Mark C. Morril is an independent arbitrator and mediator based in New York City. He has served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in matters involving, among other subjects, complex commercial contracts, patents, copyrights, trademarks, oil and gas equipment, construction, mergers and acquisitions, commodities, partnerships, joint ventures, media and entertainment, Internet and Internet domain names and new technologies. He has served as an emergency arbitrator and has mediated numerous large commercial disputes.
Mr. Morril is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and certified by the International Mediation Institute (IMI). Previously, he served for ten years as General Counsel of Simon & Schuster, then the largest English language publisher in the world, and for thirteen years as Deputy General Counsel of the global media company Viacom. Viacom's businesses comprise Paramount Pictures and 170 cable TV channels and multiplatform properties (including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL and BET) and formerly included CBS Broadcasting, CBS Radio, Viacom Outdoor, Showtime, Simon & Schuster and the discontinued industrial operations of Westinghouse, Gulf+Western and Charter Oil. He managed Viacom's large worldwide law department and was responsible for its enterprise-wide disputed matters docket. Earlier, he was a litigation partner in a New York City law firm.
Mr. Morril is on the roster of many of the leading dispute resolution institutions worldwide. He is a United States Representative to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. He serves on the ICC’s Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings and previously on its Task Force on the Role of In-House Counsel in Dispute Resolution.
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