Edna Sussman of Scarsdale (SussmanADR LLC) is a past section chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association.Sussman received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and earned her law degree from Columbia Law School.Sussman is a full-time arbitrator and mediator, the principal of SussmanADR LLC, and the Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at Fordham University School of Law. As an arbitrator and mediator, she has successfully handled more than 150 complex disputes in many business settings, including matters involving disputes concerning contract interpretation, financing and banking transactions, franchises, insurance, mergers/acquisitions, accounting, energy, environment, intellectual property, securities, real estate, antitrust, professional liability, bankruptcy and employment. She was formerly of counsel to the firm of Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney LLP and a partner of White & Case LLP.A 26-year member of the State Bar, Sussman is a member of the Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Municipal Law, Commercial and Federal Litigation, and Environmental Law sections. Within the Dispute Resolution Section, Sussman most recently served as chair-elect and chaired the Committee on Publications.Within the American Bar Association, Sussman is co-chair of the Arbitration Committee of the Section of Dispute Resolution and vice-chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA's Section of International Law. She chaired the New York City Bar's Energy Committee and the Energy Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. She serves as a director on the boards of the American Arbitration Association and of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.Sussman served on Mayor Bloomberg's New York City Panel on Climate Change and as co-chair of the Business Sector Committee of the Westchester County Global Warming Task Force. She received a 2008 Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 for her work.