Prominent Arbitrators Form New Organization
Over the summer, 22 experienced commercial arbitrators, retired judges, and academics from across the country came together to form a new national organization. The stated purpose of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA) is to provide a forum to discuss important issues of the profession such as ethics, best practices, and a standard of arbitrator qualifications and performance. Its first annual meeting was held early in November.
Bruce Meyerson, an American Arbitration Association neutral from Phoenix, chair-elect of the ABA's Section of Dispute Resolution and one of the CCA's founding members, said of the new group, "This organization provides an opportunity for leading commercial arbitrators to come together to enhance their skills and establish a standard of excellence in the practice of commercial arbitration."
CCA membership is by invitation only, with current members nominating prospective members. Membership criteria includes substantial experience in commercial arbitration-at least seven years-and the professional regard of other neutrals and counsel. …