I have been a partner in the New York office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1988. I am currently Chair of the firm’s Policy Committee, Co-Chair of the International Arbitration & Litigation Group and Co-Chair of the Class Action Litigation Group. I previously served as Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Global Advocacy practices, as a member of the Management Committee, and as New York Office Head.
I represent clients in a broad array of complex domestic and international commercial disputes involving claims of antitrust, FCA, RICO and securities law violations; defamation, false advertising, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition and other business torts; employment discrimination; financial services; healthcare and insurance; intellectual property; products liability; and product distribution involving dealership, distributorship, franchising and licensing arrangements.
Dispute Resolution Experience
I have approximately 25 years of experience as an arbitrator and mediator of domestic and international commercial disputes. I have served as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in approximately 250 arbitrations (including class arbitrations and other multi-party proceedings), and have authored dozens of reasoned awards. I have also mediated approximately 150 domestic and international commercial disputes.
I currently serve as Vice President and, in October 2016, will become President-Elect, of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. I am a member of the Board of Directors (and Executive Committee) of the New York International Arbitration Center, the Executive Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association, the American Arbitration Association Large Complex Case Panel of Arbitrators, the American Arbitration Association Master Mediation Panel, the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals (Cross Border and Franchise Panels), the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals Panel, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York Panel of Arbitrators, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Panel of Mediators, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the London Court of International Arbitration, and the International Arbitration Club of New York. I have served as an instructor for many programs on arbitration best practices and mediation advocacy.
Selected Honors, Awards and Civic Involvement
Since 2006, I have been listed in Best Lawyers of America for both Arbitration and Mediation and in New York SuperLawyers for Business Litigation. I have been listed in Who’s Who Legal–Commercial Mediation since 2011. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and I am Treasurer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, of the Fund for Modern Courts.
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972; J.D., New York University School of Law, 1975.