1 NAME/ADDRESS/PHONE ADMISSIONS EDUCATION BACKGROUND ADR EXPERIENCE GAER, EUGENE A., Esq. Attorney at Law 60 East 42 nd Street - Ste 4600 New York, N.Y Phone: Fax: N.Y.: 1978 SDNY: 1978 EDNY: d Cir.: 1985 U.S. Sup. Ct.: 1981 Others Lawrence College: B.A., 1963 Harvard: M.A., 1964 Add l graduate work at U. of WI and U. of Chicago Columbia: J.D., 1977 Private practice, date: mainly commercial litigation and employment law. Vice President and Genl. Counsel, FOJP Service Corp., : in company providing insurance, litigation support, and risk management to hospitals, managed areas of medical malpractice, PI, and directors and officers liability. Litigator, Rosenman & Colin, : focus included creditors rights, RE and securities. litigation. Also serves as JHO or administrative law judge for agencies including Transit Authority s Adjudication Bureau, and, in past, the State Dept. of Health. Attended Advanced Training for Commercial Division Mediators sponsored by the New York State Unified Court System (8 hrs.) April, Attended Basic Commercial Mediation Training, sponsored by Commercial Division, New York County (24 hrs.) July, GARAY, ERICA B., Esq. Meyer Suozzi English & Klein, P.C. 990 Stewart Avenue, Ste. 300 Garden City, N.Y Phone: (fax) Website: N.Y.: 1979 S.D.N.Y.: 1979 E.D.N.Y.: 1979 N.D.CA.: 1986 CA.: 1987 (inactive) C.D.CA.: 1987 U.S. Ct. of Appeals, Fed. Cir.: rd Cir.: nd Cir.: 1998 E.D.WI.: 2000 Binghamton U., 1973, B.A. St. John s U. School of Law, 1978, J.D. Meyer Suozzi English & Klein, PC (2003-present), concentrating on commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, insurance coverage, business dissolutions, shareholder derivative litigation, Chair of firm s ADR Practice Group(2011); Rivkin Radler ( ), associate and partner specializing in commercial litigation; Wilkie Farr & Gallagher ( ), associate in commercial litigation; New York Member - Commercial Division mediation rosters of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, New York, and Westchester Counties; Member U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York Bankruptcy Court Mediation Panel, and the U.S. District Court for
2 the Eastern District of New York Hurricane Sandy Mediation Panel. Arbitrator and Mediator for the American Arbitration Association (Commercial Panel). City Corporation Counsel ( ), assistant corporation counsel in commercial and general litigation. ADR Training: - NY Supreme Court Mediation Training (2012 & 2011) - NY Supreme Court Commercial Division Advanced Mediation Training Program (2010) - Suffolk County Commercial Division Mediaiton Training (2009) - Numerous AAA Advanced Mediator Training Series programs. GASTWIRTH, LORETTA,M. Esq. Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP 190 Willis Avenue, Mineola, New York Phone.: ext. 119 Fax: N.Y S.D.N.Y E.D.N.Y d Cir U.S. Sup. Ct.:1997 N.D.N.Y Fed. Cir State University of New York at Albany; B.S., magna cum laude; Dec. 1978; Major: Bus. Adm. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, June 1982; Cardozo Law Review: Notes and Comments Editor; Editorial Board Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP; Commercial Litigation Partner (1993-Present); Winick & Rich, P.C. ( );Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon LLP ( ); SimpsonThacher & Bartlett LLP ( ).U.S. District Court, N.D. Texas(Dallas), Law Clerk to U.S.D.J. Jerry Buchmeyer ( ).The areas of law practiced most often include: breach of contract; corporate, partnership, business ownership, shareholder, dissolution, derivative actions and joint venture disputes; construction, real property and related disputes; employment litigation including discrimination, trade secrets, executive compensation and covenants not to compete or solicit; intellectual property; securities litigation; and Indian gaming law. Industries include: computer software, telecommunications, publishing, manufacturing, real estate, construction, technology, securities and medical and related practices. Certified Mediator for the Supreme Court Westchester and Queens County Commercial Divisions. Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (Commercial Panel). Mediator Training: Nassau County Bar Ass n, Mediation Training for the Commercial Division (24 hrs.); Nassau County Bar Assn., Advanced Mediation Training for the Commercial Division (16 hrs.). ADR Training: AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics; AAA Muscular Arbitration: Trimming the Fat Out of Arbitration; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards; and AAA Arbitrator training: Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process Substantial representation of clients in mediation and arbitration in multiple domestic and international venues.
