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About Abigail
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372 Central Park West
New York, New York 10025
(212) 961-0668


J.D. University of Chicago Law School

B.A. Barnard College

November 2000 -- Present

Owner, Dispute Resolution Services.

Mediator and Arbitrator of business, employment, and family matters.

 Mediator and Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (Large Complex Case Panel, Master Mediation Panel, Commercial Panel, and Employment Panel) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).

 Mediator for Supreme Court, New York County Commercial Division.

Mediator for the U.S.District Court, EDNY.

Mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (SDNY and EDNY).


1981 – 2000 Seiff Kretz & Maffeo (formerly Scoppetta & Seiff)
Associate 1981-1990, Partner 1990 – 2000
Federal and state court litigation practice concentrating in complex civil litigation.
1977 – 1978 Assistant Professor, New York Law School.
Courses taught: Civil Procedure, Federal Courts.
1974 – 1975

Associate, Levy, Gutman, Goldberg & Kaplan


1972 – 1974 Law Clerk to U.S.D.J. Whitman Knapp, SDNY

New York State Bar Association, past chair, Dispute Resolution Section; past co-chair, Domestic Arbitration Committee; past co-chair, Mediation Committee; past member, Labor and Employment Section, past co-chair, ADR Committee.

New York City Bar Association (Litigation Committee,2014-15); Federal Courts Committee, 2009 -2012; Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities, 2005 - 2009; Committee on Labor and Employment 2002 - 2005 ; Committee on the Judiciary, 1999 – 2002, interim member 2003, 2005, 2006; Committee on Family Law, 1997-1999).

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.


See attached Chronological Listing.

Chosen by NY Best Lawyers as "2019 Lawyer of the Year for Arbitration," and as "2015 Lawyer of the Year for Mediation."  AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Included in Best Lawyers in America for Alternative Dispute Resolution.   Super Lawyer since 2010.   First-Tier rankings from U.S. News for Mediation and Arbitration.



 Approx. 130 hours of mediation training from EEOC, Center for Mediation in Law, OCA, and EDNY; approx. 75 hours of arbitration training. Faculty member/coach for training programs conducted by the American Arbitration Association, OCA, Assoc. of the Bar, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, NASD, and Cardozo and NYU Law Schools.

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