Mike serves as arbitrator, mediator, and professor. This is after 30 years as a full time commercial litigator and then seven years as Deputy General Counsel of a major financial services company, with global responsibility for litigation, employment, IP and other areas.
Mike is a Fellow of CIArb having completed a course also resulting in a Diploma in International Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and passed the evaluation procedures. He's a CEDR Certified Mediator, after completing the Center for Efficient Dispute Resolution's (CEDR) advanced mediator training and being evaluated. He earlier completed the American Arbitration Association's program for new mediators, including acting as an evaluated mediator in mock sessions and recently the AAA arbitrator training.
Mike is on the mediation and commercial arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association and the panels of distinguished professional arbitrators and mediators of CPR- the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. Mike has also been listed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) both as a mediator and as an arbitrator. Mike is on the mediation panels of the U.S. District Courts of the Southern District of New York and for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC).
Mike is a member of three bar-related groups concerned with arbitration and mediation in New York and is secretary of CIArb's NY Banch. Mike is teaching a course at Hofstra Law School, Fall semesters.