Morril, Mark

Mark Morril

Having served as an advocate, corporate counsel, and neutral, Mark Morril has a fundamental understanding of the mediation process. Having previously served as general counsel for publisher Simon & Schuster and deputy general counsel at global media company Viacom for nearly twenty-five years, Mark Morril’s focus on case management resulted in significant efficiencies while achieving positive results in the company’s disputed matters. Prior to serving as a general counsel, he worked as a general commercial litigator in private practice at several firms in New York City, initially as an associate at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison and later as a partner at Greenbaum Wolff & Ernst, Hale Russell & Gray and Kay Collyer & Boose. His expertise extends to complex transactions, general commercial matters, legal issues relating to new technologies and the Internet and in numerous other areas of substantive law. As an independent arbitrator and mediator, Mark Morril focuses on complex commercial disputes. In resolving disputes, Mark Morril recognizes that ADR can save time and costs, bridge “insurmountable” monetary gaps, and facilitate innovative business arrangements for willing parties.

  • Mediator and Arbitrator at Agency for Dispute Resolution (2014-Present)
  • Mediator and Arbitrator at Morril ADR (2012-Present)
  • Deputy General Counsel for Viacom (1999-2012)
  • General Counsel at Simon & Schuster (1989-1998)
  • Partner at Kay Collyer & Boose (1985-1989)
  • Partner at Hale Russell & Gray (1983-1985)
  • Partner at Greenbaum Wolff & Ernst (1981-1983)
  • Associate Attorney at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison (1977-1980)
  • Attorney at Legal Action Center (1973-1977)
  • Law Clerk to Honoroable Jack B. Weinstein, U.S. District Court Judge (1972-1973)
  • Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School
  • J.D. at Columbia University School of Law (1972)
  • B.A. at Tufts University (1969)
  • American Arbitration Association (commercial and mediation panels)
  • International Center for Dispute Resolution
  • U.S. Council for International Business for ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • New York City Bar, Association Sponsored Mediation and Arbitration Among Lawyers
  • FINRA (formerly NASD and NYSE)
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • Consultative Task Force on the Role of In-House Counsel in Dispute Resolution
  • U.S. Representative to ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • United States Council for International Business
  • Co-Chair, Corporate Counsel Subcommittee of Arbitration Committee
Speaking Engagements
  • Practice and Strategy in the Final Stages of Arbitration, Annual Americas Workshop of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Brazilian Arbitration Committee and the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce , September 2013;
  • Corporate Counsel Panel, ICC International Court of Arbitration and Universita Degli Studi Firenze Arbitration Summer Seminar, July 2013;
  • Panel on The Client’s Perspective of Business Litigation, New York County Lawyers Association, May 2012;
  • Panel on Institutional Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific Region—The Corporate Counsel Perspective, Third Annual ICC Asia-Pacific Conference, March, 2012;
  • Panel on Myth Busting: Arbitration Perceptions, Realities and Ramifications, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, April 2012;
  • Myth Busting Panel, ABA Annual Meeting, August 2012;
  • “Has International Arbitration Lost Its Mojo? The Unvarnished View from In-House Counsel”, ABA Section of International Law, October 2012;

“I have lived the mediation process as advocate, corporate counsel and neutral. In each role, I have seen it save time and costs, bridge “insurmountable” monetary gaps and facilitate innovative business arrangements for willing parties.”

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Case Manager
Michele T. Pfeiffer