75 Livingston Street, Apt. 16 B
Brooklyn, New York 11201
 (917) 650-5870

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

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.
March - May 1992
Education and Training Consultant
  • A Created commercial arbitration and mediation training programs for law firms.
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.
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.
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
1973 New York University School of Law
LL.M., Foreign and Comparative Laws
1959 Harvard Law School
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.


  • 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.
City University of New York, Dispute Resolution Consortium, Director