Practice Overview

Erin Gleason Alvarez serves as sole arbitrator, emergency arbitrator and as chair of tripartite panels. The arbitrations she has presided over have involved complex commercial and business disputes including securities, shareholders, corporate dissolution, breach of contract, and insurance issues.


Ms. Gleason is recognized and respected for her contributions to the field of arbitration.  She is a highly sought-after speaker and frequent lecturer on arbitration process management, efficiency in arbitration, arbitrator practice development, the necessity for diversity in arbitration.


Please click here for additional information on Ms. Gleason’s thought leadership in arbitration. 

New York Office

Commercial Disputes

Experience as Arbitrator:

Dissolution. Breach of contract. Breach of fiduciary duty. Fraud. Commercial contract disputes relating to financial transactions, commercial property, employment, and insurance. Asset management issues. Shareholder rights. Breach of trust. Breach of fiduciary duty. Fraud.


Prior Experience:

Transactional advice and review. Governance. Mergers & Acquisitions. Divestitures.  International commercial transactions. Collateralized debt obligations. Mortgage backed securities. Corporate governance.

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Insurance Disputes

Experience as Arbitrator:

Commercial coverage. Professional malpractice. Property. Health and hospitals. Indemnification. Consumers.


Prior Experience: 

First and third party disputes. Commercial general liability. Bermuda forms. Construction. Construction defect. Workers' compensation. Subrogation. Cyber liability. Risk management. Policy language.

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Emergency Matters

Experience as Arbitrator:
Breach of contract. Shareholder meetings. Commercial property dispute.

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