Bennett Picker Renamed Mediator For Court Of Arbitration For Sport

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 01:00

Stradley Ronon partner and ADR Practice Group Chair Bennett G. Picker was recently reappointed as Mediator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for a four-year term (2007-2010).

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, CAS is recognized as the exclusive agency for the resolution of sports-related disputes by 31 international sports federations, including the International Olympics Committee.

Mr. Picker is a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and a member of the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and serves on the board of directors of the American Arbitration Association.

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Stradley Ronon has admitted seven attorneys to the firm's partnership. They include: in the Philadelphia Office, as of member of the firm's business practice group, Christopher S. Connell focuses his practice on real estate and banking law; as a member of the firm's investment management/mutual funds practice group, Jana L. Cresswell advises investment companies, investment advisers and broker-dealers on regulatory matters, state and federal securities law compliance, and general corporate matter, and as a member of the firm's business practice group, Jonathan M. Grosser focuses on transactional real estate including commercial real estate development, financing, sales and acquisitions, leasing and land-use work; in the Malvern, PA Office, as a member of the firm's business practice group, Deborah W. Hong practices in all aspects of business law; as a member of the firm's securities litigation group, Margaret Manolakis focuses her practice in securities litigation, insurance and general commercial litigation, and as a member of the firm's business practice group, Michael E. Roynan focuses his practice on public, corporate and real-estate-based finance, and in the Washington, DC Office, as a member of the firm's investment management/ mutual funds practice group, Peter M. Hong advises clients in matters pertaining to the registration and regulation of investment advisers and investment companies under federal and state securities laws.