GLEASON ALVAREZ ADR
With over 20 years of experience in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), I bring my passion for mediation and conflict resolution to every case, empowering individuals and organizations to achieve lasting solutions.
As a clinical professor, I take great joy in working with students to advance the practice of mediation.
I’ve worked on all sides of disputes - as a litigator, in-house counsel, and now as mediator. This informs the way I approach every case - with a keen understanding of how each role feels and to use my experience to best help the parties find solutions.
I started taking cases as a mediator in 2005, while I was working on my LLM at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, at Pepperdine University School of Law.
After earning my LLM in dispute resolution, I went on to lead one of the largest corporate ADR programs, piloting online mediation in 2015 and quantifying the savings associated with mediated cases.
For years, I plotted my pivot to work as a mediator. I started my practice in May of 2017 and received my first mediation within two weeks (before I had even launched!). To date, I’ve received over 100 mediation appointments.
While many of my cases come to me directly, I am honored to serve on the the following mediation panels:
Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of CPR Dispute Resolution Services
American Arbitration Association Mediation Panel
Resolute Systems New York and National Mediation Panels
In my six years as mediator, I have received the following honors based on my work:
In 2022, the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, First Department, appointed me to serve as a Special Master for the court.
Based on client reviews, I am consistently recognized as a top commercial mediator globally by Who’s Who Legal.
I am certified by the New York State Unified Court System ADR Office to conduct mediator certification training programs.
I am honored to serve as the Director of the Mediation Practicum and the Amelia A. Gould Representation in Mediation Clinic at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University. In the Practicum, I teach students the art of working as a mediator. The Representation in Mediation Clinic allows me to work directly with students in developing their mediation advocacy skills.
Previously, I taught the “Managing Litigation and Conflict for Corporations and Organizations” course for J.D, M.B.A. and L.L.M. students at my alma mater, the Straus Institute.