The ICDR/AAA's System and International Conflic Management Efficiencies - Part 2, Chapter 2 - AAA Yearbook on Arbitration and the Law - 23rd Edition
Luis M. Martinez is Vice President of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, (ICDR) the international division of the American Arbitration Association, (AAA). He is also the President of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission, (IACAC).
He serves as an integral part of the ICDR's international strategy team and is responsible for international arbitration and mediation business development for the North-East (from Washington, D.C. to Maine, including New York City) and Central and South America.
Mr. Martinez in his capacity as President of the IACAC is responsible for the oversight of its network of arbitral centers throughout the Americas and as the only institution that is expressly included in the Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration conducts numerous arbitration and mediation initiatives throughout the hemisphere aimed at developing the ADR culture.
Mr. Martinez joined the AAA in 1996 as the first attorney hired to staff the newly created ICDR and later served as the ICDR's first director. For the last several years Mr. Martinez worked as the Vice President responsible for the ICDR's international administrative services and prior to that he held the position of a staff attorney for the AAA's Office of the General Counsel before assuming his current position.
Mr. Martinez received a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgian Court College and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law. He has had several articles published on international arbitration and has appeared as a speaker in numerous programs throughout the world. Mr. Martinez is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey. He is fluent in Spanish.
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) is the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA)1 and since its start in 1996 its focus has been on providing international conflict management services for the global business and legal communities. These services include a full range of international alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes administered by multilingual staff applying tried and tested international arbitration and mediation rules. The ICDR administrators are divided into regionally specialized teams where their knowledge of local culture, different legal traditions and linguistic capabilities are important components of the administrative regime.2 This framework provides a level of procedural predictability under the ICDR system and creates in its users an expectation of a quick, efficient and economical ADR process.