Stephanie Cohen

Independent Arbitrator

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Stephanie Cohen is a Canadian arbitrator of international and domestic commercial disputes, based in New York City. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Ontario, Canada.

Who's Who Legal (2019) says Stephanie Cohen has a "'great reputation' in the arbitration market as 'a very sharp lawyer with excellent drafting skills.'" The 2018 edition recognized Stephanie among the "most highly regarded" arbitration practitioners aged 45 or under and as an "'entrepreneurial and courageous independent arbitrator' who excels in international commercial disputes."

Stephanie serves as tribunal chair, sole arbitrator, and co-arbitrator, with arbitrator appointments under the ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL, Society of Maritime Arbitrators, and AAA Commercial rules. She has also served as emergency arbitrator for the ICC and ICDR, and is among the first thirty emergency arbitrators appointed by the ICC. Prior to establishing her practice as an arbitrator, Stephanie was Counsel at White & Case LLP in New York, where she was a member of the Firm's pre-eminent international arbitration practice. Stephanie has broad experience with complex disputes and diverse legal systems, including cases arising from construction delay on power projects, financial services agreements, franchise agreements, insurance coverage (in the coal mining and class action securities contexts), intellectual property licensing, aircraft equipment leases and component exchange agreements, demurrage, a toll road concession project, shareholder agreements, and executive employment agreements, among other matters.

Stephanie regularly speaks and writes about arbitration, including as faculty for arbitrator training courses for the ICC, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, New York State Bar Association, and Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. Her most recent article, A Call to Cyberarms--The International Arbitrator's Duty to Avoid Digital Intrusion, was awarded the 2018 CPR Institute Outstanding Professional Article (with co-author Mark Morril).

Stephanie is a member of the ICDR/AAA's International and Commercial Panels of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the ICDR subcommittee that revised the ICDR International Arbitration Rules in 2014. She also serves as a member of the ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group on Cybersecurity in Arbitration, Co-Chair of the Cybersecurity in Arbitration Subcommittee of the International Commercial Disputes Committee of the New York City Bar Association, Co-Chair of the International Dispute Resolution Committee of the NYSBA, Treasurer of the New York Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR's Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings.