Mark C. Morril is an independent arbitrator and mediator based in New York City. His experience covers a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including those concerning transactions and post-closing adjustments, insurance coverage, distribution agreements, joint ventures and partnerships, intellectual property, entertainment and media, technology, telecom and energy.
Mr. Morril is ranked as a Band One arbitrator in the Chambers Global Guide to International Arbitrators. Users and peers have described Mr. Morril as "an excellent chair [who] can ably take a complicated set of facts and reduce it to a readable and immune award ...a popular choice for commercial arbitrations". Another Chambers source comments that Mr. Morril's business experience provides "an excellent perspective for commercial disputes. That frame of reference is highly helpful." (Chambers USA)
Mr. Morril is a Certified Mediator of the International Mediation Institute. As mediator, he has been described as a "candidate of first resort" for his "very impressive and high-end legal work - combined with a high level of economic and psychological as well as tactical know-how." (IMI Feedback Digest)
Before launching his practice as a full-time neutral in 2012, Mr. Morril served for ten years as General Counsel of Simon & Schuster, then the world’s largest English language publisher, and for thirteen years as Deputy General Counsel of the global media company ViacomCBS. ViacomCBS's businesses comprise Paramount Pictures and 170 cable TV channels and multi-platform properties (including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and BET), CBS Broadcasting, Showtime, Simon & Schuster, and the discontinued industrial operations of Westinghouse, Gulf+Western, and Charter Oil.
Prior to his corporate experience, Mr. Morril was a law firm litigation partner, worked in a public policy organization, and was law clerk to a federal district court judge.
Further details regarding Mr. Morril's experience, including representative matters he has handled as arbitrator, mediator, and corporate counsel, his legal and business experience, educational background, and professional activities are available through the links shown at the left and in the downloadable CV.