Gleason Alvarez ADR

About Erin Gleason Alvarez

Erin Gleason Alvarez

Erin Gleason Alvarez is an arbitrator, mediator, and negotiation consultant.  She is a member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Panel, the CPR Institute Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, and Resolute Systems New York and National Mediation Panels. 


As tribunal chair, sole arbitrator, emergency arbitrator, and mediator, Ms. Gleason resolves the following types of disputes:


Business and Commercial:  Corporate dissolution matters; Various breach of contract matters (including claims relating to franchise agreements; purchase agreements; financial instruments; master services agreements and related statements of work; consumer contracts; business broker agreements);    Business partner and joint venture disputes relating to obligations, funding, payments, and employment issues; Corporate breach of fiduciary duty actions by shareholders; Investor / investee(founder) disputes; Trademark infringement action among former business partners


Insurance Coverage: Commercial general liability; Residential property damage; Construction defect (commercial & residential property); Medical malpractice; Personal injury; Payor/provider disputes between hospitals and health insurance companies


Entertainment: Breach of contract (including personal service agreements and partnership - production agreements)


Employment: Breach of employment agreements; Wrongful termination


Ms. Gleason holds a Master of Laws degree from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.  Her Master’s thesis, “International Arbitral Appeals, What Are We So Afraid Of?” was published by the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal and received the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarship.  She is also co-author and editor of the CPR Institute’s “Mediation Best Practices Guide for In-house Counsel: Make Mediation Work for You.”


Ms. Gleason has spoken at many conferences and special events in and outside of the U.S. relating to arbitration, mediation and negotiation best practices, including events facilitated by the United Nations, the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, ICC, AAA/ICDR, RIMS, CEDR, the NYC Bar Association, the NYS Bar Association, and the ABA.   Her work has been featured by Practical Law, GOOP, Female Founders Collective, Arbitral Women, and on various podcasts.