Luis M. Martinez is Vice President of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, (ICDR) the
international division of the American Arbitration Association, (AAA) and is an Honorary
President of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission, (IACAC).
Luis M. Martinez as the Vice President of the ICDR located in New York serves as an integral
part of the ICDR's international strategy team and is responsible for international arbitration and
mediation business development for the East Coast of the United States (from Maine to Florida),
Central and South America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. Mr. Martinez is also responsible
for case administration of international cases that focus on Latin America out of the ICDRAAA’s Miami office.
Mr. Martinez joined the AAA in 1996 as the first attorney hired to staff the newly created ICDR
and later served as the ICDR's first director. Mr. Martinez worked as the Vice President
responsible for the ICDR's international administrative services and prior to that held the position
of a staff attorney for the AAA's Office of the General Counsel before assuming his current
Mr. Martinez received a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgian Court College and a Juris Doctor
degree from St. John's University School of Law. He has had numerous articles published on
international arbitration and has appeared as a speaker in programs throughout the world. Mr.
Martinez is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey. He is
a dual citizen of Spain and the United States and is fluent in Spanish.