Eric P. Tuchmann
New York, NY
Eric P. Tuchmann is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the American Arbitration Association. As the Association’s chief legal officer, Mr. Tuchmann is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the organization including litigation related matters involving the Association and its arbitrators, and drafting amicus curiae briefs submitted on behalf of the Association. Mr. Tuchmann analyzes state and federal legislation impacting alternative dispute resolution, the unauthorized practice of law, and attorneys’ professional rules of responsibility. Mr. Tuchmann chaired the Association’s committee that drafted the Supplementary Rules for Class Arbitrations, and has been involved in numerous policy initiatives related to arbitration and mediation, including acting as the Association’s liaison to the committees that revised the Uniform Arbitration Act and the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators. In his capacity as Corporate Secretary, Mr. Tuchmann oversees the governance of the Association. Mr. Tuchmann has also served as an adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School.
Mr. Tuchmann’s additional responsibilities include providing advice on cases administered by the Association, and assistance to the department of Neutrals Education. Mr. Tuchmann was the Association’s Associate General Counsel before being named General Counsel.
Prior to joining the Association’s legal department, Mr. Tuchmann was Director of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) where he managed the Association’s division responsible for providing international arbitration and mediation services. Mr. Tuchmann also served as Director of the Commercial Department for the Association’s New York regional office, where he was responsible for the management of all commercial dispute resolution services.
Mr. Tuchmann makes frequent presentations and has authored numerous articles on issues related to alternative dispute resolution. He received his law degree from New York Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Tuchmann is a member of the state bars of New York and New Jersey, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Bar Association, and the International Bar Association.