James B. Kobak, Jr.

ADR Training
AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999; AAA Advanced Arbitrator Training, 1992; Resolution Resources Corp., Mediation Training, 1992; AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, 1991.

Professional Training
Harvard University (AB, magna cum laude 1966); University of Virginia (JD/LLB 1969).

Professional Experience
General Counsel of Law Firm concentrating on issues of professional liability and responsibility; previously a commercial litigator concentrating on antitrust, IP, arbitration and broker-dealer bankruptcies and liquidations. Partner/Associate, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, 1970-present; Assistant Professor, Alabama Law School, 1969-70; Litigation, counseling, negotiation and drafting with respect to antitrust (50%), intellectual property (25-30%), and general commercial matters.

ADR Experience
Have appeared as arbitrator or mediator in over 50 AAA administered arbitrations or mediations as well as a number of private mediations and arbitrations and mediations in the Eastern District of New York program. Party-appointed arbitrator, neutral, or chair in many AAA and other arbitrations. Mediated civil cases before USDC-EDNY; Advocate in several arbitrations, ADRs or early neutral evaluations.