In Mediations, David combines facilitative with evaluative techniques to help counsel and the parties resolve disputes, digging in deeply to learn the case, treating counsel and the parties with the utmost respect, searching for solutions based on carefully listening to and probing the parties and aided by many years of experience.
David’s specialized expertise includes complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, insurer insolvency, securities, corporate governance, product liability and mass torts, contract and fraud claims. In his 39-plus years of law practice and service as a neutral, he has had extensive experience across a variety of industries, including the financial services and insurance industries, beer, spirits and wine industries, automobile and motorcycle industries and the pharmaceutical industry.
In Arbitrations, David treats all participants with respect, thoroughly learns his cases and is a good listener. Here as well, he applies his wealth of experience as a litigator, law professor and neutral under the relevant arbitration rules, applicable law and facts.
Again, David's specialized expertise from his multiple decades of litigation and service as a neutral includes complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, insurer insolvency, securities, corporate governance, product liability and mass torts, contract, fraud and dealer termination claims, with extensive experience across many industries, including financial services and insurance, alcohol beverages, automobiles, motorcycles and pharmaceuticals.
The same approach applies to the Special Master role, where he is available to resolve e-discovery, privilege and other disputes and to help settle large scale litigation. For example, as a discovery Special Master, he can help the parties resolve disputes over privileged documents without, in most cases, the trial judge ever having to review the subject documents. This removes burden from the trial judge while also insulating the judge from exposure to the substance of privileged documents. Similarly, David can work with the parties through the details of resolving e-discovery and other discovery issues that would take many hours that the presiding Judge simply does not have readily available.
And, of course, David can be available when asked to assist the parties in settling their dispute.