Jill Gross

  • Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Professor of Law
Assistant: Danielle Rivera
Dean's Suite
(914) 422-4265


AB, Cornell University
JD, Harvard University School of Law

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Rachael Silva
Assistant Dean for External Affairs
(914) 422-4354

Professor Jill I. Gross, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, is a nationally known expert in the field of securities dispute resolution, and teaches courses in the areas of dispute resolution, ethics, securities law and lawyering skills. She was the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law, a two-year rotating endowed Chair, from 2013-2015, Director of the Investor Rights Clinic from 1999-2015, and Director of Legal Skills Programs from 2010-2015. She also has taught at Cornell Law School, UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

She is the co-editor of the forthcoming book, The Federal Arbitration Act: Successes, Failures, and a Roadmap for Reform (Cambridge University Press 2024). She is an author of the preeminent treatise, Broker-Dealer Law and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer 5th ed. 2018, annually updated) (with J. Fanto and N. Poser), and the casebook Arbitration: Law, Policy and Practice (Carolina Academic Press 2018, 2d ed. 2024). She has published dozens of book chapters and articles on the negotiation, mediation and arbitration of securities and other commercial disputes. She is a former Senior Contributing Editor to the Securities Online Litigation Alert. She has chaired the AALS Section of Dispute Resolution, the Securities ADR Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the Practising Law Institute’s annual Securities Arbitration program. She is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, FINRA Dispute Resolution Services, and the National Futures Association. She is a former public member of the FINRA National Arbitration and Mediation Committee and the Securities Experts Roundtable. She has been quoted dozens of times in the national media, and retained as an expert in securities arbitrations, litigations and enforcement proceedings. 

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. She received an A.B. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Cornell University and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.




THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT: SUCCESSES, FAILURES, AND A ROADMAP FOR REFORM (co-edited with Richard A. Bales) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2024)

BROKER-DEALER LAW AND REGULATION (Wolters Kluwer) (5th ed. 2018 and annual supp.) (two-volume treatise with James Fanto & Norman Poser)

ARBITRATION: LAW, POLICY AND PRACTICE (Carolina Academic Press 2018; 2d ed. 2024) (with Maureen Weston, Kristen Blankley & Stephen Huber)

Book Chapters

RBG and Arbitration: Consent, Not Coercion, in THE JURISPRUDENTIAL LEGACY OF JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG (A. Bartow and R. Vacca, eds.) (NYU Press 2022)

Rethinking the Debunking: On Arbitration Myths, Preferences and Legal Theory, in Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (A. Hinshaw, A. Schneider, and S. Cole, eds.) (Oxford Univ. Press 2021)

Negotiating in the Shadow of Adhesive Arbitration, in Negotiation Essentials for Lawyers, Chris Honeyman & Andrea Kupfer Schneider, eds. (ABA Publishing 2019)

Negotiating in the Shadow of Adhesive Arbitration, in The Negotiator’s Desk Reference, Chris Honeyman & Andrea Kupfer Schneider, eds. (DRI Press 2017)

Teaching Students to be Problem-Solvers and Dispute Resolvers, in Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (D. Maranville, L. Bliss, C. Kaas & A. Sedillo Lopez eds.) (LexisNexis Law School Publishing 2015) (with Andrea Schneider and John Lande)

“Rodriguez de Quijas v. Shearson/American Express,” in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (MacMillan 2008)

Law Review Articles

Post-Pandemic FINRA Arbitration: To Zoom or Not to Zoom?, 52 Stetson L. Rev. 363 (2022) (symposium)

The Final Frontier: Are Class Action Waivers in Broker-Dealer Employment Agreements Enforceable?, 12 Arb. L. Rev. 96 (2020) (symposium volume)

Arbitration Archetypes for Achieving Justice, 88 Fordham L. Rev. 2319 (2020)

Bargaining in the (Murky) Shadow of Arbitration, 24 Harvard Negot. L. Rev. 185 (2019)

The Uberization of Arbitration Clauses, 9 Penn State Y.B. on Arb. & Med. 43 (2017) (symposium volume)

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)

Selected Other Writings

Contributing Editor, Indisputably (ADR Prof Blog), http://www.indisputably.org/ (2009 to present)

Senior Contributing Editor, Securities Online Litigation Alert (2017-20)

Dispute resolution themes in "Hamilton: An American Musical," Dispute Resol. Mag. 30 (Fall 2019)


Commercial Arbitration: Germany and the United States, DISP. RESOL. MAG. 15 (Fall 2017) (with C. Duve) 

Arbitration Case Law Update 2016, in SECURITIES ARBITRATION COURESEBOOK (Practising Law Institute 2016) (annually 2010-2016)

FINRA Issues Regulatory Notice on Customers’ and Employees’ Right To Choose Securities Arbitration, 34-8 ALTERNATIVES 1 (Sept. 2016)

FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force Releases Its Final Report, 34-2 ALTERNATIVES 19 (Feb. 2016)

Do Broker-Dealers Have A Green Light to Force Investors to Waive Class Actions in Court?, The CLS Blue Sky Blog, http://clsbluesky.law.columbia.edu/2013/03/19/do-broker-dealers-have-a-green-light-to-force-investors-to-waive-class-actions-in-court/ (Mar. 19, 2013)

Wall Street Reform: What Does it Mean for ADR?, Just Resolutions eNews (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution June 2010)

Annual Arbitration Law Update, and Grounds to Challenge FINRA Arbitrators, in Securities Law Seminar Coursebook, PIABA 11th Annual Meeting (Oct. 2009)

A Primer on Simplified Arbitration, in SECURITIES ARBITRATION 2009 (Practising Law Institute)

Annual Arbitration Law Update, and Vacating Arbitration Awards After Hall Street, in Securities Law Seminar Coursebook, PIABA 10th Annual Meeting (Oct. 2008)

Securities Arbitration Ethics 2008 – The Dos and Don’ts of Retainer Agreements, PIABA 10th Annual Meeting Coursebook (Oct. 2008) (with William A. Jacobson)

Procedural Mechanics of Motions to Vacate Arbitration Awards, in Securities Arbitration 2008 (Practising Law Institute)

“Rodriguez de Quijas v. Shearson/American Express,” in ENCYLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (2008)

Arbitration Under the New NASD Arbitration Code and Motions to Vacate Arbitration Awards: Frequently Asked Procedural Questions, Securities Law Seminar Coursebook, PIABA 9th Annual Meeting (Oct. 2007)

A Tribute to Barbara Black: From Pace to Cincinnati, PACE LAW SCHOOL ALUMNI MAGAZINE, at 13 (Winter 2007)

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