"Stephanie is absolutely outstanding. She's very detail-oriented, she commands the position of chair very well, she's pleasant to work with and considers the opinions of the wings."- Chambers Global 2023, Band 2
"Stephanie has amazing experience and is a rock solid decision maker." "She is a master of process," "very impressive, strong intellectually and commands authority."- Who's Who Legal 2022 - Thought Leader
"[A]n excellent arbitrator" with "an excellent reputation." She impresses with her "professionalism and dedication to the cases before her."- Who's Who Legal 2023
"She's really vigorous in her intellectual analysis of a problem, methodical, and is someone that parties can really count on to dive in and become a master of the law."- Chambers Global 2023, Band 2
"Stephanie is very strong, measured and smart." "She has a great deal of knowledge and is well respected by colleagues."- Chambers Global 2022
"[V]ery knowledgeable and efficient," "brilliant for tech sector arbitration," and "getting more appointments than arbitrators with decades more experience"- Who's Who Legal 2021
Stephanie has over 20 years of experience specialized in the arbitration of complex commercial disputes. Since 2012, she has practiced exclusively as an arbitrator, serving as tribunal chair, sole arbitrator, and co-arbitrator with arbitrator appointments under rules of the ICC, ICDR, AAA, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, ADR Institute of Canada, and Society of Maritime Arbitrators. She is among the first thirty emergency arbitrators appointed by the ICC and has also served as emergency arbitrator for the ICDR and appellate arbitrator for the AAA. 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. She is a member of the ICDR/AAA's International and Commercial Panels of Arbitrators, a CPR Distinguished Neutral, a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and former Chair of its New York Branch.
Stephanie regularly speaks and writes about arbitration, including as faculty for arbitrator training courses for the ICC, ICDR-AAA, CPR, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, New York State Bar Association, and Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. Most notably, she is Co-Chair for the ICC's Advanced Arbitration Academy for North America and has trained new arbitrators for the AAA since 2019. She is also well-known for her work on technology impacting arbitration procedure. Stephanie recently chaired the Working Group on Information Technology in International Arbitration for the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and is a member of the ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group on Cybersecurity that drafted the Cybersecurity Protocol for International Arbitration. She is also the author of early-pandemic model procedures for virtual hearings and an award-winning article on cybersecurity.
Stephanie's leadership activities include serving as Chair of the International Commercial Disputes Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Stephanie has broad experience with complex disputes and diverse legal systems, including cases involving accounting standards, aircraft equipment contracts, aluminum supply and manufacturing, audio coding for wireless technology, audits, blockchain and distributed ledger technology, construction delay on power projects, cryptocurrency, demurrage, distribution agreements, energy marketing, engineering automation, financial services agreements, fitness facilities and equipment, franchise agreements, gas turbines, hedge funds, insurance coverage (in the coal mining and class action securities contexts), intellectual property licensing, internet marketplace platforms, investment banking, life sciences, LLC operating agreements, loan agreements, maritime law, medical devices, partnerships, patents, placement agents, power project construction, rapid diagnostic testing, real estate investments, retail energy marketing, sales contracts, settlement and indemnification agreements, shareholder agreements, securities laws, toll road concession, technology licensing, development and collaboration agreements, trademark rights, trade secrets, wine and spirits distribution, and wire development technology, among other matters.
Further information about Stephanie's experience and professional activities is available through the downloadable CV and representative matters pages on this website.