Mediator's Profile

Chris McDonald

Business Name: Chris McDonald - ADR Office of Chris McDonald

Chris McDonald is a mediator, arbitrator, and consultant with over 27 years of legal experience as a litigator of commercial, securities, and antitrust disputes, as well as being in-house counsel for a telecom company. Chris brings a “seen it from all sides” perspective to resolving commercial disputes, where he represented both corporate plaintiffs and defendants in litigation, worked as in-house and fought against corporate misconduct on behalf of shareholders and consumers.

That breadth of experience gives him the ability to understand and appreciate complex disputes from multiple vantage points and positions him to facilitate the resolution that might otherwise seem intractable.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., Fordham Law Review, 1992
  • Manhattan College, B.S., cum laude, Major Concentration in Criminal Justice, 1986

Memberships & Associations

  • AAA’s National Roster of Mediators
  • AAA’s National Roster of Arbitrators
  • Mediation panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • FINRA’s arbitration panel,
  • New York City Bar Association’s ADR Committee
  • New York City Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section
  • Nassau County Bar Association’s ADR Committee

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