Rekha Rangachari, Esq.

Rekha Rangachari is the second Executive Director of the New York International Arbitration Center (“NYIAC”).  Founded in 2013, NYIAC is a non-profit organization that promotes and enhances the conduct of international arbitration in New York, offers educational programming, and operates world-class hearing facilities for rent in Midtown Manhattan.

Prior to joining NYIAC in October 2017, Ms. Rangachari was Director of ADR Services for the New York Commercial Division of the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR).  Therein, she led the New York Corporate Innovation Team, and served on the Diversity Committee – spearheading initiatives for greater cross-cultural representation and collaboration – and on the AAA/ICDR Foundation Committee.  She is a 2017 Recipient of the AAA/ICDR President’s Award for Service.  Ms. Rangachari also served as Case Counsel for the ICDR, focusing her efforts on the European and Sub-Saharan Africa Regions.

Ms. Rangachari serves as Member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Dispute Resolution Section’s (DRS’) Executive and Diversity Committees, Co-Chair of the NYSBA DRS’ Arbitration Committee, Advisory Member of the NYSBA Planning Committee for the Judith Kaye Moot Court Competition, Member of the International Arbitration Club of New York, Member of the New York City Bar’s Standing Committee on Women in the Legal Profession, Board Member of the New York Coalition of Women’s Initiatives, Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law’s International Arbitration Committee, and Member of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Women in Dispute Resolution Committee, among other professional and personal affiliations.  She is also a Contributor to Investment Claims.  Ms. Rangachari was educated at New York University and the University of Miami School of Law, and is trilingual in English/Tamil/Spanish.  She is admitted to practice law in the U.S. (New York).

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, E-Discovery in Arbitration vs. E-Discovery in Court, American Bar Association (ABA) – Section of Dispute Resolution, Webinar (25 October 2017).

Panelist, Mediation Settlement Day, ADR Inclusion Network, New York Law School (18 November 2017).

Moderator, Panel II: Discovery/Disclosure in Arbitration: The Great Divide, Commercial Arbitration: Domestic vs. International – How Different Are They In Practice?, Joint Collaboration of the International Commercial Disputes and Arbitration Committees, New York City Bar (14 November 2017).

Moderator, When Arbitration Goes to New York Courts: Recent Developments in the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) – Dispute Resolution Section, Webinar (29 November 2017).