Profession: Attorney • Arbitrator • Mediator
Work History: Law Office of Irene C. Warshauer 2007-present;Of Counsel, Fried & Epstein, LLP, 2000-2007; Partner, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C., 1975-99; Associate, Chadbourne & Parke, 1968-75; Officer, New York State Mental Health Information Service, 1966-68.
Experience Over 35 years experience as a litigator, negotiator, arbitrator, and mediator. Representation of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 corporate policyholders to recover insurance coverage for clean up of superfund sites, officers and directors insurance for securities class actions, fiduciary bond insurance for theft of corporate assets, etc., involving primary, excess and umbrella insurance over two billion dollars. The underlying cases involved chemical, communication, electronics, computers, and steel manufacture and required knowledge of those industries. Served as national counsel for asbestos defendants in charge of directing and coordinating more than 35 local counsel in over 100,000 cases. Total amounts of damages claimed in the asbestos cases exceeded several billion dollars. Defense of complex securities claims, including class actions.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience Experienced sole arbitrator, panel chair, or panel member in over 80 matters involving commercial business, securities, breach of contract, employment, insurance, brokerage disputes, franchise related claims, and torts. Arbitration of large securities related claims and customer broker claims, employment (wrongful termination), franchise agreements and general commercial claims. As a mediator of more than 150 matters, including a class action involving governmental entities and objecting intervenors, software supply contract with a large investment banker, distributorship disputes, employment disputes (race, gender and ADA discrimination and sexual harassment), franchise agreements, securities (broker dealer, customer and employment matters) and breach of contract claims. Trainer of arbitrators and mediators.
Publications and Speaking Engagements PUBLICATIONS: "Electronic Discovery in Arbitration: Privilege Issues and Spoliation of Evidence," DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, Nov. 2006-Jan. 2007;"The Neutral in Multiple Roles,"ARBITRATION NOW, ABA 1999; "ADR and Insurance Coverage Dispute Resolution," U.S. INSURANCE REPORT, 1998; "New YorkCourt Upholds Arbitrators Power to Impose a Punitive Damage Remedy," ALTERNATIVES, vol. 16, no. 2, February 1998. SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: "Electronic Discovery and Arbitration: A Shortcut through E-Discovery" Fordham Law School Third Annual Conference on International Arbitration, June 2008;Mock Mediation:"Ms. Lotta Talent v. Starstruck Management Associates" AAA Oct. 2005; Subpeona Issues in Arbitration-What Arbitrators Should KnowAAA April 2005; "Med-Arb: Dream Solution or Ethical Nightmare," NYCBar May 2002.
Education University of Michigan (BA, with distinction-1963); Columbia Law School(LLB, cum laude-1966).