Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (LL.M.), School of Law of the University of Parma (J.D.), ADR Center / Mitchell | Hamline School of Law (Post-Grad. Diploma), Admission to SDNY and EDNY.
Over 15 years of legal and ADR experience in the US and Europe. Significant experience in practice in the areas of insurance law, corporate and commercial transactions and litigation.
Have mediated and co-mediated over three hundred disputes over the last decade. I have worked as neutral mediator on cases ranging from small business disputes to high-stake, multi-party commercial litigation matters, domestically and internationally. I have worked on dozens of mediations of large, complex civil and commercial litigation matters, including contract interpretation disputes, securities class actions, antitrust lawsuits, intellectual property enforcement actions, insurance coverage disputes, ERISA actions, mass torts (product liability), wage and hour litigation, employment discrimination and harassment claims, constructions disputes, professional liability (lawyers, agents/brokers, architects & engineers), personal injury and wrongful death matters.
Panelist, American Arbitration Association (2016 - present); Mediator, ADR Office of the District Court for the SDNY (2016 - present); ADR Neutral (Public arbitrator), FINRA (2016 - present); Member, The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Panel of Distinguished Neutrals (2013 - present); Fellow, JAMS Weinstein International Fellow (2009 - present); Member-Mediator, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (2015 - present); Faculty, CLM Alliance School of Claims Mediation (2015 - present); Adjunct Professor, CUNY Law School Mediation Clinic (2016 - present); Supervising Attorney and Mentor, Brooklyn Law School Mediation Clinic (2013 - 2016); Mediator and Mediation Mentor, The New York Peace Institute (2009 - present); Member, New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section (2010 - present) Selected Publications: Five Mediation Myths, Debunked, Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 71 No. 4, 2016. The New Italian Mediation Law: Experimenting with a 'Soft' Approach to Mandatory Mediation, CPR Speaks, the Blog of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, 2016. The Variegated Landscape of Mediation, a comparative study in Europe and the World, BOOM-LEMMA/ELEVEN, 2014, NL; author of the New York chapter. L'arbitrato e la Mediazione nei Paesi della Sponda Sud del Mediterraneo, Wolters Kluwer International, 2007; edited by Giuseppe DePalo and Mary Trevor (Italian translation with S. Carmeli).