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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

Lorraine Rubich
(914) 422-4226
Office: Dean's Suite

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 the Survey of Dispute Resolution Processes, Professional Responsibility, and Securities Litigation and Enforcement.  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, and is a 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.

Law Review Articles 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)
Other Writings by Professor Gross Contributing Editor, Indisputably ADR Prof Blog, 2009 to present (
  "Arbitration Case Law Update 2016", in Securities Arbitration 2016 (Practising Law Institute 2016)
  FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force Releases Its Final Report, 34 Alternatives 19 (Feb. 2016)
  "Negotiating in the shadow of Forced Arbitration", in The Negotiator's Fieldbook (2d ed.) (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 2016)(Schneider & Honeyman, eds.)(Forthcoming)
  "Teaching Students to be Problem-Solvers and Dispute Resolvers", in Building on best practices: Transforming legal education in a changing world (LexisNexis Law School Publishing 2015)(with Andrea Schneider and John Lande)
  "Arbitration Case Law Update 2015", in Securities Arbitration 2015 (Practising Law Institute 2015)
  "Arbitration Case Law Update 2014", in Securities Arbitration 2014 (Practising Law Institute 2014)
  "Investor's Guide to Securities Industry Disputes: How to Prevent and Resolve Disputes with your Broker" (Pace University School of Law 2013) (with Ed Pekarek and Alice Oshins).
  "Arbitration Case Law Update 2013", in Securities Arbitration 2013 (Practising Law Institute 2013)
  "Arbitration Case Law Update 2012", in Securities Arbitration 2012 (Practising Law Institute 2012)
  "Arbitration Case Law Update 2011," in Securities Arbitration 2011 (Practising Law Institute) (with Christopher Bloch)
  "Perceptions of Fairness of Securities Arbitration: An Empirical Study," Report to the Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration (Feb. 6, 2008) (with Barbara Black).
  "Arbitration Case Law Update 2010," in Securities Arbitration 2010 (Practising Law Institute)
  "Wall Street Reform: What Does it Mean for ADR?," Just Resolutions eNews (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution June 2010)
  "A Primer on Simplified Arbitration," in Securities Arbitration 2009 (Practising Law Institute)
  "Rodriguez de Quijas v. Shearson/American Express," entry in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States at 276 (2008).
  "A Tribute to Barbara Black: From Pace to Cincinnati," Pace Law School Alumni Magazine at 13 (Winter 2007).
  "Procedural Mechanics of Motions to Vacate Arbitration Awards," in Securities Arbitration 2008 (Practising Law Institute)
  "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