Medina Accepted into 2023 AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program

May 10, 2023

Rivkin Radler is pleased to announce that associate Gloria Medina has been accepted into the 11th class of the American Arbitration Association’s A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellows Program. This class of Higginbotham Fellows – which includes 20 up-and-coming legal professionals from groups traditionally underrepresented in the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) field – will receive intensive training on all aspects of ADR as well as resources, networking, and mentorship opportunities throughout the year.

“I’m very grateful to have been selected to join this year’s cohort of Higginbotham Fellows and am excited to represent the firm amongst other budding ADR professionals,” Gloria said.

The American Arbitration Association (AAA®) created the AAA A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellows Program in 2009 to provide training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to up-and-coming alternative dispute resolution professionals who historically have been excluded from meaningful participation in the field. The fellowship is a one-year program that allows participants to immerse themselves in all aspects of ADR. The program begins with an intensive week of training, seminars, and participation in mock arbitrations and mediations facilitated by leading advocates and panelists. Fellows are provided with serious mentorship opportunities specific to their areas of interest. The AAA has been actively involved in efforts to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the ADR space since the 1960s.

An Associate in Rivkin Radler’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Gloria graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in the top third of her class in 2022. In addition to earning her J.D., she received an Advanced Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Cardozo’s Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution. While in law school, Gloria served as the Editor-in-Chief of the ADR Competition Honor Society, an analogue of Moot Court focusing on the disciplines of arbitration, mediation, and negotiation.

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