Edna Sussman is an independent arbitrator and mediator and is the Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at Fordham University School of Law.
She was formerly a litigation partner at the law firm of White & Case LLP. Ms. Sussman has served as the chair, sole and co-arbitrator in over 300 complex commercial disputes and over 200 complex commercial mediations, both international and domestic, under various institutional rules and ad hoc. Ms. Sussman is a member of the panel of many of the leading dispute resolution institutions around the world.
Ms. Sussman is the former and founding chair of the AAA-ICDR Foundation, a position she held from 2015 - 2020 She is the former Chair of the New York International Arbitration Center and sat for many years on the Board of the American Arbitration Association. She is a past President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and certified by the International Mediation Institute. She is a past co-chair of the Arbitration Committees of the ABA’s International and Dispute Resolution Sections and served as the chair of the Renewable Energy Committee and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA’s Section of Environment Energy and Resources.
Ms. Sussman is a former Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and serves as co-editor-in-chief of the NY Dispute Resolution Lawyer. Ms. Sussman has lectured and published widely on arbitration, mediation, energy and the environment. She received her B.A. from Barnard College and her J.D. from Columbia University.