The author is an arbitrator in Washington, D.C. and is the executive secretary/treasurer of the National Academy of Arbitrators. The author wishes to thank Leslie Seeman, Esq., whose work on antitrust considerations constituted a valuable input.
The Code of Professional Responsibility, adopted jointly by the National Academy of Arbitrators, the American Arbitration Association, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, presently prohibits arbitrator advertising. It states,
C, Responsibilities to the Profession
3. An arbitrator must not advertise or solicit arbitration assignments,
a. It is a matter of personal preference whether an arbitrator includes "Labor Arbitrator" or similar notation on letterheads, cards or announcements. It is inappropriate, however, to include memberships or offices held in professional societies or listings on rosters of administrative agencies.