Rona G. Shamoon

Rona Shamoon

Rona G. Shamoon is an independent neutral who was formerly a commercial litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and a member of Skadden's International Arbitration Group.  She has served as an arbitrator and as an advocate for parties in international and domestic commercial arbitrations and mediations and has negotiated and drafted numerous dispute resolution provisions in domestic and international contracts. Her publications include  “The CPR Corporate Counsel Manual for Cross-Border Dispute Resolution,” Contributing Editor, 2017; “Arbitration: Factors to Consider,” New York Law Journal (pg. 12), January 22, 2013; “Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Drafting Dispute Resolution Provisions,” Dispute Resolution Journal, May/July 2012 "Limiting and Expanding by Contract Court Review of Arbitral Awards," Mealey's International Arbitration Report, March 2006; "Absence of Consent Trumps Arbitral Economy: Consolidation of Arbitration Under U.S. Law," The American Review of International Arbitration, 2001/Vol. 12 No. 3-4 (2003); and "A Dangerous Expansion of 'Manifest Disregard,'" ADR Currents, Vol 3, No. 4- December 1998. 


Ms. Shamoon graduated cum laude from Barnard College in 1971 and summa cum laude from Pace University School of Law in 1993, where she served as Research and Writing Editor of the Pace Law Review and was the recipient of the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence.  


She has also served as Chair of the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section, as Chair of the NYSBA Sections Caucus, on the NYSBA Membership and CLE Committees, on the Arbitration and ADR Committees of the New York City Bar Association.  Ms. Shamoon also serves on a number of advisory committees for various dispute resolution providers including the National Advisory Committee on Large, Complex, Commercial Cases of the American Arbitration Association and the Arbitration and Program Committees of the CPR International Institute for Dispute Resolution.