Selecting an Arbitrator and Scheduling the Hearing - Chapter 6 - Case Preparation and Presentation: A Guide for Arbitration Advocates and Arbitrators
Rocco M. Scanza and Jay E. Grenig both serve on the American Arbitration Association's labor panel.
Mr. Scanza is an Attorney, Arbitrator and Mediator of labor and employment disputes. He is also the Executive Director of Cornell University's Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, where he teaches courses in workplace alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Scanza was formerly a national Vice President at the American Arbitration Association. He graduated from Queens College in New York City and Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He lives and works in Ithaca, N.Y.
Mr. Grenig is a Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School. He has served as an arbitrator or mediator in over 2,000 labor and employment disputes. A member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, the American Law Institute, and the Order of the Coif, Mr. Grenig is also a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He formerly chaired the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and served as a consultant to the National Commission on Employment Policy. He has written or co-written numerous books and articles.
§ 6:01 GENERALLY
An arbitrator is a person chosen to hear and resolve a controversy between two or more parties.1 Selecting the arbitrator may be the most important decision an advocate can make. Arbitrators are usually selected for their integrity and impartiality as well as for their professional competence and substantive knowledge.
An arbitrator may be selected by the parties or named by an administering organization when the parties are unable to agree on a selection. An arbitrator should be knowledgeable and have significant experience in the subject matter of the dispute. The arbitrator should have the capacity to conduct a hearing fairly and competently, and command respect in the role of an impartial arbitrator.