The AAA provides efficient, effective alternative dispute resolution (ADR) case administration for business-to-business (B2B) claims. Our goal is to get parties back to business. In addition to the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules, we offer specialized rules and supplements tailored for specific types of business disputes. AAA Arbitration: Faster, More Cost Effective than Litigation, an analysis of thousands of cases administered by the AAA across five important U.S. business sectors, challenges the myth that arbitration is becoming as lengthy and expensive as litigation.
The AAA’s Roster comprises respected former judges, highly experienced attorneys, and accomplished business professionals with industry-specific knowledge and expertise, bound by the AAA Code of Ethics for Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators.
- Biotech and Pharma
For information on filing a case with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), visit Government.
For more information, see Energy ADR Services, which demonstrates how ADR is used for energy issues across a number of industries. To learn more about the panel, click on Energy Industry Panel Qualification Criteria.
- Entertainment and Sports
For more information, see Using ADR to Resolve Collegiate, Professional, and Sport Business Disputes.
- For Olympic disputes, visit Olympics and Sports Doping Disputes
- Financial Services
The AAA does not typically administer healthcare arbitrations between individual patients and healthcare service providers, as explained in the AAA Healthcare Policy Statement. Also see the Healthcare Due Process Protocol from the AAA, American Bar Association (ABA), and the American Medical Association (AMA) Commission on Healthcare Dispute Resolution.
The AAA Healthcare Payor Provider Arbitration Rules address reimbursement disputes between payors and providers in the healthcare industry. See Payor Provider Rules vs Commercial Rules: At a Glance; Payor Provider Rules vs Commercial Rules: Comparative Table; and Payor Provider Arbitration Rules FAQ for more information.
See AAA Healthcare ADR Services for healthcare customers of AAA dispute resolution and some of the matters handled—as well as the expertise and experience of the AAA National Healthcare Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.
- Insurance and Reinsurance
The AAA also handles automobile insurance and workers' compensation.
- Intellectual Property and Licensing
“Products of the Mind” Require Special Handling: Arbitration Surpasses Litigation for Intellectual Property Disputes details the advantages of using arbitration for IP disputes.
- Legal Services
- Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations
- Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures
- Partnership and Shareholder