January 9, 2023 – FedArb is pleased to announce Justice Barry Ostrager has joined its panel. Based in New York, he previously served as a New York State Supreme Court Justice in the Commercial Division for eight years. Justice Ostrager will focus on resolving high-profile securities, antitrust, insurance coverage and commercial disputes.
Prior to his appointment to the Bench, Justice Ostrager was a litigation partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and served as the long-time head in the Simpson Thacher Litigation Department, as well as a member of the firm’s management committee.
“FedArb is thrilled to have Barry join our panel,” said Kennen D. Hagen, FedArb’s president and CEO. “His experience overseeing some of the most well-known and high profile litigation battles gives him credibility with the parties to bring about resolution no matter how complicated or contentious the matter is.”
Previously he successfully represented Anderson Consulting in its $14 billion ICC arbitration (the largest ICC arbitration in its history) with Arthur Anderson; was lead trial counsel for Swiss Re in the highly publicized insurance coverage dispute involving the World Trade Center tragedy, which resulted in a unanimous jury verdict in favor of Swiss Re; and was the lead counsel for Hanwha in a multi-billion-dollar dispute with the Korean government.
He also successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court the closely followed Epstein v. Matsushita case that arose out of Matsushita’s successful tender offer for MCA, Inc. He successfully argued again before the Supreme Court the Travelers v. Bailey case, which resolved important issues relating to the rights of settling insurers in asbestos-related bankruptcy.
Justice Ostrager earned his B.S. from the City College of the City University of New York and his J.D. from NYU School of Law.
For almost two decades, leading law firms have used FedArb’s panel of more than 60 former Article III federal judges and 60 distinguished neutrals to successfully mediate and arbitrate hundreds of high profile complex civil cases, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation. FedArb’s panelists also work with law firms on internal investigations, mock trials and on corporate monitoring assignments. FedArb provides around-the-clock administrative services and requires its neutrals to honor the parties’ deadlines, saving clients time and money.