Edna Sussman is an independent arbitrator and mediator and the Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at Fordham University School of Law, specializing in commercial, energy and environmental disputes. She started her career as a partner at the law firm of White & Case LLP and later served as the Executive Director of Federated Conservationists of Westchester County. Through her leadership in both local and national bar associations she has been a strong advocate for the use of alternative dispute resolution modalities and collaborative processes for the resolution of environmental and energy disputes.
Edna serves as President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, on the Board of the American Arbitration Association, as Chair of the AAA-ICDR Foundation, and as Vice-Chair of the New York International Arbitration Center. A graduate of Barnard College 1970, and Columbia Law School 1973, Edna has lectured and published widely on arbitration, mediation, energy and environmental issues.