3 GATES, PETER, Esq. Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, LLP 2 Wall Street New York, NY Phone: Fax: N.Y.: nd Cir.: 1966 S.D.N.Y.: 1973 Harvard U., B.A., 1956 Columbia Law School, LLS, 1963 Carter Ledyard & Milburn, LLP, 1963-retirement in 2014 (partner till 2004, then of counsel), over 40 years in general corporate/commercial practice representing banks, borrowers, manufacturing companies, and private foundations. Extensive experience in real property transactions, tax exempt organizations, art law, publishing, and entertainment. American Arbitration Association arbitrator (Commercial Panel) since Extensive arbitration training. Mediation training has included attendance at (I) the New York State Bar Association 3-day commercial mediation course in March 2012, and (ii) the IICPR 2-day advanced commercial mediation course in June GERBER, ANDREW J., Esq. 2 Clinton Avenue Dobbs Ferry, N.Y Phone: Fax: N.Y.: 1957 S.D.N.Y.: 1961 UVM: B.A., 1954 Yale: LL.B., 1957 Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Columbia House Co. (acquisition of rights, licensing and direct marketing of recorded music and videos), Vice President and General Attorney, Sony Music Entertainment, General Attorney, CBS Records/CBS Inc. Law Department, Partner, Heit & Rothenberg, ASCAP, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, Extensive experience dealing with legal issues and transactions regarding music records, videos, motion pictures, theater, publishing and other entertainment and copyright matters. New York County (8 hrs), May 27, 2009 Attended Advanced Training for Commercial Division Mediators sponsored by the New York State Unified Court System (8 hrs.) April, Completed mediation training (30 hours), ABCNY, Conducted numerous commercial mediations and numerous arbitrations for AAA, FINRA, and the Better Business Bureau. GERSTEIN, RALPH, Esq. 12 Canoe Brook Drive West Windsor, New Jersey Phone: Website: rgerstein.com N.Y.: 1975 S.D.N.Y.: 1977 E.D.N.Y.: 1977 U.S.S.C.: 1984 N.J.: 2000 Dist. Ct., N.J.: 2000 N.Y.U., B.A.: 1971 Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1974 Private Practice ( ; present) - practice devoted to educational law and private mediation in real estate, commercial, and unemployment cases. Principal Court Attorney, New York County Supreme Court ( )-extensive research and drafting of decisions in a broad civil caseload, with emphasis on commercial, tort, real estate, insurance, and employment law. Assistant Corporation Counsel, Member, New Jersey courts roster of mediators for the following counties: Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Union, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Burlington, Camden, Hunterdon, Somerset, Ocean and Atlantic County.
4 City of New York ( )- defended the Cit of New York in personal injury, education, and medical malpractice lawsuits. GERSTEL, LINDA, Esq. Anderson Kill & Olick 1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY Phone: CT.: 1986 N.Y.: 1987 S.D.N.Y.: 1987 E.D.N.Y.: 1987 D.C.: 1987 Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A., 1983 Temple University, J.D., 1986 Aderson Kill & Olick (1990-present) General commercial litigation practice with emphasis on creditors rights, employment, real estate, partnership disputes, insurance recovery, and brokerage commission disputes. Slade & Pellman ( ) General commercial litigation practice with emphasis on creditors rights, beach of contract actions, real estate, and insurance disputes. Mediator for Queens County Commercial Division; the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Panel; the New Jersey Commercial Panel;.the American Arbitration Association Storm Sandy Mediation Panel; Ghana Mediation- Arbitration Panel (through Fordham University Law School); arbitrator and member of the Association of Arbitrators of the Civil Court of the City of New York Small Claims Part. GETTNER, ALAN, Esq. 200 W. 86th Street New York, NY Phone: N.Y.: 1979 S.D.N.Y.: 2005 E.D.N.Y.: 