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Jill I. Gross

Jill I. Gross

Professor of Law
AB, Cornell University
JD, Harvard University School of Law

(914) 422-4061
Office: P311

Judy Jaeger
(914) 422-4292
Office: Preston 312

Office Hours:
Mondays 2:00PM - 3:30PM; or contact professor directly to schedule an appointment; walk-ins welcome.


Professor Jill I. Gross is a nationally known expert in the field of securities dispute resolution.  She was the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law, a two-year rotating, endowed Chair from 2013-2015.  Professor Gross teaches courses in the areas of dispute resolution, ethics, securities law and lawyering skills. She was Director of the Investor Rights Clinic from 1999-2015, and Director of Legal Skills Programs from 2010-2015.  She has published numerous law review articles in the area of dispute resolution and investor justice, and has been quoted in the national media on issues relating to securities arbitration.  Professor Gross previously taught as an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School (Arbitration Law) and at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Legal Writing). She is an arbitrator for AAA, FINRA Dispute Resolution and the National Futures Association, 2017 Chair of the AALS Section of Dispute Resolution, and former Chair of the Practising Law Institute’s annual Securities Arbitration continuing legal education program. She was a public member of the FINRA National Arbitration and Mediation Committee.  Before entering legal education, Professor Gross was an attorney in the New York City firms of Kaye Scholer LLP, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Silberberg, and Parcher Hayes & Snyder, representing clients in white collar criminal and securities enforcement proceedings, securities arbitrations, and other commercial litigation.

Books and Book Chapters ARBITRATION: LAW, POLICY AND PRACTICE: (Carolina Academic Press) (forthcoming 2018) (with M. Weston, K. Blankley & S. Huber)
  BROKER-DEALER LAW AND REGULATION (CCH Inc.) (supp. to 4th ed. 2017 forthcoming) (with James Fanto)
  Negotiating in the Shadow of Forced Arbitration, in THE NEGOTIATOR'S DESK REFERENCE, Chris Honeyman & Andrea Kupfer Schneider, eds. (DRI Press) (forthcoming 2017)
  Teaching Students to be Problem-Solvers and Dispute Resolvers, in BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES: TRANSFORMING LEGAL EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD (D. Maranville, L. Bliss, C. Kaas & A. Sedillo Lopez eds.) (LexisNexis Law School Publishing 2015) (with Andrea Schneider and John Lande)

Law Review Articles

The Uberization of Arbitration Clauses, 9 Y.B. on Arb. & Med. __ (forthcoming 2017) (symposium volume)
  The Customer’s Non-Waivable Right to Choose Arbitration in the Securities Industry, 10 Brook. J. Corp. Fin. & Com. L. 383 (2016)
  The Historical Basis of Securities Arbitration as an Investor Protection Mechanism, 2016 J. Disp. Resol. 171 (2016) (symposium volume)
  Justice Scalia's Hat Trick and the Supreme Court's Flawed Understanding of Twenty-First Century Arbitration, 81 Brooklyn L. Rev. 111 (2015)
  The Improbable Birth and Conceivable Death of the Securities Arbitration Clinic, 15 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 597 (2014)
  Investor Protection Meets the Federal Arbitration Act, 1 Stan. J. Complex Litig. 1 ­­(2012) (with Barbara Black)
  AT&T Mobility and the Future of Small Claims Arbitration,­ 42 SW. U. L. Rev. 47 (2012)
  AT&T Mobility and FAA Over-Preemption, 4 Y.B. on Arb. & Med. 25 (2012)
  An End to Mandatory Securities Arbitration?, 30 Pace L. Rev. 1174 (2010)
  Banks and Brokers and Bricks and Clicks: An Evaluation of FINRA’s Proposal to Modify the Bank Broker-Dealer Rule, 73 Alb. L. Rev. 465 (2010) (symposium volume) (with Edward Pekarek)
  Environmental Dispute Resolution in the Law School Curriculum, 27 Pace Envtl l. Rev. 41 (2009) (with Alexandra Dapolito Dunn)
  Hall Street Blues: The Uncertain Future of Manifest Disregard, 37 Sec. Reg. L. J. 232 (2009) (peer-reviewed)
  When Perception Changes Reality: An Empirical Study of Investors’ Views of the Fairness of Securities Arbitration, 2008 J. Disp. Resol. 349 (2008) (with Barbara Black)
  McMahon Turns Twenty: The Regulation of Fairness in Securities Arbitration, 76 U. Cin. L. Rev. 493 (2008) (reprinted in 2009 Sec. L. Rev.)
  Securities Mediation: Dispute Resolution for the Individual Investor, 21 Ohio St. J. On Dispute Resol. 329 (2006)
  The Explained Award of Damocles: Protection or Peril in Securities Arbitration, 34 Sec. Reg. L. J. 17 (2006) (with Barbara Black) (peer-reviewed)
  Introduction, Investor Rights Symposium, The Elusive Balance Between Investor Protection and Wealth Creation, 26 Pace L. Rev. 27 (Fall 2005) (with Barbara Black)
  Developing A Law/Business Collaboration through Pace's Securities Arbitration Clinic, 11 Fordham J. Corp. & Fin. L. 57 (2005) (with Ronald Filante, Ph.D)
  Over-Preemption of State Vacatur Law: State Courts and the FAA, 3 J. of Am. Arb. 1 (2004)
  Economic Suicide: The Collision of Ethics and Risk in Securities Law, 64 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 483 (2003) (with Barbara Black) (re-printed in 2004 Sec. L. Rev.)
  Securities Analysts’ Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest: Unfair Dealing or Securities Fraud?, 2002 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 631 (2002)
  Making It Up As They Go Along: The Role of Law in Securities Arbitration, 23 Cardozo L. Rev. 991 (2002) (with Barbara Black)
Selected Other Writings  Contributing Editor, Indisputably ADR Prof Blog, 2009 to present (http://www.indisputably.org/)


