John H. Wilkinson

John Wilkinson

Work History 
Of Counsel, Fulton, Rowe & Hart, 1998-present. Partner/Associate, Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, 1968-98; Clerk, Honorable Walter R. Mansfield, Southern District of New York, 1966-67.

Professional Background And Experience, General 
As a trial attorney, litigator and partner at Donovan Leisure Newton for more than 25 years, he represented clients in numerous arbitrations, mediations, and trials of complex corporate disputes.

He serves on the panels of neutrals of the American Arbitration Association; the International Centre for Dispute Resolution;  CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (National and International Panels of Distinguished Neutrals); Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.

Wilkinson has been recognized in a number of well known publications, including:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012.
  • Super Lawyers, NY Times Magazine, 2012.
  • New York Area's Best Lawyers, NY Magazine, 2012.
  • Marquis, Who's Who in the World; Who's Who in America, 2012.
  • Legal News, Top 3% of Attorneys in the U.S., 2009.
  • American Registry, America's Most Honored Professionals, 2012.
  • American Lawyer, Top Lawyers, 2012. 

Specific Experience in ArbitrationMediation, & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professional Licenses 
Admitted to the Bar: New York, 1965; U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1968); U.S. Court of Appeals: Second (1981), Eleventh (1982), Third (1984), Fifth (1987) and Seventh (1990) Circuits.

Professional Associations 
Wilkinson is a member of the ABA, the NYC Bar Ass'n and the N.Y. State Bar Ass'n and, in addition, serves or has served as:

  • Fellow, Board of Directors, College of Commercial Arbitrators (current).
  • Vice Chair, ABA Arbitration Committee (current).
  • Chair-Elect of the Dispute Resolution Section of the NY State Bar Ass'n ("NYSB DRS") (current).
  • Executive Committee of the NYSB DRS (2008 to present).
  • Co-Chair, Arbitration Committee, NYSB DRS (2010-12).
  • Co-Chair, Mediation Committee, NYSB DRS (2008-10).
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (current).

Williams College (BA-1962); Fordham Law School (LLB-1965); Note Editor, Law Review; Awards for highest grades in eight separate law school courses.

Publications and Speaking Engagements 
Wilkinson is co-author and editor of the ADR Practice Book (John Wiley & Sons), which received an award and honorarium as the best dispute resolution book of the year. In addition, he has authored numerous publications on arbitration and mediation, including the following, among many others

  • Co-Author, NYS Bar Ass'n, Guidelines for the Arbitrator's Conduct of the Pre-Hearing Phase of Domestic and International Commercial Arbitrations, Nov. 2011.
  • Co-Author, College of Commercial Arbitrators, Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (2d ed. 2010).
  • Arbitration Tools, Increasing Efficiency Through Discovery Protocols, Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, March 2010.
  • Arbitration Contract Clauses, a Potential Key to a Cost-Effective Process, ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine, Fall 2009.
  • Arbitration Contract Clauses, GPSOLO (The Best Articles Published by the ABA), March 2010.
  • The Future of Arbitration, Striking a Balance Between Quick Justice and Fair Resolution of Complex Claims, BNA, Inc., April 21, 2008.
  • Streamlining Arbitration of the Complex Case, Dispute Resolution Journal, August 2000.
  • Managing the Large Complex Case, Dispute Resolution Journal, 1996.

Wilkinson is a frequent speaker on arbitration and mediation to professional and bar organizations, corporate legal departments, and law school classes, as well as to groups such as the legal department of the Navy.

United States of America.

New York, NY