Stephen S. Strick, Esq.
366 Madison Avenue
Third Floor
New York, NY 10017
Daily Rate $5,000
Current Stephen S. StrickADR (US & International)
ADR Chambers (Singapore)
Practice 12
Cases 24
Languages Italian, French
Stephen S. StrickADR (US & International)
ADR Chambers (Singapore)
Principal, StrickADR Arbitration & Mediation Services ADR Chambers Commercial Arbitration and Mediation; 2001 – Present; General Counsel/CEO Subsidiary Cerulean Digital (Aerospace and Technology including Patent Prosecution), Dynacs Inc. (and predecessor companies), 1994 – 2001; Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Art & Commerce, 1989 – 1994; Key Senior Executive (Production, Financing and Distribution of Motion Picture and Television Programming), DEG/Dino DeLaurentiis Corp., 1982 – 1989; Business Affairs (Production and Acquisition of Motion Pictures and Television Programming), Home Box Office, Inc., 1980; Attorney, Loeb & Loeb (predecessor firm), 1977 – 1980; Attorney (Business Affairs, Production, Financing and Distribution of Theatrical Motion Pictures), United Artists Corporation, 1975 – 1977.
Served as a mediator in the following types of cases: (1) Involving celebrity endorsement licensing agreement - valuation of license in view of unauthorized web use of licensed name and likeness. (2) Motion picture and television licenses breach of contract - valuation of damages. (3) Breach of contract and counterclaims involving large and complex issues and multi-million dollar claims. (4) Family mediation - spousal support, visitations, family issues.
Issues have involved the value of celebrity endorsement agreement relative to unauthorized internet and new media use of name and likeness for competing products. Has also mediated cases involving whether a motion picture distributor had fulfilled its contractual distribution obligations and damage issues relating to dispute. Also experienced with issues involving spousal support, custody and family related issues.
I view mediation as a process in which the mediator acts to facilitate a negotiated settlement of the disputes between parties. I have a background in law and clinical psychology and note the importance of affording the parties a full and fair opportunity to express their perspectives. Sometimes the presented issue, is only one part of the dispute and underlying considerations present themselves. I view as critical the mediator's ability to patiently hear the issues both presented by the parties and those that exist below the line.
Available upon request.
ACE20 - Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, 2020; AAA ACE19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019; Annual ICDR Practice Moot and Lecture Series 2013-15, 2018- 2019; ACE 18 - Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; ICCA 25th Congress, Sydney, Australia, 2018; Judge, Vis Moot Competition (Vienna), 2018; AAA-ICDR/ICC/ICSID 34th Annual Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, 2017; Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Competition, 2017; AAA/CCA Advocacy in Arbitration, 2017; College of Commercial Arbitrators/AAA Effective Arbitration Advocacy Seminar, 2017; Judge,Vis Moot (Hong Kong), 2017; AAA/ICDR/ Panel Conference, 2016; Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, 2015; NYAIC What's Different About International Arbitration?, 2014; AAA Webinar Course CaseXplorer Arbitration - Training for Evaluative Arbitrators, 2014; AAA Managing a Successful Arbitration, 2013; College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Meetings, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010; ICDR International Symposia in Advanced Case Management Issues, 2011; ICDR/IBA Four Roundtables in Times Square - Putting the Spotlight on International Arbitration on Broadway, 2011; ICDR Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, 2008; Pepperdine School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mediating the Litigated Case program, 2008; AAA Thorny Questions for Arbitrators, 2008; Independent Film & Television Alliance, Annual Arbitrator Meeting, 2007; ICDR International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Conference, 2006; AAA Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure (ACE003), 2005; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards ACE01, 2004; Arbitrator Update 2004; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, 2002; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999.
Admitted to the Bar: New York, 1975.
Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (Fellow, Currently serves as Member - CCA Board of Directors former member Executive Committee, Chair Membership Task Force, Current member, Membership Committee; former Co-Chair CCA Outreach Diversity Committee, and CCA Branding and Image/International Committee; CCA Special Subcommittee on Diversity;

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, New York Branch, former Member Executive Committee, Co-Chair Programming Committee;

Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators;

International Council for Commercial Arbitration;

Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration;

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Voting Member-Executive Branch);

The Bar Association of the City of New York; American Bar Association (ADR Section);

ICC/U.S. Council for International Business;

Former FedArb Panel of Participating Arbitrators and Mediators;

The International Institute of Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Panels of Distinguished Neutrals;

Independent Film & Television Alliance International Panel of Neutral Arbitrators;

The International Arbitration Club of New York;

Founding Member - New York International Arbitration Center.
Pacifica Graduate Institute (M.A., Counseling Psychology-2000); University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., with emphasis in International Law, Conflicts of Law and Contract Law-1974); Stanford University (B.A., Political Science, Arms Control/Disarmament; Minor emphasis in Italian, Renaissance Art and Literature-1971).
Superlawyers ADR.
Judge/Arbitrator Vis Moot Competition Vienna, 2018 and 2019.
Faculty Member University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Advanced Arbitration Academy,
Judge Judith O. Hollinger Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2016.
Guest Speaker - Practicing Law Institute, 2016.
Guest Lecturer Stanford Law School, 2015.
Judge/Arbitrator - Vis Moot Competition Hong Kong, 2016
Judge/Arbitrator Annual ICDR Practice Vis Moot Competition Programs.
College of Commercial Arbitrators -- Media and Entertainment Panel Moderator, College of Commercial Arbitrators 2014 Annual Meeting.
College of Commercial Arbitrators -- Moderator Diversity Panel Discussion Moderator - College of Commercial Arbitrators 2013 Annual Meeting.
$5,000 Per Day
Italian, French
United States of America
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.