Columbia Law School J.D. (1972);
Current full-time arbitrator and mediator with a focus on large cases and complex commercial and international matters. Prior experience as law firm litigation partner, general counsel, chief litigation counsel, and corporate counsel in transactional, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution matters for a Fortune 100 company. As advocate, general counsel and corporate counsel, represented both claimant and defendant positions in different matters.
Experienced as commercial arbitrator (through hearing and reasoned award stage) and commercial mediator (through resolution stage) Special Master NYS Supreme Court, App Div, 1st Dept NYS Supreme Court New York County Commercial Division ADR Program; Involved in a variety of mediations and arbitrations at Viacom as business client and internal lawyer in numerous matters; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
NYC Bar Association Vice President (2012-14) Chairman of the Executive Committee 2011-12 Chair, Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession (2012-13) Chair, Council on the Profession(Current) Chief Litigation Counsel Association - 2012 Chairman US Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Litigation Center - Strategic Litigation Committee (2008-12) Washington Legal Foundation - Legal Policy Advisory Board (2008-12) The Educational Alliance - Trustee, Vice President and Secretary Legal Action Center-Director