Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: John I. Laskin, George Thomson

The authors note that in writing an arbitration decision, an arbitrator sorts and prioritizes the complexities of the parties’ stories and, most importantly, attempts to persuade the parties of the wisdom of the decision through clearly comprehensible rationale. The authors proffer three touchstones: accessible language; accountability to the parties; and transparent reasoning. To be avoided: grand pronouncements or great “literature”: communicate clearly, concisely, and quickly.