Merton E. Marks

Position:  Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Master Merton E. Marks, PC.  Scottsdale and Tucson, AZ, USA
Education:  Northwestern University School of Law (JD, 1956) and College of Arts and Sciences (BS, 1954)
ADR Experience: Arbitrator (sole, chair and member of arbitration panels), mediator, Superior Court Special Master, U.S. District Court Certified Arbitrator, U.S. and international commercial disputes. American Arbitration Association Panelist, Large Complex Cases, Reinsurance and Commercial Panels and Mediation Panel; Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; Certified Arbitrator, Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society, (International Association for Insurance Law) (Geneva, Switzerland); Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London); Arbitrator, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (International Panel); Arbitrator, CPR Inter-Insurer Arbitration Panel; American Board of Trial Advocates; American College of Legal Medicine; International Bar Association (Arbitration and ADR Committee); American Bar Association Past Chair, (Special Committee on Federal Asbestos Legislation, Past Chair, Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Committee); Past President, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Past Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Past Chair, Pharmaceutical Litigation Section; International Association of Defense Counsel
General Experience: Prior to full time arbitrator-mediator practice, partner for 27 years in Lewis and Roca LLP, one of Arizona’s largest law firms, specializing in commercial litigation for international clients
Government Experience: Former Arizona Assistant Attorney General; former Captain, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Judicial Experience: Former judge pro tempore, Arizona Court of Appeals
Miscellaneous: Listed in Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
Lectures: Speaker on ADR and insurance at legal conferences in Canada, England, France, Germany, Israel, Spain and U.S.; Speaker, “Mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes” (International Trademark Association, Scottsdale, AZ, 2004); Speaker, “Arbitration of Commercial Disputes in China, Korea and Singapore” (Seminar Group, Seattle, WA 2006), Speaker, "Using ADR to Resolve Disputes with Chinese Business Entities" (American Conference Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2007), “Resolving International Trade Disputes Through Arbitration” (Arizona State Bar, Phoenix, AZ 2009).
Publications: Author of over 50 published articles on legal subjects. Most recent: New Trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Voir Dire Journal, American Board of Trial Advocates, April, 2003)
Areas of Expertise: corporate, commercial, construction, securities, insurance, reinsurance, health care, intellectual property/trade secrets, employment, real estate, product liability, employers liability
Languages: Spanish