Uniondale, N.Y. – March 10, 2023 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C. announced today that on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, Ross Kartez, Partner, was a speaker at the Lexology and GAR Webinar, in association with Immediation, titled, “Online Arbitration Hearings: Risk & Reward.” Alongside Ross was Allen Waxman, President & CEO, International Center for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), and moderator, Joseph Panetta, Global Chief Marketing Officer for Immediation. The webinar discussed anecdotal horror stories, a checklist of questions to ask any provider when looking to digitize your process, how data insights can play a pivotal role in your arbitral/ADR journey, and why hybrid is the future.
Mr. Kartez is Chair of the Firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Vice Chair of the Firm’s Insurance & Insurance Litigation Practice Group. He is also litigator, arbitrator, mediator, and Chair of the New York State Bar Dispute Resolution Section.
In addition to his work as in advocate on behalf of clients involved in complex disputes, Mr. Kartez is an independent mediator and commercial arbitrator. He was elected to serve as the Immediate Past Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association from 2021 to 2022. With over 1,500 members, the Dispute Resolution Section is the most active bar organization in the country devoted to the study, promotion, and development of mechanisms for resolving complex disputes. In 2022, Mr. Kartez was appointed to serve as Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s ADR Committee.
Mr. Kartez handles a wide-range of disputes, from matters involving small dollar amounts to claims involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Such matters primarily involve breach of contract claims, insurance coverage issues, real estate disputes, lender recourse, secured claims, enforcing guarantees, securities matters, shareholder and partnership claims, business torts, employment disputes, alternative dispute resolution and other business-related matters. Mr. Kartez also acts as outside general counsel for a handful of companies and commonly recommends including dispute resolution practitioners in the day-to-day operations of businesses.
A large portion of Mr. Kartez’s practice involves claims related to professional liability, and errors and omissions. This includes defending and pursuing claims against attorneys, stockbrokers, broker-dealers, investment advisors, accountants, architects, engineers, directors, officers, insurance agents/brokers, and members of the real estate industry. Mr. Kartez regularly advises insurers, insureds, policyholders, and other parties related to claims and defenses in complex insurance coverage and other insurance-related matters. Mr. Kartez’s success and leadership in the dispute resolution field resulted in his invitation to join the American Arbitration Association’s prestigious Panel of Commercial Arbitrators. Mr. Kartez joined the AAA’s highly regarded Panel as one of the youngest arbitrators in the country.