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New York Arbitrator & Mediator
Resolving Conflicts, Finding Common Solutions: Gleason Alvarez ADR Mediation Services


Erin Gleason Alvarez

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 com
e 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.

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