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Margarita Echevarria, Mediator & Arbitrator, New York, New York.

Margarita Echevarria

Diplomate member
M. Echevarria, ADR LLC
43 West 43rd Street
Suite 178
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (201) 406-0103
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: New Jersey

Other ADR Services: Insurance Umpire
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Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Margarita Echevarria is an independent arbitrator and mediator in the metropolitan New York/New Jersey area focused on commercial disputes. Ms. Echevarria is an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, the global leader in dispute resolution services, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), ARIAS-US Certified Arbitrator, Federal Courts (USDC-NJ, ED-NY), and a Mediator in New York and New Jersey’s Court Mediation Panels.

Prior to becoming a full-time ADR neutral she was either in-house counsel or Chief Compliance Officer for Insurance at major financial services firms (for e.g. GE, HSBC, TIAA) for more than thirty years. She began her insurance career as in-house counsel at Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company in Newark, New Jersey. These firms distributed or produced multi-line insurance products for the United States market. HSBC and TIAA also maintain substantial international operations through subsidiaries and affiliates which required management of cross border issues. Ms. Echevarria has extensive experience in complex business transactions, general commercial matters, legal issues involving contracts, vendors, and insurance coverage products, governance and regulatory issues.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Lemon Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Software
  • Technology


Education: Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey, BA &JD

Admissions: New Jersey, New York; US District Courts and U.S. Supreme Court

Other professional designations include an Insurance Planning certificate from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. and a Series 7 General Securities Representative license (1997-2016).

ADR Training: ARIAS-US Ethics Course; American Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-US)Arbitration Courses, ABA Arbitration Institute, ACE21 Impartiality: Do You Know Where Your Biases Are?; Arbitrator Cybersecurity Boot Camp; NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting; ACE20 Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility; AAA ACE19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know; AAA Arbitrator Performance & Demeanor - Meeting Participant Expectations ACE18; AAA Arbitration Awards - Safeguarding, Deciding and Writing Awards; FINRA Training for Arbitrators, 2000. Securities Arbitration,  Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey, Arbitration Training; Arbitration in 2017, Second Circuit Judicial Council; AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for new AAA Arbitrators; FINRA, Commercial Arbitration Training, 2000. Mediation Training- National Institute for Mediation Training, 2000. NYC Bar Association, Mediation Training, 2017; NYSBA-Business Development & Ethical Considerations in ADR;Judicial Perspectives in Dispute Resolution; Commercial Mediation Training (Fordham); Advanced Commercial Mediation Training (Fordham).

Memberships & Affiliations


  • ABA, ADR Section, Arbitration Committee
  • ABA Women in Dispute Resolution, former Leadership Council
  • ABA, Torts & Insurance Policy Section, DR Committee
  • ARIAS-US, Arbitrator, Member
  • Hispanic Bar Association of NJ, Lifetime Member
  • Justice Marie L. Garibaldi, American Inn of Court for ADR
  • New York State Bar Association, ADR Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial & Federal Litigation Section, former Co-chair Securities Arbitration Committee
  • New York City Bar Association, ADR Section
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Vice President & Board Member

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