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Dina R. Jansenson

Dina R. Jansenson Esq.

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Practice Areas
Business Commercial
Employment Law
Family Law
Franchise Distribution Law
International & Cross-Border
Personal Injury
Professional Liability
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education
Dina R. Jansenson, Esq. has over twenty-five years of experience mediating and arbitrating a wide variety of matters including complex business/commercial, employment, construction, franchise, professional liability, and intellectual property disputes with domestic and international parties. She brings a broad base of substantive knowledge, as well as a deep understanding of the litigation challenges facing parties in the event of impasse, to help parties analyze their complex legal and business issues, engage in risk assessment, and develop creative business solutions. As an arbitrator, Ms. Jansenson is known for her ability to effectively manage the process, and for her reasoned awards. Ms. Jansenson is an elected (past) fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Recognized as an expert in the field of alternative dispute resolution, she is a frequent speaker for corporations, universities, and organizations in the United States and abroad. Ms. Jansenson speaks fluent Spanish and Hebrew, and has conducted mediations in these languages on request. Download Dina Jansenson's biography in Spanish.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Chair of arbitration panel on a complex, multimillion, matter involving claims of breach of employment and partnership agreements, and breach of fiduciary duties
  • Member of three arbitrator panel in an ICC multimillion dollar dispute arising out of oil contracts entered into in the former Soviet Union
  • Arbitrated numerous matters in connection with the Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation
  • Arbitrated numerous contract/construction-related matters involving allegations of work defects, design defects, unauthorized change orders, delays, and breach of contract
  • Arbitrated and mediated numerous disputes alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, race, age and disability; as well as compensation and bonus claims, in a variety of industries
  • Mediated high stakes commercial dispute between and among a lending institution and several corporations over trademark and lender liability matters
  • Mediated multi-party dispute between and among governmental agencies and various contractors involving debris removal efforts resulting from a major hurricane
  • Mediated multiple breach of contract claims among and among entities in the financial industry
  • Mediated numerous product liability claims relating to medical devices
  • Mediated the settlement of class action matters involving claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Mediated multi-party dispute between and among shareholders and management regarding management issues and shareholder rights in a large family-held business
  • Mediated breaches of telecommunication agreements

Representative Matters

  • Business Commercial
      • Breach of contract, lender liability, licensing disputes, fee disputes, partnership disputes and dissolutions, shareholder rights, and closely-held corporations in a variety of industries including financial services, accounting, medical, manufacturing, entertainment, and telecommunications
  • Construction
      • Claims involving allegations of work defects, design defects, unauthorized change orders, delays, and breach of contract
  • Employment Law
      • Individual and multi-party claims of discrimination (race, gender, age, disability, national origin, and sexual orientation), retaliation and harassment, executive compensation, “wage and hour” class actions, and non-compete agreements
  • Franchise Distribution Law
      • Disputes between automobile dealerships and car manufacturers relating to relocation issues, encroachment issues and franchise fees
  • Intellectual Property/Entertainment
      • Copyright, trade secret, and trademark disputes; issues of ownership rights relating to the design of computer software; music royalty disputes; medical device disputes; author rights issues
  • Professional Liability
      • Legal malpractice claims involving real estate transactions, trademark claims, music licensing and royalty issues; medical malpractice claims against physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS
  • External, third party, ombudsperson for Bertelsmann and its subsidiaries and affiliates in North and South America
  • Former Co-Chair, Committee on International Arbitration and ADR, NYSBA International Section
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • New York “Super Lawyer” 
  • Lecturer about mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; United Nations, the United States Department of Justice and numerous corporation in the United States, and in Spain, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Chile
  • Member: Panel of Mediators for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; Panel of Mediators for the United States District Court for the Southern District
  • Arbitration Appointments: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); American Arbitration Association (AAA); NYC Contract Dispute Resolution Board; The Private Adjudication Center, Inc. (affiliated with Duke University School of Law)
  • Teaching Appointments: Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia University Law School (Negotiation); Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law (Negotiation); Former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School (Alternative Dispute Resolution); Former Visiting Instructor, University of Barcelona, Spain (Commercial Mediation); Former Visiting Instructor, Los Andes University, Bogota, Colombia (Negotiation and Mediation)
  • Publications: “The Art of Negotiation,” Bridge-the-Gap Handbook, New York Practicing Law Institute, 2009; "How To Represent Your Clients Successfully in Mediation," 1 New York Litigator, Issue No. 2, November 1995; "Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Overview," Law Department Management Advisor, Business Laws, Inc., Issue No. 129, December 1, 1994; "Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York”

Background and Education

  • Formerly Of Counsel, Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP, a New York law firm
  • Boston University School of Law, 1984, G. Joseph Tauro Scholar & Howard Hennessy Scholar
  • Nationality: Argentina and Israel
  • Fluent in Spanish and Hebrew


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