Merriann M. Panarella

Arbitrator, Mediator, Consultant
Natick, MA

Merriann M. Panarella is a prominent arbitrator, mediator and consultant who practices in Boston and New York City and focuses on complex commercial, intellectual
property, employment disputes, and international. Formerly a trial partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Merriann’s extensive litigation experience, whether trying cases, managing the litigation process, and/or reaching a negotiated settlement, provides the perfect skill set for managing complex arbitrations and resolving difficult matters in mediation. Merriann is a Fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and serves on the arbitration and mediation panels of many of the leading dispute resolution institutions including the AAA, ICC, WIPO, CPR, FINRA, AHLA, and on the Tech List of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center. She is a frequent lecturer and author on a broad range of dispute resolution issues.

For more information on Merriann, please consult


  • Addressing the Challenges of Demanding Arbitrations: Part 1 ~ The Pre-Hearing Landscape
  • Addressing the Challenges of Demanding Arbitrations: Part 2 ~ The Hearing Phase, the Award, and Beyond
  • Best Practices for Counsel: Mediating and Arbitrating The Complex Commercial Case
  • Business Essentials - Starting, Establishing and Growing Your Dispute Resolution Practice