Ed Lenci litigates and arbitrates business disputes, defends businesses sued in class action lawsuits, and is Chair of the Reinsurance Section of his firm’s global Insurance Services Practice Group.

Ed has considerable appellate experience, too, including a class action defence victory in the U.S. Supreme Court enforcing the class action waiver in a student loan’s arbitral provisions. Drawing on his extensive experience with domestic and international arbitration, he drafts arbitration provisions tailored to the unique needs of each client and co-authored the ARIAS-U.S. International Arbitration Form.

He is a FINRA-certified and ARIAS-U.S.-certified arbitrator, a Member of Arbitration Ireland, New York Branch, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and Co-Chair of ARIAS-U.S.’s International Committee. He served three terms (2017-19) on the editorial advisory board of Law360 International Arbitration and was a charter member of the editorial board of Reinsurance & Arbitration.

Ed has been elected Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s International Section, and his term begins on June 1, 2021. Ed has led the International Section’s promotion of Ireland for Law.

Forbes, American Banker, Law360, and the New York Law Journal are among the publications that have quoted Ed about a range of topics, such as international arbitration, class actions and class action waivers, reinsurance disputes, Brexit, sovereign immunity, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and diversity, equity, and inclusion in ADR. He has spoken around the world and written on the same topics. He was interviewed in 2017 on RTÉ about legal opportunities in Ireland after Brexit.

Ed graduated, with honors, from Columbia University School of Law in 1990.

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