Fordham University (B.A. in Communications, 1979); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1984); Baruch/Cornell ILR Program (1992-1993)
Attorney/Arbitrator/Mediator/ALJ, 1986-Present; New York Post, 1983-1992; New York Daily News, 1976-1983; Currently serves as Arbitrator at FINRA (formerly known as NASD and NYSE) as sole arbitrator, panel chairman, and panel member, EDNY; Administrative Law Judge (Impartial Hearing Officer) for new York State Office of Vocational an Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESI); mediator at FINRA, EDNY.
FINRA Mediation and Arbitration, US District Court-EDNY (mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation); Resolution Resources, Inc. (mediation); AAA; NYS Office of VESI (ALJ); NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (ALJ); The Civil Court of the City of New York (arbitration); New York City Civil Court-Small Claims Court (arbitration).
Professional Licenses: Admitted to the bar in New York State (1986); New Jersey (1987); United States District Court, EDNY and SDNY. Professional Associations: AAA; ABA; American Judges Association, Association of the Bar of the City of NY, Brooklyn Bar Association, Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association, Nassau County Lawyers Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Over 20 year experience as a litigator with experience representing parties in arbitrations, mediations, trials, administrative hearings, and proceedings involving claims that have included employment claims related to breach of contract, compensation, wrongful termination, promissory notes, injunctive relief, unfair competition; discrimination claims related to age, gender, race, disability and sexual harassment; labor law, labor relations disputes regarding contract interpretation and employee discipline; commercial disputes including claims for breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, commercial torts, and injunctive relief; breach of fiduciary duty claims involving officers directors, and partners; and, personal injury. He is familiar with legal and evidentiary burdens, damages, and the costs of litigation, including e-discovery, in both time and money. He has tried cases to verdict in United States District Court, new York State Supreme Court, and Civil Court of the City of New York.