Are California's Arbitrator Disclosure Requirements Preempted by the FAA?

June 28, 2006 Published Work
Reprinted with permission from Franchise Law Journal, Spring 2006

Many arbitration agreements, such as the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) or the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules, explicitly designate the particular rules that will govern any arbitration that arises. The specified rules generally address what information, if any, a potential arbitrator must disclose during the arbitrator selection process.