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Rosemary A. Townley, Arbitrator, New York, New York.

Rosemary A. Townley

Townley ADR, P.C.
1175 York Avenue - PHA8
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (914) 261-1995
Cell: (914)261-1995
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Arbitration
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  • Practice Commenced1986
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)500
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)2000
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Rosemary A. Townley has been a full-time, independent arbitrator and mediator for over 30 years based in the Metropolitan New York City region. She is a member of AAA's Commercial, Employment, Executive Contracts, Complex Case, and Labor Panels, and handles international cases assigned by ICDR.  She is also experienced in online dispute resolution.

Her experience, which includes the disposition of over 4500 arbitration cases and 500 mediation matters, ranges from the commercial to contractual. For example, she has dealt with the resolution of disputes concerning international investment banking to collective bargaining issues between the NFL and the NFL Players Association. She serves as a permanent contract arbitrator in many contracts including industries such as transportation, education, energy (electric,oil, gas and nuclear), home health care, entertainment venues, news/reporters, among others.

She is listed on the Panel of Arbitrators of the London Court of Arbitration and as a Public Arbitrator for FINRA. She is also a member of CPR's Distinguished Panel of Sports Neutrals. She is skilled in matters dealing with employment arbitration, especially in the area of executive C-suite contract disputes as well as in federal and state discrimination statutes. Her cases have involved claims ranging from $50,000 to $250 million.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Labor/Unions
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Native American
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation


  • Brooklyn Law School - J.D., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Syracuse University - Ph.D., Syracuse, N.Y.
  • State University of New York - M.Ed., Buffalo, N.Y.
  • D'Youville College - B.S., Buffalo, N.Y.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Oneida Tribal Nation

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