Jay-Z and his attorneys at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan are accusing the American Arbitration Association of lacking a slate of African-American arbitrators capable of handling “large and complex cases,” contradicting the organization’s claims about its diversity.

On Wednesday, the rap artist and entrepreneur persuaded a New York State judge in Manhattan to pause an arbitration with the current owner of his Rocawear apparel brand, pointing to the lack of African-American arbitrators qualified to preside over the matter.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]