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Stephanie Cohen

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Stephanie Cohen is a full-time Canadian arbitrator of international and domestic commercial disputes based in NYC.

Stephanie is an experienced arbitrator recognized in the Chambers Global and USA Guides to International Arbitrators and by peers in Who's Who Legal Arbitration. She is a member of the ICDR/AAA's International and Commercial Panels of Arbitrators, a CPR Distinguished Neutral, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is admitted to practice law in New York and Ontario. 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 has broad experience with complex disputes and diverse legal systems, including cases arising from construction delay on power projects, distribution agreements, 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, toll road concession, shareholder agreements, technology development agreements, and executive employment agreements, among other matters. She is well-known for work on the impact and integration of technology in arbitration, including cybersecurity, and is increasingly asked to serve in cases involving the technology sector. Stephanie trains new arbitrators for the AAA and regularly serves as faculty in other leading arbitrator training courses, including past courses by the ICC, ICDR, CPR, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, New York State Bar Association, and Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. She is a member of the ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group on Cybersecurity in Arbitration, Vice Chair and Chair-Elect of the New York Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the ICDR Publications Committee, and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Stephanie leads the ICC Commission Working Group responsible for revising the Report on Use of IT in International Arbitration.