Irene C. Warshauer
Co-Chair, Committees on Diversity and Mediation
IRENE C. WARSHAUER
1350 Broadway -
New York , New
Phone: 212.695.1004 Fax: 212.268.3110
• Arbitrator • Mediator
Work History: Law
Office of Irene C. Warshauer 2007-present;Of Counsel, Fried &
Epstein, LLP, 2000-2007; Partner, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.,
1975-99; Associate, Chadbourne & Parke, 1968-75; Officer, New York
State Mental Health Information Service, 1966-68.
Experience Over 35
years experience as a litigator, negotiator, arbitrator, and mediator.
Representation of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 corporate policyholders to
recover insurance coverage for clean up of superfund sites, officers and
directors insurance for securities class actions, fiduciary bond
insurance for theft of corporate assets, etc., involving primary, excess
and umbrella insurance over two billion dollars. The underlying cases
involved chemical, communication, electronics, computers, and steel
manufacture and required knowledge of those industries. Served as
national counsel for asbestos defendants in charge of directing and
coordinating more than 35 local counsel in over 100,000 cases. Total
amounts of damages claimed in the asbestos cases exceeded several
billion dollars. Defense of complex securities claims, including class
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Experience Experienced sole arbitrator,
panel chair, or panel member in over 80 matters involving commercial
business, securities, breach of contract, employment, insurance,
brokerage disputes, franchise related claims, and torts. Arbitration of
large securities related claims and customer broker claims, employment
(wrongful termination), franchise agreements and general commercial
claims. As a mediator
of more than 150 matters, including a class action involving
governmental entities and objecting intervenors, software supply contract with a large investment
banker, distributorship disputes, employment disputes (race, gender and
ADA discrimination and sexual harassment), franchise agreements,
securities (broker dealer, customer and employment matters) and breach
of contract claims. Trainer of
arbitrators and mediators.
Publications and Speaking
“Electronic Discovery in Arbitration: Privilege Issues and
Spoliation of Evidence,” DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, Nov.
2006-Jan. 2007;"The Neutral in Multiple Roles,"ARBITRATION
NOW, ABA 1999; "ADR and
Insurance Coverage Dispute Resolution," U.S. INSURANCE REPORT, 1998; "New YorkCourt Upholds Arbitrators Power to Impose a Punitive Damage
Remedy," ALTERNATIVES, vol. 16, no. 2, February 1998. SPEAKING
ENGAGEMENTS: “Electronic Discovery and Arbitration: A Shortcut
through E-Discovery” Fordham Law School Third
Annual Conference on International Arbitration, June 2008;Mock
Mediation:“Ms. Lotta Talent v. Starstruck
Management Associates” AAA Oct.
2005; Subpeona Issues in
Arbitration-What Arbitrators Should KnowAAA April 2005; “Med-Arb:
Dream Solution or Ethical Nightmare," NYCBar May 2002.
Education University of Michigan (BA, with
distinction-1963); Columbia Law School(LLB, cum laude-1966).