Mediator's Profile

Diane O’Connell

Business Name: do ADR, Inc.

Diane O’Connell believes well rounded experiences are essential for the efficient resolution of disputes. With that said, Diane’s extensive in-house counsel and business background enables her to effectively process the underlying facts of complex commercial transactions and assist with effectively achieving a balanced resolution.

Diane concentrates her practice on:

  • International business disputes
  • Complex commercial disputes
  • Contract mediation
  • Technology

Diane is a Past-Chair of the New York State Bar (NYSBA) International Section, a member of the NYSBA House of Delegates and the NYSBA Well Being Task Force as well as the ADR, Federal & Commercial Litigation, Business Law, Corporate Counsel, and Women in the Law Sections, a member of the American Bar Association’s International Section and a member of the Union Internationale de Avocats (UIA).


  • New York Law School, LLM, Financial Services Law, 2011
  • New York Law School, JD, Law, 2005
  • The City University of New York, ABD, Geochemistry/Bioremediation, 1997
  • Queens College, Bachelor of Arts, Biology/Chemistry Dual Major, 1995

Licenses & Certifications

  • HPS GRAD, Heroic Public Speaking, Issued Oct 2022 · No Expiration Date
  • Advanced Commercial Mediation, New York Law School, Issued Dec 2020
  • Commercial Arbitration Training, New York State Bar Association, Issued Jul 2019 · No Expiration Date

Bar & Court Admissions

  • American Arbitration Association – Commercial and Consumer Panel Rosters
  • FINRA – Arbitration Roster
  • National Futures Association (NFA) – Arbitration Roster
  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey Bar
  • Connecticut Bar
  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey

Memberships & Associations

  • MCIArb – The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Member
  • International Council for Online Dispute Resolution
  • Ireland Arbitration
  • New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) – Executive Committee
  • Arbitral Women
  • New York State Bar Association, Section Memberships – ADR, Federal & Commercial Litigation, Business Law, International Law, Corporate Counsel, Women in the Law
  • American Bar Association International Section – Annual Meeting & Empowerment Luncheon, Steering Committee
  • International Bar Association
  • International Association for Contract and Contract Management

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