Has experience in complex commercial matters and large cases. Full-time mediator and arbitrator since 2012 with over 25 years of prior experience as an advocate, general counsel, corporate counsel and business representative in mediations. Experience includes claims exceeding $300 million and relating to multi-billion dollar transactions, as well as claims in the $1-15 million range. Worked as a mediator in the private sector and as a Special Master in the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department and the New York State Supreme Court, New York County Commercial Division.
Matters handled as mediator included disputes involving an international distribution agreement for consumer goods with claims exceeding $10 million and complex injunctive relief, international trademark licenses involving a consumer brand with multi-million dollar revenues in North America, large commercial real estate ventures and commercial leases, claims and counterclaims of fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary obligations and accounting issues in closely-held corporations, insurance underwriting, insurance fraud with claimed damages exceeding $15 million, commercial contracts and joint ventures. As corporate counsel worked on multiple mediations as counsel and/or business representative in disputes relating to insurance coverage with various claims exceeding $300 million, shareholder derivative claims, accounting, merger and acquisition post-closing adjustments and earn-outs in multi-billion dollar transactions, intellectual property, labor and employment (including employee benefits and discrimination claims) and executive employment, defamation, antitrust claims, class actions, accounting and royalties disputes, including residual payments in television and motion picture production agreements and complex commercial contracts.
Expertise and experience includes complex commercial matters and large cases, corporate transactions, corporate governance and internal investigations, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, intellectual property licensing and infringement (including patents, trademarks and copyrights), insurance and risk management (including general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, business interruption and cyber liability coverage’s), toxic torts and mass torts, environmental, media and entertainment law (including television, motion pictures, book publishing, music rights and music publishing), labor and employment (including discrimination based on age, race, sex and sexual orientation) and executive employment, international law, Internet and online law, distribution of video content through cable television, telecommunications and Internet channels, antitrust and competition law, securities law, shareholder derivative actions, First Amendment, libel and defamation, trade secrets, unfair competition (including claims under the California Unfair Business Practices Act BPC §17200 and the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, MGL §93A), false advertising, partnerships, domain names, fraud and misrepresentation, real estate, privacy, regulatory matters including FTC, FCC and European Union competition law and data transfer issues. As advocate, general counsel and corporate counsel represented both claimant and defendant positions in different matters.