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.