Samuel Dahan is a lawyer, an Assistant Professor, Queen’s National Scholar and cross-appointed to the Smith business school and Cornell university law school.
He is the Director of the Conflict Analytics Lab, a global consortium on Data Analytics and AI applied to dispute resolution and negotiation. He is an affiliate faculty member of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a member of the Legal Incubateur of the Brussels’ Bar.
Prof. Dahan is leading a team of data scientist, AI researchers and lawyers to develop an AI-Powered Tribunal for Small Claims. He is also coordinating various AI projects, such as the development of a Severance Package Calculator for self-represented litigants, a Trademark Comparator and a Customer Dispute Predictive system for the hospitality industry.
During the financial crisis of 2008-2009, he served as an advisor to the EU Chief negotiator of the Financial Assistance program in Latvia. He worked as an associate for ESSEC-IRENE and White & Case, leading firms specialized in Dispute Resolution (2010-2014). In that capacity, he has advised several organizations: Alstom-Siemens, l’Oréal and Carrefour, the European Commission, European External Action Service and various European ministries.
Samuel Dahan worked as a référendaire (legal secretary) at the Court of Justice of the European Union and as a Legal adviser for French Conseil d’Etat (French Administrative Supreme Court). He litigated (case handler) several high-profile antitrust and employment cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union, including the Laboratoires Servier case, one of the largest case to date concerning an abuse of dominant position and reverse payments (close to a 500 million euros fine).
Dahan holds a doctorate in law from the University of Cambridge, where his research focused on the regulatory responses to the euro crisis from an empirical data perspective. He has studied law, dispute resolution at Harvard Law School, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS-Ulm), the Sorbonne Law School, the European Academy of Legal Theory in Brussels and the University of Nice. Samuel was a bronze medalist at the French and UK championships (Kickboxing and Taekwondo).
Areas of Expertise and Research
• Dispute Resolution (Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration)
• Law and Technology (AI, machine learning applied to law)
• Labour Law and employment law (EU and Canada)
• European Union Law (Competition and and Labour)