2007 Yale University, B.A., 1963 University of Chicago, M.A., 1965 Columbia University, Ph.D., 1972 Columbia Law School, J.D., 1979 Mediator-commercial disputes involving commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, employment disputes, construction contracts, software contracts, loan agreements and banking disputes (2006-present)). Commercial Practice - transactional expertise in mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, supply agreements distribution and agency agreements, license agreements, employment and consulting contracts, and corporate finance; represented clients in chemical, publishing, advertising, software, building and transportation industries; supervised commercial litigation and participated in or led settlement negotiations (patterson Belknap, Webb & Tyler ) (Holtzmann, Wise & Shepard ( ) (Debevoise & Plimpton ). Volunteer mediator for S.D.N.Y. and E.D.N.Y.; Special Master, Appellate Division, First Department. AAA panel of mediators. GIBSON, R. PEYTON, Esq. The Gibson Law Firm 380 Lexington Avenue - 17 th Floor New York, NY Phone: Fax: N.Y.: 1976 S.D.N.Y.: 1978 D.C.: 1980 W.D.N.Y.: 1981 N.J.: 1987 Howard: B.A., 1968 American: M.B.A., 1971 Columbia: J.D., 1975 Partner, Phillips, Lytle, LLP, date (Special Counsel, ). Member, Marcus Montgomery, P.C., Adjunct Prof., Columbia U., Counsel, Varet Marcus & Fink, P.C., ; Associate, Booth, Marcus & Pierce,
5 Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Law Clerk, Hon. Damon J. Keith, Chief Judge, U.S.D.C., E.D. of Michigan, Thirty years of experience in corporate, bankruptcy, and general litigation. New York County (8 hrs), May 27, 2009 Attended Advanced Training for Commercial Division Mediators sponsored by the New York State Unified Court System (8 hrs.) April, NASD Southern District-Bankruptcy Court Training (24 hrs.) Certified mediator, U.S.B.C., S.D.N.Y. DAVID H. GIKOW, ESQ. 450 West End Avenue New York, N.Y Phone: Fax: N.Y.: 1978 U.S.D.C.: 1978 S.D.N.Y.: 1978 E.D.N.Y.:1978 2nd Cir.: 1989 U. of Rochester: B.A., 1974 Harvard: J.D., 1977 Private practice. Lehman & Gikow, General practice, primarily in commercial litigation including intellectual property, contract law, real estate law, business torts, securities fraud, restrictive covenants, insurance law, and letter of credit law. Practice included general business and real estate law. Certificate in computer programming from Columbia, Commercial litigation associate, Kelley Drye & Warren, New York County (8 hrs), May 27, Attended Advanced Training for Commercial Division Mediators sponsored by the New York State Unified Court System (8 hrs.) April, Completed A.B.C.N.Y. 30-hour mediation training, GISE, ROBIN H., Esq. JAMS 620 Eighth Avenue, 34 th Floor New York, NY Phone: N.Y.: 2001 S.D.N.Y.: 2002 E.D.N.Y.: 2002 Oberlin College, B.A., 1994 Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2000 Mediator & Arbitrator (2009- present, since 2015 at JAMS) - Specializing in commercial, employment, insurance, construction, and other disputes. Mediated dozens of cases inn the Storm Sandy Mediation Program administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Arbitrates cases on various panels including the AAA and he New York City Office of Collective Bargaining. Cohen Weiss and Simon, LLP ( ) - Litigator with extensive experience in trials, arbitrations, and motion practice, focusing on labor, employment, and bankruptcy cases. Kaiser, Sauborn & Mair, P.C.( ) - Represented individuals in employment discrimination cases and employment contract negotiations. Storm Sandy Mediation Panel and Realty Advisory Board/SEIU Local 32bj Mediation Panel (employment discrimination cases). Attended New York City Bar Association 3-Day Basic Mediation Training Program, Mediation Coach, New York City Bar Association Advanced Commercial Mediation Training, 2012-present. Employment Law Trainer, SDNY Employment Mediation Program, Mediator, Storm Sandy Mediation Panel, EDNY. Arbitrator, FINRA Dispute Resolution.
