B.A., 1963, Yale University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; M.A., 1965, University of Chicago, Philosophy; Ph.D., 1972, Columbia University, Philosophy; J.D., 1979, Columbia University, Stone Scholar, Editor, Columbia Law Review
1979-85 Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton, Corporate Department (New York & Paris offices); 1985-95 Associate and, from 1986, Partner, Corporate Department, Holtzmann, Wise & Shepard, New York; 1995-2006 Partner and, from 2005, Of Counsel, Corporate Department, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York; 2006 Self-employed.
2005- Numerous mediations as volunteer mediator for Southern District and Eastern District of Federal Courts in construction law, banking law, contract, personal injury, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment and employment dispute cases. 2008- Mediated dispute between two senior executives of major charitable organization. 2009- Special Master, Appellate Division, First Department, Supreme Court of the State of New York. Obligatory hearing to resolve appeals on corporate, financial, and labor cases. 2010- Mediator for Commercial Division, New York Supreme Court. Have mediated contract, insurance coverage and partnership cases. 2011- American Arbitration Association mediator. Have mediated contract cases and dispute between co-authors of a book, as well as Storm Sandy insurance disputes.