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Sandra Partidge - American Arbitration Association - USA


sandrapartridge2.jpgSandra Partridge is the Vice President of the Commercial Division for the American Arbitration Association in New York and New England. In addition to her management activities, she conducts presentations for public and private sector audiences on a variety of ADR-related topics and assists large and small businesses with the design and implementation of ADR programs.


Ms. Partridge has been a featured speaker and panelist on various arbitration and mediation topics at the ABA Business Law Annual Conference, the New York County Lawyers’ Association and the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. She hosted the AAA’s Ask and Answer: Arbitration program and Managing Your First Arbitration program with the College of Commercial Arbitrators.


She received her JD from the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University where she studied and worked with Professor Thomas Carbonneau, world-renowned arbitration scholar, and served as co-editor of the series of AAA Handbooks on: Arbitration, Mediation, and International Arbitration. Ms. Partridge received her AB in American Studies and English from Dickinson College.


Ms. Partridge has over twenty years of experience in retailing and marketing including executive positions and consulting. Prior to joining the AAA, she held several vice president-level positions with Waldenbooks/Borders, Eye Care Centers of America, and Musicland/Sam Goody, where as Vice President of Strategic Planning she developed the Suncoast Motion Pictures video chain.


Ms. Partridge is a previous winner of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal Prize, CALI Excellence Award for Highest Achievement Debtor and Creditor. She also served as Senior Editor of the Journal of American Arbitration, was a member of the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Court Team and was a Miller Center Public Service Advocate. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, the New York Bar, City Bar, and the American Bar Association.