Ethan Katsh

Founder and Director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, USA

Participation in the events

Track: 5. Litigation and Arbitration Practice. Dispute Resolution
Discussion session

5.2. Alternative Dispute Resolution and Digital Justice


Thursday, May 17, 12:00 - 14:00

Hall #1, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)


Education, academic degree:

Graduate of the Yale Law School

Professional experience:
Professor Katsh is widely recognized as one of the founders of the field of online dispute resolution (ODR). Along with Janet Rifkin, he conducted the eBay Pilot Project in 1999 that led to eBay’s current system that handles over sixty million disputes each year.

Specialist area, professional interests:
His principal current research concern involves issues related to health care and, more particularly, to disputes over electronic health records

Achievements, rewards:
Winner of  2017 D’Alemberte-Raven Award  from the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution

Winner of 2013 Annual Book Award from The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)

Publications, scientific works:
With Professor Rifkin, he wrote Online Dispute Resolution: Resolving Conflicts in Cyberspace (2001), the first book about ODR. Since then, he has published numerous articles about ODR and co-edited Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice, which received the International Institute for Conflict Resolution book award for 2012. Co-author (with Orna Rabinovich-Einy) of Digital Justice: Technology and the Internet of Disputes (2017, Oxford University Press)