ADR Providers- American Arbitration Association (AAA) with Aaron Gothelf, Esq

Chinwe Umegbolu

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I interviewed Aaron Gothelf on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid / Podcast Show. He is the Vice President of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Commercial Division for the Pacific Region, overseeing #california , #oregon , #washington and #alaska .

He serves as the National Chair of AAA’s Entertainment Dispute Resolution Advisory Council and the Western U.S. Chair of AAA’s Healthcare Dispute Resolution Advisory Council.

Before joining AAA, Aaron was the Northern California Regional Director for Judicate West, a leading provider of mediation and arbitration services in California.

He currently serves as the Educational Programming Officer of the American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section and Chair of the ABA Forum on the #entertainment & #sports #industries , #motionpictures , #television , #cable and #radio Division.

He wears so many hats, so I have left the links to his profiles below:

In this series, we critically analysed the following questions:

1. What is the American Arbitration Association (AAA)?

2. Why was the American Arbitration Association (AAA) created?

3. To what extent has ADR, particularly Arbitration, enhanced Access to Justice in the United States?

4. Compared to traditional #litigation, is there any measurable difference or impact on the cost and time frame for settling disputes with Arbitration?

5. How does one initiate a AAA Arbitration?

6. What does the Arbitration process with the AAA look like from start to conclusion?

7. How does AAA handle #cybersecurity ?

8. How does one become a AAA #panelist ?

9. How has awareness of ADR grown in the United States amongst the general public?

10. How has the American Arbitration Association worked to increase diversity amongst its’ Panelists?

11. What is the AAA-ICDR Foundation?
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputPodcast
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2023


  • ADR
  • Arbitration
  • AAA
  • Arbitral Institutions
  • accesstojustice
  • Podcast
  • ICDR
  • cyber security
  • dataprotection
  • diversity
  • panelist
  • USA
  • qualitative analysis
  • Awareness
  • letsmakeadrgoviral
  • viral
  • vousparlezadr
  • research
  • Litigation
  • Cost Analysis
  • Time Analysis


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