I serve as an independent arbitrator and mediator in complex and high-value commercial disputes, with an approximately even division between international arbitrations and U.S. domestic matters. In recent years the majority of my arbitral appointments have been as the presiding arbitrator of three-member tribunals, usually upon the nomination of the party-appointed co-arbitrators but occasionally upon selection by the provider organization. I have had considerable exposure in recent appointments to financial services, banking, insurance, and pharmaceuticals. A more complete listing of subject matters of my cases as arbitrator since I began service as an arbitrator in 2006 can be found on my AAA CV, for which a link is provided on this home page. I have been appointed in cases under AAA international and domestic rules, and under the ICC, LCIA and CPR Rules. I maintain active relationships with the provider organizations, publish in their journals, speak at or participate in their conferences, and maintain a position on their arbitrator rosters. In 2016 I was selected to the CPR’s exclusive National Panel, having been for several years on its Distinguished Panels of Neutrals for international, accounting, and banking-finance disputes. Annually I am privileged to be recommended for my work in international arbitration in several publications that rank legal professionals based on peer surveys: New York Super Lawyers TM, Who’s Who in Commercial Arbitration™, Best Lawyers in America™, Euromoney Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide™.
Serious writing about arbitration law and practice issues is an important part of my activity. Since 2009 I have written more than 150 “posts” to Arbitration Commentaries. My article Living (or not) with the partisan arbitrator: are there limits to deliberations secrecy? appears in Vol. 32, No. 4 (2016) of Arbitration International. My article A Glance Into History for the Emergency Arbitrator has just been published in the Fordham International Law Journal (Volume 40, Issue #3 (2017). I have just completed the chapter on arbitral jurisdiction for the forthcoming Practicing Law Institute Treatise: Arbitrating Commercial Disputes in the United States (expected release July 2018). In 2017, I wrote the new chapter on non-party discovery in U.S.-seated arbitrations for the just-published (November 2017) 4th edition of the College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration. This contribution was in some respects an encapsulation of key points addressed in the New York City Bar Association’s (2015) Annotated Model Arbitral Witness Summons, for which I served as the leader of the drafting committee. Links to many of my published articles may be found at the “Publications” link above.
My arbitration community activities and memberships include the International Arbitration Club of New York, the International Council on Commercial Arbitration, the American Society of International Law, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York Branch and the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, the Members Consultative Group for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration, and the Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar Association.