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William K. Slate II (USA)

William K. Slate II is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Arbitration Association.

He is the former Director of the Federal Courts Study Committee, a Congressionally mandated seminal study to identify problems facing federal courts in America, reporting to the President, the Chief Justice of the United States, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

He was the first-ever consultant to the senior staff of the Supreme Court of the United States on strategic planning, and was an executive in both the Third and Fourth Federal Circuits, overseeing judicial operations in eight states and the territory of the Virgin Islands. He has testified before committees of the Congress on issues involving judicial administration and the arbitral process.

William Slate is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Third and Fourth Federal Circuits, and the Virginia State Courts. He practiced and taught law, and has lectured widely on law, arbitration and mediation as a visiting professor at Seton Hall Law School, at Virginia Union University and at the Consortium of Law Schools in New York City, among other colleges and universities, and before numerous state and federal bar organizations.

He conceived and founded CAMCA (The Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Center for the Americas) for the resolution of private party commercial disputes under the NAFTA accords – the first such tri-national entity in the world involving institutions from Canada, Mexico and the United States.

In 2005 William Slate was elected to the International Council for Commercial Arbitration: ICCA.

He has been a featured speaker at many business, judicial, and legal conferences and colloquia worldwide, and has been widely published in professional publications: 68 articles and book chapters.

William Slate led the AAA acquisition of ADRWorld.com (the then only online dispute resolution news service in existence). In 2001 he opened the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) in Dublin, Ireland. In 2006 he expanded ICDR to Mexico City and Singapore, and in 2009 to Bahrain.

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