Vivien B. Shelanski, Esq.
has more than 25 years of dispute resolution experience as a mediator, arbitrator, special master, and neutral evaluator. Since joining JAMS in 1998, she has resolved hundreds of matters covering a wide spectrum of legal issues and complexities, including business/commercial, employment, construction, healthcare, entertainment, franchise, intellectual property, real property, trusts and estates, technology, and telecommunications cases.
Ms. Shelanski is an elected Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), served as co-editor of the CCA’s Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (3rd. Ed.), and is an Elected Fellow (Neutral) of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
- Business/Commercial: Numerous breach of contract and other types of business disputes in a variety of industries, including telecommunication, technology, software, education, hospitality, music, insurance, fashion, construction, energy, real estate, manufacturing and financial services
- Construction: Multi-party claims involving various types of structures and issues, including claims of delay, design and work defects, cost overruns, breach of contract, and professional liability
- Employment: Hundreds of employment disputes with Fortune 500 Companies ranging from Individual and multi-party claims of discrimination (gender, age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and disability), retaliation, and harassment; ADA, FMLA, FSLA/wage-hour and ERISA claims; contract claims involving executive compensation, severance benefits, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
- Franchise: Disputes among manufacturers and dealers or distributors regarding warranties, supplies, pricing, and services
- Healthcare: Malpractice claims against physicians and hospitals; dissolutions of medical practices; wrongful discharge claims by senior executives, physicians, and hospital employees
- Intellectual Property: Copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret disputes in industries including financial services, entertainment, publishing, advertising, software, and design-related businesses including textiles, apparel, jewelry, and hardware
- Real Property: Mortgage fraud claims against private lenders, government entities, and title companies; contract claims involving financing agreements for commercial and residential properties; commercial leasing disputes
- Securities: Fraud claims alleging misrepresentations in offering documents; investor claims against broker-dealers alleging churning, unauthorized trading, lack of suitability, and failure to supervise
- Technology: Disputes between software, hardware, and website specialists and the companies retaining their services
- Trusts and Estates: Disputes between trust beneficiaries, including family members and foreign institutions; disputes among family members about the operation and/or dissolution of family-owned businesses