President of Tapestry ADR, a NAM Division
Marcie Dickson is a leading voice on diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging in alternative dispute resolution. She is the President of Tapestry ADR, a NAM division, and an executive leadership team member.
At Tapestry ADR, Dickson focuses on developing and promoting a wide range of strategic initiatives, including expansion in key markets, new services, and technology solutions. She also leads efforts to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging (DEIAB) practices at Tapestry, NAM, and the broader legal community.
Before joining NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) to launch Tapestry ADR™, she founded Alterity ADR, the country’s largest national minority-owned ADR company. Previously, Ms. Dickson served as the Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer of a large ADR firm, where she transformed the company into a market leader.
Ms. Dickson frequently speaks at law firms, insurance companies, affinity bar groups, and various community organizations to discuss conflict resolution, ADR best practices, and the importance of equity in ADR. She has been quoted and published on a national level in several publications, including Bloomberg Law, Forbes, The American Lawyer, Law360, and the American Bar Association.
Her current civic and professional activities include serving as the Vice-Chair of Diversity for the ABA Dispute Resolution Committee, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice; an editorial advisory council member for Southern Lawyer; an editorial advisory member of Harvard Business Review; a steering committee member of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge; a steering committee member of the Black In-House Counsel; and an executive member of Forbes Business Council. Additionally, Ms. Dickson serves on the Board of Directors of Essential Theatre and is devoted to teaching conflict resolution and negotiation skills at various community organizations.