Member Profile: Laura A. Kaster

Laura A. Kaster
Laura A. Kaster LLC
84 Heather Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Tel: (609) 921-0095
Fax: (609) 924-3068

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Laura A. Kaster regularly travels out of state to New York, Pennsylvania

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding; ADR Training/CME


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Laura A. Kaster has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Family Businesses
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Lemon Law
Media & Communications
Medical Devices
Mortgage Foreclosure
Professional Fees
Shareholder Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition



In June 2014, Ms. Kaster was named the James B. Boskey 'ADR Practitioner of the Year' (link)
Ms. Kaster has been selected for the Master Mediator Panel of the American Arbitration Association and for the Global Panel of CEDR

Ms. Kaster is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators on the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for CPR and a CEDR Panel Member and  CEDR Accredited and IMI Certified Mediator. As chief litigation counsel for AT&T Corporation for almost 10 years before devoting herself primarily to dispute resolution, Ms. Kaster supervised litigation, arbitration, mediation and or settlement of all AT&T patent cases, trademark and trade secret cases, other intellectual property matters involving telecommunications, software, internet, audio, and related technology, as well as employment litigation, class actions, post-closing disputes relating to AT&T's purchase and sale of significant businesses, such as its sale of satellite and submarine businesses, and for litigation that ultimately allowed AT&T to sell the Salt Lake Tribune. 

Prior to her work at AT&T, as a partner at Jenner & Block, Ms. Kaster handled a wide variety of complex disputes and developed special expertise in disputes involving intellectual property, technology,securities, environmental issues, taxes, fee litigations and sanctions, attorneys fees, closely held companies and estates.


Ms. Kaster holds a BA from Tufts University (Political Science-1970); and a JD, magna cum laude from Boston University, where she was Notes Editor for the Law Review and recipient of the Melville M. Bigelow Award in 1973 "for the greatest promise as a teacher and scholar in the law". Following law school, she was a law clerk to then Chief Judge Frank M. Coffin of the Federal Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


  • Columbia/ CIArb International Law Certificate Program 2015
  • CCA Annual Meeting 2012 and 2013
  • CEDR Advanced Mediator Skills Training 2011
  • AAA Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration 2011
  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference 2010-2014
  • AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference 2011
  • Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Vermont 2010
  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference 2010
  • Center for Mediation in Law, Self-Reflection in Action 2011, 2010 and 2009
  • CPR Advanced Mediation Training 2009
  • FINRA Chairperson training 2009
  • AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards 2009
  • AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics 2009
  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference 2009
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Training AAA Arbitration
  • Fundamentals and Best for New Arbitrators, 2008
  • New York State Judicial Institute, Advanced Training for Mediators
  • Commercial Division Mediators 2008
  • Center for Mediation In Law, Self-Reflection in Action for Conflict Professionals 2008
  • CPR Annual Meeting 2008
  • Center For Mediation In Law Advanced Training Series 2007
  • CPR, Intensive Mediation Training, 2007
  • NASD, Arbitration Basic Training, Expungement, Revised
  • Code of Arbitration Procedures, 2007
  • ABA Dispute Resolution Section, Third Annual Arbitration Training, 2007
  • NJICLE, Advanced Mediation Clinic, 2007
  • NJICLE, Arbitration Training Course, 2007
  • The Center for Mediation in Law, Mediation Intensive Training, 2006

Memberships & Affiliations

Ms. Kaster is past Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of NJSBA 2011-13 and a and President of the Judge Marie Garibaldi Inn of Court 2015 -, devoted exclusively to alternative dispute resolution. She is a fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators. She was recently appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court's Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution 2013-2015.  She is a panel member for the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.  She is a member of the American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section and its Women in Dispute Resolution Committee); co-editor in chief of NY Dispute Resolution Lawyer for the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section; the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (Board); and the Diversity Task Force of CPR.

Ms. Kaster is on the Distinguished Neutrals Panel of CPR and on its IP Panel;  a member of the AAA Commercial Panel; on the FINRA panel and she mediates for the New Jersey and New York Courts.


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Laura A. Kaster is a member of our NJ chapter, The New Jersey Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NJAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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