PENNSYLVANIA, DECEMBER 23, 2020 – Arbitrator Intelligence (AI) is delighted to welcome Professor and Entrepreneur Christopher Zorn as a member of its Advisory Board. 

Zorn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on statistics and data science applications to Arbitrator Intelligence. His areas of expertise include large scale data analytics on legal issues, including judicial decision-making, machine learning and natural language processing. 

Zorn founded and built LawyerMetrics LLC, a research and analytics firm that used data and analytics to optimize their personnel, management, and client services processes. Clients included more than two dozen AmLaw 200 law firms, as well as law schools, bar associations, and other legal services organizations. LawyerMetrics was acquired by AccessLex in 2015.

Zorn is the Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science, Professor of Sociology and Criminology (by courtesy), and Affiliate Professor of Law at Pennsylvania State University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Ohio State University (1997) and a B.A. in political science and philosophy from Truman State University (1991). 

Commenting on his appointment, Zorn says “I’m thrilled to be joining Arbitrator Intelligence. Catherine has built an incredible team that combines cutting-edge data science with a deep understanding of the arbitration process. The synthesis of the two offers the arbitration community an unparalleled resource, one that I’m eager to be a part of creating.

The new appointment is the latest in a series of exciting developments for AI, which recently signed Canada as a State member and previewed its new Investment Reports in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog here

The value of Arbitrator Intelligence and its Reports has been recognized by  the international arbitration community in:

  • An ICCA Report addressing the lack of diversity among international arbitrators. An entire paragraph (page 65) is dedicated to Arbitrator Intelligence and how our reports will enhance diversity;
  • An UNCITRAL Working Group III paper on arbitrator selection (para. 27, fn20) that identifies Arbitrator Intelligence as an important tool for promoting transparency and accountability in arbitrator selection.

The Arbitrator Intelligence Preferred Membership program is open for applications until December 31, 2020. For a limited time, Membership is free of charge and entitles participants to significant discounts on forthcoming Reports. 

Inquiries about Preferred Membership should be addressed to