372 Central Park West
NY, NY 10025
Phone: (212) 961-0668
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ABIGAIL PESSEN

372 Central Park West
New York, New York 10025
(212) 961-0668

EDUCATION

J.D. University of Chicago Law School

B.A. Barnard College

EMPLOYMENT
November 2000 -- Present

Owner, Dispute Resolution Services.

Mediator and Arbitrator of complex business, employment, and family matters.

 Mediator and Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (Large Complex Case Panel, Commercial Panel, and Employment Panel) and FINRA.

Certified Mediator for the International Mediation Institute.

 Mediator for Supreme Court, New York County
Commercial Division.

Mediator for the U.S.District Court, EDNY.

Mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (SDNY and EDNY).

 

1981 – 2000 Seiff Kretz & Maffeo (formerly Scoppetta & Seiff)
Associate 1981-1990, Partner 1990 – 2000
Federal and state court litigation practice concentrating in complex civil litigation.
   
1977 – 1978 Assistant Professor, New York Law School.
Courses taught: Civil Procedure, Federal Courts.
   
1974 – 1975

Associate, Levy, Gutman, Goldberg & Kaplan

 

1972 – 1974 Law Clerk to U.S.D.J. Whitman Knapp, SDNY
MEMBERSHIPS

New York City Bar Association (Litigation Committee,2014 -); Federal Courts Committee, 2009 -2012; Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities, 2005 - 2009; Committee on Labor and Employment 2002 - 2005 ; Committee on the Judiciary, 1999 – 2002, interim member 2003, 2005, 2006; Committee on Family Law, 1997-1999).

New York State Bar Association, member, Dispute Resolution Section; co-chair, Arbitration Committee; past co-chair, Mediation Committee; member, Labor and Employment Section, co-chair, ADR Committee.

ABA, past chair, ADR Subcommittee, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee.  Member, Dispute Resolution Section.

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.

 

PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS

See attached Chronological Listing.
HONORS AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.   Included in Best Lawyers in America for Alternative Dispute Resolution.   Super Lawyer since 2010.   First-Tier rankings from U.S. News for Mediation and Arbitration.
TRAINING

 

 Approx. 130 hours of mediation training from EEOC, Center for Mediation in Law, OCA, and EDNY; approx. 75 hours of arbitration training. Faculty member/coach for training programs conducted by OCA, Assoc. of the Bar, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, NASD, and Cardozo and NYU Law Schools.



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