Elizabeth J. Shampnoi, Esq. is a Director in the Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services Group. She regularly provides litigators, in-house counsel and senior executives with a broad range of business advice concerning cost-effective and timely alternative dispute resolution. Many times this involves identifying which cases are appropriate for mediation or arbitration, proper forum selection, drafting clauses pre-dispute and post-dispute, selecting the arbitrator or mediator, rule interpretation/enforcement and best practices in advocacy. Additionally, Ms. Shampnoi advises counsel in the selection of experts and consultants for a variety of matters, including, but not limited to, commercial disputes, internal and external investigations and business valuations.
Prior to joining SRR, Ms. Shampnoi was an Associate Director at a large, international consulting firm where she advised clients in the selection of experts and consultants; worked with clients to identify emerging issues and trends; developed innovative strategic business initiatives; and prepared tactical responses to market developments.
Before entering consulting, Ms. Shampnoi was an attorney at the law firm of Storch Amini & Munves PC. Her primary areas of practice included complex commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation. She represented individuals, partnerships, corporations and educational institutions concerning disputes involving a variety of issues and industries including breach of contract, defamation, misappropriation, trademark infringement, fraud, real estate, factoring, entertainment and transportation. Ms. Shampnoi’s practice also involved the drafting and negotiating of various types of agreements including confidentiality, non-compete, non-disclosure and employment agreements, as well as domestic and international dispute resolution clauses.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Shampnoi was the District Vice President of the New York region of the American Arbitration Association for several years. She advised advocates, in-house counsel and neutrals concerning all procedural and substantive aspects of domestic and international alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Shampnoi has spoken extensively on the subject of alternative dispute resolution and conducted numerous arbitration and mediation training seminars.
Ms. Shampnoi is admitted to the bar in the States of New York and Connecticut as well as the United States Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States District Court of Connecticut. She has served as a board member for the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and the New York State Dispute Resolution Association and she was named a Rising Star in Dispute Resolution by Super Lawyers in 2011.