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Independent Arbitrator

Employment History

Current: Independent Arbitrator

2014-2017: Of Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

1979-2013: Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (including predecessor firms)

1978-1979: Associate, Reavis & McGrath (predecessor firm)

1974-1977: Assistant and Associate Professor of Law, St. John's University

1971-1974: Associate, Reavis & McGrath


Mr. Zammit has had more than three decades of experience in commercial and technology arbitrations, as both an arbitrator and advocate. While in private practice, he was a senior member of his law firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Department and Disputes Department, and was also a member of the firm’s International Arbitration and ADR Practice Group. He has had more than 40 years of experience resolving business disputes. Mr. Zammit is a member of the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association (specifically, for Large Complex, Technology, Intellectual Property, and Patent Cases), and a member of the Arbitration Panel of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

Panel Appointments

American Arbitration Association, Commercial Panel

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, Arbitration Panel


Teaching and Lecturing

Mr. Zammit has been an adjunct full professor of law at St. John's University, where he has taught courses on Computers and the Law and Drafting Intellectual Property Licenses. Mr. Zammit has lectured widely, both in the U.S. and abroad, on the subjects of information technology law, intellectual property, and arbitration at programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute, American Lawyer Media, the American Corporate Counsel Association, and others. In the spring of 2015, he was an invited Guest Lecturer at the University of Malta under the auspices of the U.S. Ambassador's Scholar Program and presented a series of lectures on "American Law and Legal Institutions." He also addressed the Malta Chamber of Advocates on the topic of "Comparing International Arbitration With Litigation."

Professional Honors

SVAMC List of the World's Leading Technology Neutrals, 2017-2020

Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2024

New York Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2023

IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property, 2013-2017

Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation, 2008-2010

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell


LL.M., New York University

J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude

B.A., Fordham University, magna cum laude, in cursu honorum, Phi Beta Kappa

ADR Training

Process Essentials for AAA Arbitrators, 2022; AAA Impartiality: Do You Know Where Your Biases Are?, 2021; AAA Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, 2019; CPR Cybersecurity in ADR, 2019; AAA Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019; AAA Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor: Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; CPR & NYIAC, Annual Year in Review, 2017; AAA Arbitrator Discretion - A Look at Some Best Practices, 2017; AAA Avoiding Ten Common Missteps Arbitrators Make, 2016; AAA Crossing the Line-New Developments in the Law of Arbitral Jurisdiction, 2015; AAA Conducting Research and Investigations, 2014; AAA Webinar, Using Experts Effectively in Commercial and Construction Arbitration, 2013; AAA Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing, 2012; Juris Conferences LLC, Cross-Examination in International Arbitration, 2011; AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure, 2009; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties, 2009; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration, 2006; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, 2005; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, 2004; AAA Arbitrator Update 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 2000.

Bar Activities

New York City Bar Association

  • Member, Arbitration Committee

  • Former Member, International Commercial Disputes Committee

  • Former Chair and Member, Information Technology Law Committee

American Bar Association

  • Member, Intellectual Property Law Section

  • Member, Litigation Section

    • Member, IP Litigation Committee 

New York State Bar Association

  • Member, Dispute Resolution Section

  • Member, Commercial & Federal Litigation Section



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