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About David

David focuses on mediation, arbitration and resolution of large and complex cases. He spent 37+ years litigating these very sorts of cases as a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and has been teaching Complex Civil Litigation at Duke Law School for the past seven years. He is a member of the Commercial Mediation and Arbitration Panel of Federal Arbitration Inc. (FedArb) and the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). He is an ARIAS-US  certified arbitrator and mediator.  He has also been appointed by parties to serve as an arbitrator on ICDR and JAMS tripartite arbitration panels. 

Our Approach

David applies 39-plus years of experience litigating, settling and teaching complex commercial litigation to helping litigants resolve their disputes as a Mediator, Arbitrator and Special Master.


What Clients Say

David has been successfully resolving complex disputes. Read what a number of counsel have said. 

Mediation Thinking

David shares some of his thinking about mediations from his Quarterly Updates.  

Arbitration Thoughts

David shares some thoughts about Arbitration from his Quarterly Updates. 

Sample Matters

David shares the nature of the disputes he has handled as Mediator, Arbitrator and Special Master.

Contact Us


Telephone: 917-837-5529 



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