Rona G. Shamoon

Rona Shamoon

Rona G. Shamoon is a litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and a member of Skadden's International Arbitration Group.  She is a member of the Commercial Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association.  Ms. Shamoon has served 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 "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 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 served on a number of advisory committees for various dispute resolution organizations 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, and has given numerous workshops on drafting dispute resolution clauses.  In 2009, Ms. Shamoon was a recipient of the Cornerstone Award from the Lawyer's Alliance for her outstanding pro-bono service.   Ms Shamoon is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates and Membership Committee and a Past Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section and was formerly chair of the Section's CLE Committee.  She is also a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.