Erin Gleason Alvarez is an independent arbitrator and mediator with nearly 20 years of experience in the arbitration and ADR fields.  She has served as tribunal chair, sole arbitrator, arbitrator in emergency proceedings, and also mediator in cases relating to commercial matters and insurance disputes.  Ms. Gleason is the former Global Head of ADR Programs for AIG.  She holds an LLM in International Arbitration from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University.   

Her credentials include:


  • Member, American Arbitration Association Commercial and Consumer Arbitration Panels

  • Fellow, American Arbitration Association Higginbotham Fellowship Program

  • Member, CPR Institute Panel of Distinguished Neutrals

  • Accredited Mediator, CPR Institute Mediator Training

  • Member, Commercial Division Roster of Neutrals, New York County Supreme Court

  • Member, Roster of Neutrals, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts MedaiteArt Program

Prior to her work for AIG, Ms. Gleason represented clients in commercial and employment matters. She has advised in the defense of securities litigation for financial institutions, handled individual and class employment cases, and negotiated settlement of hundreds of claims through the use of mediation and direct negotiation.

Ms. Gleason is admitted to the New York State Bar and the United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. 

Based in New York, Ms. Gleason is available for appointment in any location.

For additional information on her arbitration practice, please click here.  

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