Regarded by Canadian Litigation Bar as one of the country’s leading counsel and arbitrators, Earl A. Cherniak, QC, LLB, FCIArb is a partner at Lerners LLP. Practice includes trial and appellate work, arbitrations and mediations. Member at 3 Verulam Buildings chambers in London (UK) and Arbitration Place (Toronto). Has conducted a wide variety of commercial arbitrations in North America and abroad and frequently speaks and writes on arbitration topics. Honourary North American member of the (UK) Commercial Bar Association; member of the London Court of International Arbitration, Canadian roster of arbitrators of the International Chamber of Commerce and ADR Institute of Canada. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; member of the international and Canadian panels of arbitrators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR); Past Chair of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS); Elected Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers (1982) and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (1987); Past President of The Advocates’ Society (Ontario). He was a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada (1999–2007) and a Chair of the Proceedings Authorization Committee. He was a commissioner of the Ontario Law Reform Commission (1986–1992).