Jill Gross, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, White Plains, NY

Jill Gross

Professor of Law
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Dispute Resolution
Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
Securities Law
White Plains
Preston Hall, 311 |
By Appointment Only
Faculty Assistant
Judy Jaeger


Professor Jill I. Gross is a nationally known expert in the field of securities dispute resolution, and teaches courses in the areas of dispute resolution, ethics, securities law and lawyering skills. She was the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law, a two-year rotating endowed Chair, from 2013-2015, Director of the Investor Rights Clinic from 1999-2015, and Director of Legal Skills Programs from 2010-2015. She also has taught at Cornell Law School, UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

She is an author of the preeminent treatise, Broker-Dealer Law and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer 5th ed. 2018, annually updated) (with J. Fanto and N. Poser), and has published dozens of book chapters and articles on the negotiation, mediation and arbitration of securities and other commercial disputes. She is a former Senior Contributing Editor to the Securities Online Litigation Alert. She has chaired the AALS Section of Dispute Resolution, the Securities ADR Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the Practicing Law Institute’s annual Securities Arbitration program. She is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, FINRA Dispute Resolution Services, and the National Futures Association. She is a current member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women, and a former member of the FINRA National Arbitration and Mediation Committee and the Securities Experts Roundtable.

She has been quoted dozens of times in the national media, and retained as an expert in securities arbitrations, litigations, and enforcement proceedings.

Before entering legal education, Professor Gross was an attorney in several New York City firms, representing clients in white collar criminal and securities enforcement proceedings, securities arbitrations, and other commercial litigation.


  • AB magna cum laude, Cornell University (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • JD cum laude, Harvard University School of Law


View all of Professor Gross’s publications on SSRN, Digital Commons or download her CV (PDF).


  • Broker-Dealer Law and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer) (5th ed. 2018 and annual supp.) (two-volume treatise with James Fanto and Norman Poser)
  • Arbitration: Law, Policy, and Practice (Carolina Academic Press 2018) (with Maureen Weston, Kristen Blankley, and Stephen Huber)

Book Chapters:

  • “RBG and Arbitration: Consent, Not Coercion,” in The Jurisprudential Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (A. Bartow and R. Vacca, eds.) (NYU Press 2022)
  • “Rethinking the Debunking: On Arbitration Myths, Preferences and Legal Theory,” in Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (A. Hinshaw, A. Schneider, and S. Cole, eds.) (Oxford Univ. Press 2021)
  • “Negotiating in the Shadow of Adhesive Arbitration,” in Negotiation Essentials for Lawyers (Chris Honeyman & Andrea Kupfer Schneider, eds.) (ABA Publishing 2019)

Law Review Articles:

  • Post-Pandemic FINRA Arbitration: To Zoom or Not to Zoom?, 52 Stetson L. Rev. 363 (2022) (symposium)
  • The Final Frontier: Are Class Action Waivers in Broker-Dealer Employment Agreements Enforceable?, 12 Arb L. Rev. 96 (2020) (symposium volume)
  • Arbitration Archetypes for Achieving Justice, 88 Fordham L. Rev. 2319 (2020)
  • Bargaining in the (Murky) Shadow of Arbitration, 24 Harvard Negot. L. Rev. 185 (2019) (cited by dissent in Morgan v. Sundance, Inc., 2021 WL 1181677 (8th Cir. 2021); cited in CellInfo, LLC v. Am. Tower Corp., 2020 WL 7024651 (D. Mass. Nov. 30, 2020))
  • The Uberization of Arbitration Clauses, 9 Y.B. on Arb. & Med. 43 (2017) (symposium volume)
  • The Customer’s Non-Waivable Right to Choose Arbitration in the Securities Industry, 10 Brook. J. Corp. Fin. & Com. L. 383 (2016) (cited in Reading Health System v. Bear Stears & Co., 900 F. 3d 87 (3d Cir. 2018))
  • The Historical Basis of Securities Arbitration as an Investor Protection Mechanism, 2016 J. Disp. Resol. 171 (2016) (symposium volume)
  • Justice Scalia's Hat Trick and the Supreme Court’s Flawed Understanding of Twenty-First Century Arbitration, 81 Brook. L. Rev. 111 (2015)

Areas of Interest

Arbitration, Securities Arbitration, Legal Ethics, Securities Litigation

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