The American Arbitration Association (AAA), the world's leading provider of conflict management and dispute resolution services, announced the election of Judith Freedberg, Director of Professional Programs at Miami Law where she coordinates the newly-established international arbitration program, to its Board of Directors.
"It is an exceptional honor to have been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association," said Freedberg, "and I look forward to being involved in their many-faceted services ranging from their Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation program in Florida to the administration of international commercial arbitration."
Freedberg previously served as General Counsel for the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague from 1997 to 2007. She also served as head of the Department of International Commercial Arbitration at T.M.C. Asser Institute for International Law at The Hague. She has taught at Utrecht University, VU Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit), and Leiden University, among others and has served as Managing Editor of the ICCA publications, Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration and ICCA Congress Series.
The global leader in conflict management since 1926, the American Arbitration Association is a not-for-profit, public service organization committed to the resolution of disputes through the use of arbitration, mediation, conciliation, negotiation, democratic elections and other voluntary procedures. In 2010, 143,349 cases were filed with the Association in a full range of matters including commercial, construction, labor, employment, insurance, international and claims program disputes. Through 30 offices in the United States, Mexico, and Singapore, the AAA provides a forum for the hearing of disputes, rules and procedures and a roster of impartial experts to resolve cases.