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Charles J. Moxley, Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-329-8553
Fax: 212-687-7714


Charles J. Moxley, Jr. is an experienced litigator, arbitrator, mediator and law professor.

He has spent over 35 years as a litigator in large and complex commercial, securities, insurance and other cases throughout the United States, while teaching arbitration law and practice and international law, as well as litigation-related subjects, including evidence, civil procedure, New York practice, and professional responsibility.

In recent years, Mr. Moxley’s professional time has largely been devoted to serving as an arbitrator and mediator. He has presided over more than 250 commercial arbitrations, many of them large and complex cases, involving many parties and high stakes, and has served as a mediator in many cases. Mr. Moxley has been on panels of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) for over 30 years and has served as a trainer of arbitrators for the AAA, the Dispute Resolution (“DR”) Section of the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. A Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and of the Chartered Instituted of Arbitrators, Mr. Moxley is Chair of the Committee on Arbitration and ADR of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section (“ComFed”) of the NYSBA and the past Chair of NYSBA’s DR Section.

Mr. Moxley has been active for many years in the area of nuclear weapons law and has taught this subject at Fordham since shortly after the publication of his book, NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW IN THE POST COLD WAR WORLD. He has also published numerous law review articles on the subject of nuclear weapons and international law, including in the Fordham International Law Journal, and has spoken frequently on the subject, including at the United Nations, the New York City Bar Association, and the International Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Moxley was Symposium Chair for the Law School’s 2010 symposium, “Nuclear Weapons & International Law: A Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime for the 21st Century.”


Selected ADR Publications

  • “Some Tips for Conducting Muscular Arbitration Hearings,” ARIAS-US QUARTERLY, First Quarter, 2013;
  • “Traps for the Unwary: Major Differences between New York and Federal Arbitration Law,” NEW YORK DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER, Spring 2010;
  • “Beyond the ‘Discretion of the Arbitrator:’ Applying the Standard of ‘Reasonable Necessity’ to Determine the Appropriate Scope of Discovery in Insurance/Reinsurance Arbitration,” ARIAS-U.S. QUARTERLY, First Quarter, 2009;
  • “Discovery in Commercial Arbitration: How Arbitrators Think,” DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, American Arbitration Association, Aug.-Oct. 2008, relied upon by the Court in United States Home Corp. v. West Pleasant - CPGT, Inc., 2009 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1257, at *23 (App.Div. Mar. 6, 2009);
  • “Scope of Discovery in Commercial Arbitration,” NEW YORK DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER, Fall 2008;
  • “The Status of the Uniform Mediation Act in New York,” NEW YORK DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER, Fall 2008; and
  • “Selecting the Ideal Arbitrator,” DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, American Arbitration Association, Aug.-Oct. 2005.

Selected Nuclear Weapons Law Publications

  • “Nuclear Weapons and Compliance with International Humanitarian Law and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty,” co-authored with John Burroughs and Jonathon Granoff, 34 Fordham Int’l L.J. 595 (2011);
  • “Obama’s Nuclear Posture Review,” 34 Fordham Int’l L.J. 734 (2011);
  • “North Korea: The Sword in the Mirror, The Lawfulness of North Korea’s Use and Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons Based On the United States’ Legitimization of Nuclear Weapons,” 27 Fordham Int’l L.J. 1379 (2004);
  • Moxley, Charles Jr., Arms and the Law: The Legality of Nuclear Weapons and Missile Defense, 8 ILSA J. of Int'l and Comp. Law 447 (2002);
  • “Unlawfulness of the United Kingdom's Policy of Nuclear Deterrence-Invalidity of the Scots High Court's Decision in Zelter,” Disarmament Diplomacy No. 58 (June 2001); and
  • Primary Author, New York County Lawyers’ Association Foreign and International Law Committee Report entitled “On the Unlawfulness of the Use and Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons,” September 1, 2000, voted the Year’s Best NYCLA Committee Report.


  • Principal, Moxley ADR LLC, 2012-present;
  • Of Counsel, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, 1994-August 2012;
  • Partner/Counsel, Jones, Hirsch, Connors & Bull, 1987-94;
  • Partner, Schwartz, Klink & Schreiber, P.C., 1979-87;
  • Associate, Davis, Polk & Wardwell, 1970-79; and
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Thomas F. Croake, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1969-70.


  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law, 2003-present, currently teaching arbitration law and nuclear weapons law;
  • Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2009-present;
  • Associate/Assistant Professor, St. John’s University School of Law, 1991-92, 1994-98, teaching litigation related subjects; and
  • Adjunct Professor, New York Law School, 1986-91, teaching Professional Responsibility and Law & Literature.

Honors, Memberships and Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association (Chair, Committee on Arbitration and ADR of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and member of the Section’s Executive Committee; Past Chair, Dispute Resolution (“DR”) Section; Member, Executive Committee, DR Section; Member, Arbitration, Mediation and Legislation Committees of the DR Section; Co-Chair, LegislationCommittee of the DR Section, 2009-2011; Delegate, NYSBA House of Delegates, 2011-2012);
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow; Member, Executive Committee, North American Branch);
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators (Fellow; Member, Education Committee);
  • American Bar Association (Member, Section on Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Mediation Committees; International Law Section);
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association; and
  • Lawyers Committee for Nuclear Policy (Board of Directors; Treasurer).

Panels and Certifications

Arbitration and Mediation Panels:

  • American Arbitration Association (AAA; ICDR);
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR);
  • U.S. Council of International Business (USCIB) for the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and
  • Supreme Court, New York County (Commercial Division and Part 137);

Certified Arbitrator, ARIAS-US;

Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute (IMI).

Bar Admissions

New York Bar: 1969

U.S. District Court: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals: Second (1972) and Seventh (1984) Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court, 1982


Columbia University School of Law
JD, 1969; Managing Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law; Research Assistant to Professor Wolfgang Friedmann

Fordham University Graduate School
MA, 1966, Russian Area Studies

Fordham College
BA, 1965, Major: Political Science

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-175
New York, NY 10023