George Gluck, Esq.
43 West 43rd Street
Suite 69
New York, NY 10036
Hourly Rate $675
Practice 10
Cases Numerous
Languages Hungarian, English
Arbitrator and Mediator, 2001 – Present; Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, 1994 – 2001; International Counsel, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, 1990 – 1994; Attorney, Gluck & Associates, 1985 – 1990; Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, 1982 – 1985; Labaton Sucharow LLP, 1979 – 1982.
IMI Certified Mediator (International Mediation Institute)

Who's Who of Commercial Mediation, 2013 – 2014, 2016

Served as a mediator in domestic and international commercial disputes including: partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, finance; private equity, energy, breach of contract, executive employment, sales, franchise, intellectual property, surety, negotiable instruments, commercial real property development, sovereign immunity, cargo claim, security interests, maritime and torts. Appointed as a mediator for court-ordered mediations in cases pending in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York and United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York.
Mediator for domestic and international disputes including: dispute over put rights in an investment vehicle that constructed and owned a jack-up accommodation rig; fiduciary duty claim against a manager of a Delaware LLC engaged in international power projects; dispute between an international airline and a sovereign state over landing and operation rights; ponzi scheme asset recovery claim by court appointed receiver; dispute between international joint venture partners in connection with the operation and control of a Delaware LLC; claim for breach of representations and warranties by South American investors in connection with the purchase of the Argentinian operations of a consortium of European energy companies; dispute over the terms of a cell tower license agreement; multi-party suit concerning the construction of a gas pipeline; claim relating to a private placement of securities in the United States by a Japanese corporation; dispute involving an attached Swiss bank account of a Central Bank; claim for breach of a Master Electric Supply Agreement; claim by an investment bank for advisory fees relating to M & A transactions; accounting dispute between a telecommunications company and a reseller under a Carrier Services Agreement; claim for breach of a joint venture agreement to develop an electric power plant; a regional bank's claim against a software company for deficiencies in proprietary software; dispute between a foreign State and a municipality involving issues of sovereign immunity; litigation involving a property developer and an insurance company regarding a performance bond obligation; executive’s claim for being fraudulently induced into accepting a position in a media company; claim for breach of a national sales ground transportation agreement; suits involving sexual harassment, age, retaliation, hostile work environment, race discrimination.

Mediation is a process of facilitated negotiation that encourages parties to evaluate whether and on what basis a dispute should be resolved. I view my role as offering parties insight at critical junctures of the process, assisting them in objectively reviewing their respective positions and helping them make informed decisions about whether and how their dispute can be resolved. Based on my 20+ years' of experience as a corporate/international attorney negotiating complex multi-party transactions, I bring to the mediation a solid understanding of the structure and purpose of the underlying agreements and related documents.

I believe that an essential driver for a successful mediation is careful preparation. As such, in advance of the mediation, I normally request a detailed mediation statement from each of the parties, including relevant underlying documents. Prior to the mediation, I also confer with the parties in order to better appreciate the issues and their respective positions. At the mediation, I encourage full participation by party representatives as well as their attorneys. Generally, I start with a facilitative style, moving toward reality testing, which may culminate in an evaluative approach if the parties so request.
Available upon request.
ACE 20 - Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, 2020; AAA ACE 19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019; ACE 18 - Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; AAA-ICDR/ICC/ICSID 34th Annual Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, 2017; College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Conference, 2010-12, 2014-15, 2017-18; AAA-ICDR Council and Columbia Law School Conference: The Future of Arbitration, 2017; AAA/ICDR/ Panel Conference, 2016; ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference: The Past the Present and the Future, 2016; AAA Crossing the Line: New Developments in the Law of Arbitral Jurisdiction, 2015; 18th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day, 2015; AAA The 31st Annual Joint Colloquium, NY, 2014; ICCA Miami 2014 Congress; AAA Managing the arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2013; ICDR/IBA Four Roundtables in Times Square - Putting the Spotlight on International Arbitration on Broadway, 2011; IBA Annual Conference, 2010, 2012-3; ICDR/IBA New York Conference, 2011; U.S. District Court (SDNY) Mediation Training, 2010; AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2010, 2009; ICDR/AIPN, Dispute Resolution in the International Oil & Gas Business, 2010; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards ACE01, 2009; AAA/ICC/ICSID Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, 2008, 2011; ICDR/ICC, The Current State of International Arbitration and a Vision of the Future, 2008; ICDR International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation, 2007; AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2007; 18th Congress, International Congress for Commercial Arbitration, 2006; International Law Association; 72nd Biennial Conference, 2006; ICDR The Common Law/Civil Law Gap: The Issues and How International Arbitrators May Resolve Them, 2006; CPR International Institute, Mediation Training, 2006; AAA International Arbitration Symposium, 2005.
Admitted to the Bar: New York (1981); U.S. District Court: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1981). Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor: Ontario, Canada (1979).
College of Commercial Arbitrators (Fellow); International Arbitration Club of New York; American Bar Association (Section of Dispute Resolution); International Bar Association (Arbitration Committee); Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association (Mediation and Arbitration Committees).
Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto (JD, Law Review-1977); The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (AM, International Affairs-1974); York University, Toronto (BA, Honors, first class-1973); Recipient of the ITT International Fellowship, representing Canada (1973).

"Great Expectations: Meeting the Challenge of a New Arbitration Paradigm", 23 Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 231 (2012)

Co-Author, The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration, Chapter 8, "Discovery" and Chapter 9 "Summoning Nonparty Witnesses", (Juris Press, 4th Ed. 2017)

“Standard Form Contracts: The Contract Theory Reconsidered”, 28 Int’l & Comp. L.Q. 72 (1979).

Numerous publications and speaking engagements in the United States and Europe on international business issues.
$675 Per Hour
Hungarian, English
United States of America, Canada
New York, NY

The AAA provides mediators to parties on cases administered by the AAA under AAA mediation procedures. Mediations that proceed without AAA administration are not considered AAA mediations, even where parties select a mediator who is a member of an AAA mediation roster.