Suzanne M. McSorley Presents “Lessons Learned from Remote Proceedings” at the Garibaldi Inn

Princetone, NJ, September 9, 2021 – Stevens & Lee Shareholder Suzanne M. McSorley spoke at the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution on September 9, 2021 in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

In the session, “Lessons Learned from Remote Proceedings,” Ms. McSorley joined a panel of presenters that explored the challenges, achievements and key takeaways of the transition to remote mediations and arbitrations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists discussed the implications of dispute resolution entering the online world and considered the future needs for digital forums as the economy opens up.

Ms. McSorley is a construction lawyer, concentrating her practice on drafting and negotiating contracts relating to construction projects and resolving, through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation, construction-related disputes primarily for clients in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and health care industries. She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts for projects as complex as “green field” pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and hospitals, as well as for routine laboratory and office renovations and fit-ups. In addition to representing parties in disputes, Ms. McSorley has served as a mediation neutral since 1996 when she was among the first 60 mediators selected by the assignment judges in the Superior Court of New Jersey for the court-annexed mediation panel.  Ms. McSorley also devotes a significant portion of her professional time to advising attorneys in connection with legal ethics questions and proceedings. She has served on both the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee (District VII) and on the New Jersey Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee (District VII).

Ms. McSorley is a frequent speaker on topics relating to construction law and dispute resolution Notably, she has received the 2021 Richard Jeydel Award for Excellence in ADR conferred by the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court and the 2005 James B. Boskey ADR Practitioner of the Year Award conferred by the New Jersey State Bar Association for her contributions to advance the cause of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in New Jersey. In addition, in 2007 she was named a “Legend of ADR,” also by the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Ms. McSorley has a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and an A.B., cum laude, from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.