University of Michigan Law School, JD 1969
Employment History 2010-present Self-employed attorney, mediator and arbitrator. 1969-2010 Partner and associate in Litigation Department, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. 1990-2016 Lecturer in Law: Law of Sports, Columbia University School of Law. Litigation Experience More than 40 years as a civil trial lawyer with an emphasis on litigation and counseling in complex commercial disputes. Clients included Major League Baseball, national accounting firms, financial institutions and manufacturing concerns. Amounts in controversy ranged from low six-figure claims to more than $100 million. Typical matters include: Employment related disputes including discrimination claims, FSLA disputes, as well as claims for violations of non-competition agreements and unfair competition; Individually negotiated employer/ employee issues including executive compensation and amounts of pay owed upon termination; Sports law issues including representation of Major League Baseball and individual clubs in litigation and negotiations involving other leagues and clubs, vendors and government agencies on matters including contractual obligations,sponsorship and licensing, and trademark issues and antitrust and other regulatory issues; Financial services, manufacturing, and insurance disputes involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud and securities law, including several disputes in the bankruptcy courts; Accountants liability disputes including claims for audit and tax malpractice.
Since becoming devoted to a mediator practice in 2011, I have handled many mediations involving a variety of subject matters. My experience includes: Participant in mediations and arbitrations as an advocate for over forty years, in commercial disputes, including discrimination and wrongful discharge claims; financial services claims, accountant's liability claims and bankruptcy claims. Arbitrator Panel Chair and occasional panelist in customer and employee arbitrations before FINRA; Member of the Employment and Sports Law Panels of CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Member of Second Circuit CAMP Court Ordered Mediation Panel; Member of the Mediation Panels for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Unites States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York; Member of the Mediation Panel for the New York State Supreme Court, New York County.
Professional Licenses Admitted to the bar in New York (1969), District of Columbia (1983), and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of Columbia among other federal courts. Education Cornell University (B.A., Government 1965), London School of Economics (M.Sc. 1966) and University of Michigan Law School (J.D. cum laude 1969). Publications New York's Amended Attachment Statute: A Prejudgment Remedy in Need of Further Revision, 44 Brook. L. Rev. 199 (1978); The Port Authority 1962 Covenant: Bar to Mass Transportation, 27 Rutgers L. Rev. 1 (1973).