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May 11, 2021

Deep Diving into Diversity with the AAA-ICDR: A Look Back to Understand the Path Forward

In this podcast celebrating the AAA-ICDR as sponsor of the Section’s Spring Conference, Ingeuneal Gray and Jeffrey Zaino anchor to the Conference’s theme, ADR in a New World. In candid dialogue, they speak on topics including concerns about lack of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the ADR field, definitions on diversity, and how arbitral institutions have led the charges for cognizable change in the practice.  Jeffrey Z also spills the tea on the Jay-Z case and how bad press cannot (and will not) stymie the work of institutions to buttress party autonomy with optionality in the ADR process.  As Lincoln once said, “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” Let’s continue forward: there’s more work to do.

Ingeuneal Gray is Vice President in the Houston office and is reachable at [email protected].

Jeffrey Zaino is Vice President in the New York office and is reachable at [email protected]

Connect with Ingeuneal on LinkedIn at and Jeff at

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