  Commercial Arbitration: Germany and the United States, DISP. RESOL. MAG. (forthcoming 2017) (with Christian Duve)
  Arbitration Case Law Update 2016, in SECURITIES ARBITRATION COURESEBOOK (Practising Law Institute 2016) (annually 2010-2016)
  FINRA Issues Regulatory Notice on Customers’ and Employees’ Right To Choose Securities Arbitration, 34-8 ALTERNATIVES 1 (Sept. 2016)
  FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force Releases Its Final Report, 34-2 ALTERNATIVES 19 (Feb. 2016)
  Do Broker-Dealers Have A Green Light to Force Investors to Waive Class Actions in Court?, The CLS Blue Sky Blog, (Mar. 19, 2013)
  Wall Street Reform: What Does it Mean for ADR?, Just Resolutions eNews (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution June 2010)
  Annual Arbitration Law Update, and Grounds to Challenge FINRA Arbitrators, in Securities Law Seminar Coursebook, PIABA 11th Annual Meeting (Oct. 2009)
  A Primer on Simplified Arbitration, in SECURITIES ARBITRATION 2009 (Practising Law Institute)  
  Annual Arbitration Law Update, and Vacating Arbitration Awards After Hall Street, in Securities Law Seminar Coursebook, PIABA 10th Annual Meeting (Oct. 2008)
  Securities Arbitration Ethics 2008 – The Dos and Don’ts of Retainer Agreements, PIABA 10th Annual Meeting Coursebook (Oct. 2008) (with William A. Jacobson)
  Procedural Mechanics of Motions to Vacate Arbitration Awards, in Securities Arbitration 2008 (Practising Law Institute)
  “Rodriguez de Quijas v. Shearson/American Express,” in ENCYLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (2008)
  Arbitration Under the New NASD Arbitration Code and Motions to Vacate Arbitration Awards: Frequently Asked Procedural Questions, Securities Law Seminar Coursebook, PIABA 9th Annual Meeting (Oct. 2007)
  A Tribute to Barbara Black: From Pace to Cincinnati, PACE LAW SCHOOL ALUMNI MAGAZINE, at 13 (Winter 2007)
  The Fairness of Securities Mediation, in SECURITIES ARBITRATION 2006, at 341 (Practising Law Institute) (reprinted as a feature in PLI’s “All-Star Briefing” e-Newsletter, November 2, 2006)
  New York’s Over-Preemption of State Vacatur Law, NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL, May 11, 2006, p. 4
  How the Global Research Analysts Case Settlement Affects Securities Arbitration, ALTERNATIVES (Nov./Dec. 2003)
  Economic Suicide: A Primer for Securities Lawyers, in SECURITIES ARBITRATION 2003, at 387 (Practising Law Institute) (with Barbara Black)
  Pre-Appointment Discovery: A Phase of Anarchy in NASD-DR Arbitrations, 2003/3 SECURITIES ARBITRATION COMMENTATOR 1 (June 2003)
  A Roadmap to Mediation Practice, Book Review of BECOMING A MEDIATOR: AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO EXPLORING CAREERS IN MEDIATION, by Peter Lovenheim, Jossey-Bass 2002, NALP Bulletin, Jan. 2003