Lawrence S. Schaner is a litigator, Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice, and Chair of the Firm’s International Committee. He has broad experience in the areas of complex commercial litigation and arbitration. Consistently ranked as one of the leading arbitration lawyers in the United States, Mr. Schaner has been termed “tremendously knowledgeable” and “one of Chicago’s finest international arbitration experts” by Chambers USA (2011).
Active in many professional organizations, Mr. Schaner is vice-chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, a Councilor of the North American Users’ Council of the LCIA, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Midwest Chair of the USCIB Arbitration Committee and a member of the CPR Arbitration Committee. He publishes and speaks regularly on arbitration and cross-border litigation topics. He is the editor of Dispute Resolution International, the journal of the Dispute Resolution Section of the IBA, and of the IBA Arbitration Guide, an introduction to the law and practice of arbitration in more than 40 countries.
Mr. Schaner serves on the panels of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association/ International Centre for Dispute Resolution, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, Arbitration Association of Brunei Darussalam, and Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association.