New York University School of Law, J.D. Awarded Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellowship. Lehigh University, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude.
For more details, a .pdf of Mr. Newman's curriculum vitae is available at: http://www.newmanlawmediation.com/curriculum vitae/ Mr. Newman has been a business, real estate and divorce lawyer, mostly as a litigator, for more than forty years. He has been a court appointed arbitrator for decades and has been a mediator, formally, since 2009. His real estate litigation experience includes plaintiff's and defendant's mortgage foreclosures and petitioner's and respondent's complex holdover summary proceedings. Mr. Newman served in 2000 2001 as Vice President for Corporate Affairs for an Internet company that commercialized software developed at the Yale computer science department.
Mr. Newman has a private commercial, labor and employment and divorce mediation practice, and is in private law practice in Manhattan. His law practice includes representing parties in arbitration and mediation. Court of Appeals: Mr. Newman serves as one of the initial private mediators used by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. U.S. District Courts: Mr. Newman is on the Panel of Mediators of the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. For the SDNY, he was on the committee that drafted the protocols for mediator quality assurance; and is a former member of the Mediator Advisory Committee. He mediates a range of cases, including Labor and Employment, FLSA, Section 1983 police misconduct cases, etc. State Court: Mr. Newman is on the Panel of Mediators of the New York State Supreme Court, New York County Commercial Division. He is on the inaugural panel of seven private mediators for the Supreme Court, Kings County presumptive divorce mediation pilot program. He is a community mediator for the New York Center for Interpersonal Development, the official Community Dispute Resolution Center on Staten Island.
The information in this section is excerpted from Mr. Newman's curriculum vitae, which is available as a printable, downloadable .pdf at: http://www.newmanlawmediation.com/curriculum vitae/. New York City Bar Association (Assn= of the Bar of the City of NY): Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Prior service on several other committees. New York State Bar Association: Member of the Dispute Resolution Section=s Executive (ex officio), Mediation and Negotiation Committees. Past and current activity with numerous other NYSBA Sections and Committees, including the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section. Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York: Past member of the Board of Directors. New York State Council on Divorce Mediation: Member of the Board of Directors. For those and other professional associations, Mr. Newman has several formal and informal roles involving continuing professional education and publications. Miscellaneous community service such as board and committee membership for several public school organizations; president of residential cooperative corporation; youth sports administration; etc.