ADR Systems

Neutrals

Amy Rothstein, Esq.

New York

Amy Rothstein, Esq. is a skilled mediator and arbitrator with a 40-year legal career and extensive experience in commercial, securities and employment disputes. Her mediation style is a blend of facilitative and evaluative methods. She begins each hearing with a facilitative approach and, depending on the needs of the parties and counsel, usually becomes more evaluative as the hearing proceeds. Her experience representing opposite viewpoints in diverse subject areas in both arbitration and litigation contributes to her ability to see both sides of a dispute and to help parties do the same.

Types of Cases Resolved

  • Contract
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Fraud
  • Government
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership Dispute
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
  • Tax

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • 40-year legal career, including as a Founder and Partner of Salerno & Rothstein, 2014-present; Of Counsel for Mediation & ADR, Litigation, Internal Investigations, and Corporate Compliance at Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack, 1997-2013; Deputy Chief of Investor Protection and Securities Bureau for New York State Department of Law, 1990-1995; Assistant General Counsel, Gruntal & Co., Inc., 1988-1990; Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division, United States Attorney’s Office, S.D.N.Y., 1984-1988; Staff Attorney at The Legal Aid Society, 1974-1984; Litigation Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, 1972-1974
  • Facilitator/Trainer, mediation courses given by the New York City Bar Association; Commercial Division, New York Supreme Court, New York County; New York State Department of Law; New York City Law Department; Columbia, NYU and Fordham Law Schools
  • Arbitration Training, FINRA, 1996; AAA, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
  • Mediation Training. includes AAA Advanced Mediator Training: The Extent (or Limit) of Mediator Influence to Effect Settlement (September 2012); 2009 ACR of Greater New York Conference – International Mediation, Hybrid Processes and the Shifting Roles of Neutrals, Are Mediator Skills Enough?; 2008 ACR of Greater New York Conference –  The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Neutrals, Risk Analysis for Commercial Mediators, Ethical Obligations for Neutrals; Creating Settlement Opportunities at Pre-Mediation Conferences, Eastern District of New York (February 2008); Avoiding Litigation About Mediation, Eastern District of New York (October 2006)

Representative Cases

  • Special Master for Hon. Eileen Bransten; Richard B. Lowe III; Hon. Karla Moskowitz; Hon. Beatrice Shainswit; Justices, Commercial Division, New York Supreme Court, New York County
  • Hearing Referee for the New York State Financial Services Department’s Liquidation Bureau

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Mediator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Mediator, District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • Mediator, Commercial Division, New York Supreme Court, NY County
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association Committee on Arbitration and ADR
  • New York City Bar Association Committees on Arbitration, ADR
  • Association for Conflict Resolution

Presentations and Publications

  • Guest Lecturer, New York University School of Law; Brooklyn and Pace Law Schools (in complex litigation, appellate advocacy, and negotiation)
  • “Before the Beginning: Conversations With Your Mediator,” New York Law Journal, p. 4
  • “Mock Arbitrations: A New Kind of ‘Jury’ Research,” New York Law Journal, p. 4
  • Co-Author, “Court-Annexed Mediation Programs in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York: The Judges’ Perspective,” report of the Committee on Federal Courts of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • “The New York County Lawyers’ Association Report of the Committee on Federal Courts on Pro Hac Vice Admissions to the Federal Courts,”169 F.R.D. 390, cited by the Joint Committee of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in Support of deletion of Local General Rule 3(a)

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., Boston University, magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • New York State Bar

We were pleased with the outcome of our settlement, and with the efforts put forth by Judge Bronstein.  It was a marathon session, but Judge Bronstein worked with both clients and urged us to be patient until there was sufficient movement towards settlement.  Thanks to Judge Bronstein and ADR Systems.

Steven Gleason, Esq.Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo