and Elections Division of the American Arbitration Association in New York. He oversees the operations, business development and panel of arbitrators for the Labor and Employment Arbitration caseloads in New York.


Theo Cheng is an independent, full-time arbitrator and mediator, focusing on commercial, intellectual property, technology, entertainment, and employment disputes, including breach of contract and negligence actions, trade secret theft, employment discrimination claims, wage-and-hour disputes, and IP infringement contentions. Mr. Cheng has been appointed to the rosters of the American Arbitration Association, the CPR Institute, Resolute Systems, the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s List of Arbitrators and Mediators, and the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center’s List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals. He is also a AAA Master Mediator Panel. Mr. Cheng is an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School.


Chris Fladgate is Managing Partner at GS2Law PLLC, an International Boutique Law Firm. He has over 20 years experience with a practice focused on alternative dispute resolution and litigation in the fields of construction law, intellectual property and general commercial disputes. He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator on numerous panels and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In addition, Chris serves as Co-chair of NYCLA’s ADR Committee.




Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA’s ADR Committee


Program Chair and Moderator: Nelson Timken, Principal Law Clerk, New York State Unified Court System, Co-chair, NYCLA’s ADR Committee


Student Chair: Austin LaBorwit, ADR Student, New York Law School, Member, NYLS Dispute Resolution Team, First Runner-Up, 18th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition 2023, Paris, France.


Faculty: Jeffrey Zaino, American Arbitration Association; Theo Cheng, Esq., Chris Fladgate, GS2 Law PLLC, Co-Chair, NYCLA’s ADR Committee



1.5 NY Credits: 1.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 1.5 NJ Credits: 1.5 General



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In-person attendees: This program will be available in person. The location is at NYCLA 111 Broadway, 10th Fl, New York, NY 10006

Webinar Link: After completing the checkout, you will receive a separate email with webinar access instructions. That email will arrive closer to the program start time. If you are still waiting to receive an access email 30 minutes before the program, please email

Course Materials: We will email the link to download course materials 30 minutes before the program starts.

CLE Certificates (if applicable): After verifying your attendance, we will add your certificate to the “Download CLE Certificates” page, which you can access from your “My Account” page.

Member $25
Non-member $40
NYCLA ADR Committee $15
Student/Non-Lawyer (No CLE) Free

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