Academic Qualifications:JD University of Virginia School of Law (Editor, U. of Virginia Law Review)
BA Magna Cum Laude University of Pennsylvania
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Executive Committee, NY Branch), College of Commercial Arbitrators.
Panels/Rosters: Arbitration: ICDR; AAA Large and Complex Case Panel and Commercial Panel; CPR Distinguished Panels of Neutrals: National, International, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Securities; Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association; ICC Arbitrator Database. Mediation: ICDR, AAA Commercial, U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York, New York Supreme Courts for New York, Westchester, and Nassau Counties.
Member, American Law Institute (ALI Members’ Consultative Group for Restatement (Third) of Law of International Commercial Arbitration); International Arbitration Club of New York, The Arbitration Club (London), Institut D’Arbitrage International (IAI), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Institute for Transmational Arbitration (ITA), Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), USCIB Arbitration Committee (U.S. national committee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration).
Chair, Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator in ~ 40 international and domestic commercial arbitrations under ICDR, LCIA, ICC, CPR and AAA Commercial/Large and Complex Case Rules. 36 year career as counsel in commercial arbitrations and litigations, frequently matters having international elements, and in contract-based Investor-State arbitrations and Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal arbitration. Mediator of ~ 70 international and US domestic commercial disputes; certified by the International Mediation Institute (IMI) in 2015.
Founder and author of Arbitration Commentaries (http://arbblog.lexmarc.us) and contributor of numerous articles and commentaries to arbitration journals. Frequent guest lecturer to professional and academic groups on international arbitration, including TCAS Gold Standard Course and Osgoode Hall Law School undergraduate and executive programs.
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