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Alternative Dispute Resolution Consultant Designer of dispute resolution systems. Trainer of dispute resolution techniques. Lecturer. Practicing attorney, experienced arbitrator, and mediator.


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
1992 - 2015
Alternative Dispute Resolution Administrator
  • A Developed dispute resolution programs for Federal District Court and New York State Supreme Court.
  • Established skills training and creative options for resolving differences.
  • Authored program procedures for court-annexed neutral evaluation and mediation.
  • Educated judiciary, lawyers, and community as to the availability and advantages of ADR.
  • Achieved 60% settlement rate for all civil cases including contract, employment discrimination, and personal injury disputes.
AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION
March - May 1992
Education and Training Consultant
  • A Created commercial arbitration and mediation training programs for law firms.
CONTINENTAL GRAIN COMPANY
1986 - 1991
Associate Counsel/Director of Arbitration
1969 - 1978
Counsel for Asia and Latin America
  • A Organized international contract and arbitration seminars.
  • Advocate in international and maritime arbitrations.
  • Directed commercial litigation both in the U.S. and overseas.
COBEC (USA) INC.
1978-1980
General Counsel - Subsidiary of Bank of Brasil
  • Structured U.S. distribution of Brazilian manufactured consumer products and export of U.S. agricultural products to Brazil and the Far East.
  • Supervised litigation and arbitration.
PRIVATE PRACTICE
1980 - 1986
Managing Attorney - Litigation/Arbitration
1962 - 1964
  • Clients included The Supply Mission of India; Scandinavian, Brazilian, and Philippine exporters; and U.S. trading companies.
US District Court, Eastern District of New York
US District Court, Southern District of New York
1992 - 2015
Mediator
1973 New York University School of Law
LL.M., Foreign and Comparative Laws
1959 Harvard Law School
J.D.
1954 University of Wisconsin
B.A., Phi Kappa Phi
  • ADR Mediation Skills Training, Academy of Dispute Resolution, New York, October 1995.
  • National ADR Institute for Federal Judges, Harvard Law School, November 1993.
  • Mediation and Neutral Evaluation Training, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, July 1992 and June 1997.
  • Mediation Training, American Arbitration Association, New York, March 1992.
  • Interviewee, “Special Report, ADR in the Eastern and Southern Districts”, Federal Bar Council News, Vol. I, No. 5, December 1994.
  • Author, “Arbitration Appeals: A Comparison of Certain English and American Trading Associations”, Rassegna Dell’Arbitratato, Rome, Italy, 1988.
  • Author, “Report of American Bar Association’s President’s Delegation to China - July 1978”, Appendix to Fact Finding Mission Report by Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs to the Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives, December 1978.
  • Contributor, “Multinational Corporation Checklist for Subsidiaries”, Section of International Law, American Bar Association, 1975.

Teaching program:

International Commercial Arbitration, Fall 1992, New York University, School of Continuing Education. Developed course as an introduction for non-lawyers to the legal and practical aspects of arbitration as well as to its institutions. A simulated arbitration is conducted by the students under the instructor’s supervision. A research seminar paper is required instead of a final examination. Course is designed for 12 classes of two hours each. Syllabus prepared; binder assembled of collected law articles, statutes, conventions and treaties, arbitration institutional rules and publications.

Lectures:

  • Panelist, Mediation Skills Training Program, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, May 1995.
  • Panelist, Program on Mediation, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, May 1995.
  • Speaker, International Arbitration and ADR, Vietnam International Arbitration Centre at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vietnam, Saigon and Hanoi, April 1995.
  • Panelist, ADR Programs in the U.S. District Courts, New York County Lawyers Association, New York, March 1995.
  • Panelist, Arbitration, Mediation and Other ADR Methods, Advanced ALI-ABA Course of Study, New York, November 1993.
  • Panelist, Court Dispute Resolution Procedures, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, Toronto, October 1993.
  • Speaker, Dispute Resolution in the Eastern District of New York, Employee Benefits Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, September 1993.
  • Panelist, How to Handle Arbitrations in New York State and Federal Courts, Practicing Law Institute, New York, April 1993.
  • Speaker, Everything You Wanted to Know About ADR But Were Afraid to Ask, Society of Maritime Arbitrators, New York, January 1993.
  • Panelist, Arbitration and Mediation: Making Alternative Dispute Resolution Work For You, Connecticut Bar Association, Cromwell, Connecticut, September 1992.
  • Speaker, International Arbitration, Connecticut Bar Association, Section of International Law, New Haven, March 1992.
  • Speaker, International Arbitration, Brooklyn Law School, Breakfast Meeting of Graduate Law Students and Law Faculty, February 1992.
  • Panelist, Arbitration in the Americas, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, January 1991.
  • Panelist, Going International: International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, State Bar of Michigan at Ann Arbor, November 1990.
CDRC
City University of New York, Dispute Resolution Consortium, Director