6 GOLDBERG, MARC STUART, Esq. March Stuart Goldberg, LLC 670 White Plains Road Scarsdale, NY Phone: N.Y.: 1975 S.D.N.Y.: 1975 E.D.N.Y.: 1975 U.S. Sup. Ct.: 1978 D.C., CT. Cornell University, C.W. Post College of L.I. University, B.A., 1970 St. John s University School of Law, J.D Mediate LLC (2013-present) - Private mediation practice. Marc Stuart Goldberg, LLC (Small firm ( ) and solo practice (1998-present) concentrating on complex bankruptcy maters, workouts and reorganizations, and general corporate and commercial litigation and mediation. Practiced in these same areas while associated with Walter Conston Alexander & Green ( ), Dreyer and Traub ( ), and Nachamie, Kirschner, Levine, Siptz and Goldberg, P.C. ( ). Member of the following mediation panels: U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y., and Dist. of Delaware) S.D.N.Y. Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers (CLUSTER) GOLDSMITH, WALTER D., Esq. Goldsmith and Fass 360 Lexington Avenue 13 th Floor New York, N.Y Phone: Fax: N.Y.: 1971 Queens: B.A. NYU: J.D., L.L.M.. Real Estate Partner, Sonnenschein, Sherman, 2004-present; representing builders, promoters, purchasers and tenants. Partner, Friedman, Krauss & Zlotolow, LLP, ; real estate transactions and litigation. Associate ( ) and Partner ( ), Phillips, Nizer; specializing in real estate. Special Deputy Attorney General, Real Estate Financing Bureau, NYS Department of Law, New York County (8 hrs), April 1, 2010 New York County (8 hrs), April 8, 2010 Trained in mediation (one-week program, in excess of 35 hours), AAA. Attended NYSBA courses on mediation. Mediator and Arbitrator, AAA and NASD. Served as mediation trainer for AAA and NASD. 25 years of experience in mediation and arbitration and has served in more than 300 matters. GOLDSTEIN, MARC J., Esq. Marc J. Goldstein Litigation and Arbitration Chambers 1230 Avenue of the Americas, 7 th Fl. New York, N.Y Phone: Fax: Mobile: E:mail: N.Y.: 1981 E.D.N.Y.: 1981 S.D.N.Y: st Cir. 2 nd Cir. 3 rd Cir. U. of Penn.: B.A., 1976 U. of Virginia: J.D., 1980 Founder and partner since 2007, marc J. Goldstein Litigation and Arbitration Chambers. Member, American Law Institute; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Creator and Author, A r b i t r a t i o n C o m m e n t a r i e s ( New York County (8 hrs), May 27, AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2009.
7 Website: Arbitration Commentaries: A r b i t r a t o r R o s t e r s : C P R Distinguished Panels of Neutrals (International, Banking and Accounting, Entertainment); AAA International Panel, AAA Large and Complex Case Panel, Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; ICC North America arbitrator database; World Intellectual Property Organization. Trial lawyer and commercial litigator since Arbitrator since Mediator since Counsel and leader of international arbitration practice at Proskauer Rose, , Associate and Counsel, Proskauer Rose, ; Partner, Rosenfeld & Kaplan, 2003; Counsel, Meiselman, Denlea, 2004; Partner, Hodgson Russ, CIArb Mediation Symposium, The Key Issues and Challenges facing Mediators, London, England (8hrs), September 24, Center for Mediation in Law, Mediation Intensive Training Program, ICC Arbitration Workshop, IBA Arbitration Day, 2008, 2007, 2005, IBA Annual Meeting, Committee D Arbitration Sessions, Numerous other Symposiums and workshops. Knowledge and experience in d i s p u t e s i n v o l v i n g ( e. g. ) : i n t e r n a t i o n a l c o m m e r c i a l transactions, accounting, banking, aviation, finance, officer and director liability, insurance coverage, bankruptcy and restructuring, shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, securities fraud, antitrust law. GOLDSTON, ALAN M., Esq. 164 White Road Scarsdale, N.Y Phone: Fax: N.Y. :1973 E.D.N.Y.:1973 S.D.N.Y.:1973 Others. Columbia Law School: J.D., Over twenty five years of practice in corporate, commercial, intellectual property and real estate litigation. Solo Practice, 1995-Present. Hecht & Goldston, Warshaw Burstein et al, Partner, Pakus Gordon & Hyman U.S. SEC, Enforcement Attorney and Branch Chief, ; Special Assistant US Attorney, New York County (8 hrs), April 8, 2010 Attended the Mediation Workshop presented by the Commercial Division, June 1999 (24 hours). Completed both the Mediation Workshop and Advanced Mediation Training provided by the Commercial Division. Arbitrator, E.D.N.Y. Have conducted many AAA, NYSE, and NASD arbitrations.
