Education/Training

Education

NYU School of Law, JD 1986

Washington & Lee University, BA 1982

Mediation/Arbitration Training

Usher has completed more than 160 hours of training in international and domestic arbitration and mediation, including the following;

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course – FCIArb
  • ABA 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute
  • New York Arbitration Week Restatement of the Law, The U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York (CIArbNY)
  • Force Majeure in New York Law: A Guide for International Commercial Arbitrators – CIArbNY
  • Applying the International Standard for Interim Measures in International Including Emergency Arbitration – CIArbNY
  • ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on Document Production Issues in International Arbitration
  • Mediating in the Era of Polarization – EDNY, Columbia Law School, and NYSDRA
  • Conduction Mediation via Zoom – EDNY/SDNY
  • Conducting Arbitral Hearings via Videoconference – USCIB/ICC USA, and CIArbNY
  • Force Majeure in International Transactions – NYIAC/Foley Hoag
  • New York Employment Law and Litigation Trends and the Role of ADR – JAMS
  • International Arbitration in Latin America – NYIAC/Freshfields
  • 60 Years Since the New York Convention: How Has Arbitration Changed? – ACR/GNY
  • A Mediator’s Ethical Responsibility in Cases Involving Sexual Harassment – EDNY
  • The New Singapore Mediation Convention – Compliance with Cross-Border Mediated Settlement Agreements – Cardozo Law School
  • Mediating Cases under FLSA – SDNY
  • Mediating Sexual Harassment, the #MeToo Movement, and NDAs – JAMS
  • Exploring the Joint Session: Benefits, Detriments and Strategies – SDNY
  • Employment Mediation – JAMS
  • Mediating Access Under the ADA – SDNY
  • Mediation vs. Settlement Conferences – SDNY
  • ADR in a Changing Climate: How to Build Resilience through Facilitation and Collaboration – ADR/GNY
  • What Artists, Entertainers, and Celebrities Want from ADR – ACR/GNY
  • The Unheralded Importance of Active Listening in Commercial and Non-Commercial Mediations – ACR/GNY
  • Practicing What We Preach: Tips to Facilitate Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in ADR – ACR/GNY
  • Ethics and Neutrality – ACR/GNY
  • Workshopping Mediator Ethics – EDNY
  • Motion Practice Under AAA Rules – AAA
  • Arbitration: Where is it Headed – Second Circuit Judicial Council
  • FLSA Mediation Training – EDNY
  • Storm Sandy Mediation Training – EDNY
  • Arbitrator – Fourteenth Annual Fordham Vis Pre-Moot
  • Arbitrator – ICC International Court of Arbitration & USCIB Arbitration Committee Fourteenth Vis Moot Practice Session