Erin Gleason Alvarez is an independent arbitrator and mediator. She acts as tribunal chair, sole arbitrator, emergency arbitrator and mediator in cases relating to commercial and insurance matters - from coverage disputes to securities and corporate dissolution issues. Please click here for additional practice information.  

Ms. Gleason is the former Global Head of ADR Programs for AIG, where she was responsible for overseeing mediation and arbitration best practices and strategies across the organization from 2007 through 2017.  During this time, she also provided advice to state agencies on the development of mass disaster protocols following events in the United States impacting insurance coverage, business interruption, and claims resolution procedures.

Prior to her work in-house, Ms.Gleason served as a litigator and represented hundreds of parties in direct negotiation and mediation of employment and commercial disputes. She also acted as an advocate in litigated class actions relating to securities, corporate governance, banking, and labor and employment.

Her credentials include:


  • Member, American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel

  • 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

  • Fellow, American Arbitration Association Higginbotham Fellowship Program

  • LLM (International Arbitration), Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law

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 visit this site's Arbitration Practice page, LinkedIn, or you may download Ms. Gleason's curriculum vitae.