A.B., Fordham College, 1966; J.D., New York University School of Law, 1969; Bar Admissions: New York, First Dept., 1969; U.S. District Courts, SDNY, EDNY, 1973 ; U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1974; U.S. Supreme Court, 1974; U.S. Tax Court, 1979.
Assistant District Attorney, New York County (1969-74); associate and partner with Manhattan law firm practicing commercial litigation in Federal and State Courts (1974 -81); Arbitrator, NYC Civil Court (1978-81); member, CJA Panel of Attorneys, SDNY (1975-81); N.Y.C. Inspector General (1981-83); Trial Judge and Acting Justice, NY Civil, Criminal and Supreme Courts (1983-2012); Hearing Officer, U.S. Department of Justice, 911 Victim Compensation Fund (2013-present); Arbitrator and Mediator, Part 137 Attorney Fee Dispute Program at NYCLA (2013-present); Judicial Hearing Officer, NYS Supreme Court (2017-present). Special Master, CAMP Mediation Programs, NYS Appellate Divisions, First and Second Departments (2018-present).
As a member since 2015 of the SDNY Mediation Panel, in addition to many practice group discussions and extensive observation and mentoring opportunities, I have mediated numerous cases, including those involving civil rights (sec. 1983), FLSA, employment, discrimination, ADA and products liability. As a member of the NYCLA Panel I have mediated several additional attorney-fee dispute cases, involving underlying labor, tort and matrimonial actions; also a private mediation in NYS Human Rights case involving employment-related sexual harassment claims. As a recently appointed Special Master I have begun to mediate a variety of cases on appeal in the Appellate Divisions of the First and Second Departments.
Past Delegate, NYSBA House of Delegates; Past Director, NYCLA Board of Directors, Past Co-Chair NYCLA Federal Courts Committee; Current Member: Board of Directors of NYCLA Foundation, Board of New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and of the Committee on Character and Fitness, N.Y.S. Appellate Division of the Second Department. The types of cases I am best suited to mediate are: Civil Rights (sec. 1983), Sexual Harassment, Employment Law and Discrimination, ADA, Labor Law - Fair Labor Standards Act and NYLL, Tort Law, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice.