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Last Updated: November 22, 2019
Richard Chernick teaches Arbitration in the United States (LAW 813) and Arbitration Clause Drafting (LAW 822). He has been on the adjunct faculty of the USC Gould School of Law since 2014.
Chernick is vice president and managing director of JAMS’ Arbitration Practice. He has conducted more than 1,000 large and complex arbitrations – many of them tripartite – and mediations under various rules and before major administering institutions, both domestic and international.
He is the author or co-author of leading texts on ADR, employment ADR and international arbitration and mediation; he is a frequent trainer and lecturer on arbitration and mediation topics. Chernick is a former chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association and the founding president of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. He served as the ABA’s advisor to the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act. His academic experience includes: adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School (former); UCLA Law School (arbitration) (former); USC Gould School of Law (arbitration) (current), and chair of the ADR Program Advisory Board at the USC Gould School of Law.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the arbitration panels of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the JAMS/Shenzhen Arbitration Panel, the Asian International Arbitration Centre and the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association.
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Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed suggesting that President Trump's tax avoidance, which was recently uncovered by The New York Times, tells a greater story of debt and desperation. "For the whole time he has been living rent free in the White House, Trump has been a desperate man, facing massive debts and looking for someone else to pay them off," he wrote.
"Lessons from Luckin Coffee: The Underappreciated Risks of Variable Interest Entities," Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, July 28, 2020.
"Big is not necessarily bad," The Hill, July 30, 2020.
“The Death of the Income Tax (or, The Rise of America's Universal Wage Tax),” Indiana Law Journal 95 (2020): 1233.