Mike has experience as an arbitrator in New York and London, and as a mediator. For thirty years prior to being a full time neutral he had frequent contact with arbitrators and mediators as an advocate This cumulative experience provides an understanding of what has and has not worked in resolving disputes. The experience spans a wide variety of legal fields, including finance, commercial, contractual, governmental, employment, real estate and all forms of intellectual property. It is international including the US, UK, Asia and South America.
Mike has trained extensively to be a neutral and gained experience as one. This follows many legal and business experiences.
Mike is a CEDR Accredited Mediator having completed a 36 hour advanced mediator course by the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). Mike earlier completed the AAA's 40 hour basic mediator training. Having been selected, and then shadowed four meditations and done a mentored mediation, Mike is a member of the SDNY mediation panel. He is also on the NY Supreme Court Commercial Division's (p. 43) Panel of Mediators. and the District of New Jersey's list of certified mediators. (p.8). Mike is an Associate Member of and on the Register of Mediators of the UK Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).
Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, received its Diploma in International Arbitration and was Secretary of its New York Branch (2018-21) and a Tutor in its Accelerated Route to Fellowship. The American Arbitration Association Panel of Mediators and its National Panel of Arbitrators both include Mike and he has rendered scores of awards, often as sole arbitrator. The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution - CPR's Panel of Distinguished Neutrals - both arbitrators and mediators -includes Mike and he has served on a tribunal involving claims for hundreds of millions of dollars in a joint venture matter. He has its Certificate in Cybersecurity in ADR, is an active member of its Arbitration and Mediation Committees, is co-chair of both its Transparency and Dispute Board Task forces, and was on its Task Force on Remote Video Arbitration Proceedings. Several parties have nominated Mike to serve on tribunals of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and International Court of Arbitration for Art inaugural rosters of both Arbitrators and Mediators include Mike. Mike is on the Panel of the Business Arbitration Scheme of the Dispute Appointment Service of the Chartered Institute. Mike is also a member of ICC/USCIB and one of its committees, the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), International Arbitration Club of New York (web curator) (IACNY), and the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) and is on its Corporate Counsel Task Force. He has rendered an emergency award for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, awards for Hunt ADR and is listed as an arbitrator and mediator by the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He is on the list of candidates suitable for appointment as Chairperson for Arbitrations published by the European Union for use in trade disputes.
Mike is a member of the Council and Arbitration committee of CPR, the President's Committee for the Efficient Resolution of Disputes and is in his second term on the ADR (Mediation) Committee of the New York City Bar Association sandwiching a three year term on its Arbitration Committee. Signatory of The Green Pledge -Greener Arbitrations.