8 GOODMAN, LORNA B., Esq. 551 Madison Avenue, 7 th Floor New York, NY Phone: N.Y.: 1976 S.D.N.Y.: 1977 E.D.N.Y.: nd Circuit: 1981 U.S.S.C.: 1986 Vassar College, A.B., 1963 Hofstra Univ. School of Law, J.D., 1975 New York City Charter Revision Commission of Nassau County Attorney ( ). Supervised and deployed 108 attorneys in nine specialized bureaus covering areas of law that included commercial litigation, contracts, real estate transactions, labor and employment, civil rights, family law, torts, and tax certiorari. Having been appointed as County Attorney when the county s bonds were rated at junk level, performed analytical and legal work that resulted in 11 bond upgrades and the ability of the county to negotiate with credit markets on its own and without the supervision of a State-appointed financial control board. New York City Law Department ( ). As assistant corporation counsel and then member of the executive staff, initiated the Affirmative Litigation Division, which represented the City as plaintiff. Brought suits against the tobacco industry, corrupt city employees, fraudulent contractors, and dishonest not-forprofit agencies. Challenged the State in suits alleging underfunding of constitutionally established education norms and overreaching public assistance programs. Member of SDNY mediation panel. Mediation training - Peace Institute GOTKO, LANCE J., Esq. Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP 1633 Broadway New York, N.Y Phone: Fax: N.Y.: 1989 E.D.N.Y.: 1990 S.D.N.Y.: 1992 U.S. Sup. Ct.: d Cir.: 1999 Others Michigan: B.A., 1985 Brooklyn Law School: J.D., 1988 Litigation Partner, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, date: securities and complex commercial litigation, including contract, employment, distressed debt, IP, accountant s liability. Litigation associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, Law Clerk, Hon. Morton I. Greenberg, 3 rd Circuit, Law Clerk, Hon John R. Bartels, E.D.N.Y., of the Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge for conducting mediation in the Commercial Division ADR Program. New York County (16 hrs), May 27 & June 3, Certified Commercial Division mediator, trained by Commercial Division (24 hrs.) July, 2005.
9 GRAFF, MICHAEL, Esq. Graff Law Offices 161 W. 61 st Street, 11 th Floor New York, NY Phone: Fax: website: N.Y.: 1961 S.D.N.Y.: 1963 E.D.N.Y.: 1963 Sup. Ct.: nd, 3 rd, 6 th Cirs. Others Mich. State U., B.S.: 1956 Brooklyn Law School, L.L.B.: 1960 Private practice, Graff Law Offices, date. Partner, Kurzman Karelsen & Frank, LLP, ; thereafter Of Counsel to the commercial litigation practice. Partner, Moore, Berson, Lifflander, Eisenberg and Mewhinney, Partner, Becker, Goldstein & Graff, Partner, Simon & Graff, Four decades career engaged in a national practice focused on commercial cases. Industries involved principally include: construction, consulting, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, marketing, printing and packaging, real estate, textiles and utilities. Expertise in drafting, litigation of employment contracts with restrictive covenants. As member of the City Bar Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, co-authored Report on Interrogatories in the Commercial Part. As member of the City Bar Litigation Committee, is co-authoring proposed rules for mediation in the Surrogate s Court. for conducting mediation in the Commercial Division ADR Program. Has completed numerous mediation training and certification programs, including but not limited to: Attended Advanced Training for Commercial Division Mediators sponsored by the New York State Unified Court System (8 hrs.) April, Basic Mediation Training, City Bar, 2007 (32 hrs.); Court Mediator Training, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, 2007 (18 hrs.); Goliath Vs. Goliath, Construction Mediation, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution (8 hrs.). Serves as arbitrator in Civil Court of NY, Small Claims Part, and mediated settlements when member of AAA panel on commercial disputes. Has participated as advocate in about 100 mediations. GRANZINO-O HARE, MARTI, Esq. MG O Hare Law, The Business Dispute Center 1350 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor New York, NY Phone: 855-4ADR-NOW Website: N.Y.: 1989 S.D.N.Y.: 2010 E.D.N.Y.: 2010 Notre Dame of Maryland University, (deg.) 1985 Fordham U. School of Law, J.D., 1988 In private practice since 1996 with litigation and transactional experience in contracts and matrimonial law. Current practice concentrates on mediating business contractual disputes. An adjunct professor of law at both Fordham University School of Law (10 years) and Hofstra University School of Law (3 years). Mediated partnership dissolutions and employee/employee workplace disputes in private practice. ( ) Panel mediator for the United States Postal Service, the Federal Aviation Association and the Veterans Administration. Arbitrator in Civil Court, Kings County ( ) GRASSI, JOSEPH F., Esq. Attorney at Law 100 Park Avenue - 20 th Floor New York, NY Phone: Fax: N.Y. Queens: B.A., 1970 N.Y.U.: J.D., 1974 Private Practice, 1995-present, specializing in complex commercial litigation and contract negotiation and preparation. Partner, McDonough Marcus, , and other firms , primarily construction litigation. Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York County (16 hrs), May 27 & June 3,
10 NYC, , handling major commercial litigation. Associate, Milbank Tweed, Law Assistant, Appellate Division, 2d Dept., New York County (4 hrs), 2006 Trained by Commercial Division (24 hrs.), Mediator for contractor disputes, NYC School Construction Authority. GREENE, THEODORE J., Esq. Attorney at Law 1 Landmark Square - Fifth Floor Stamford, CT Phone: Fax: N.Y.: 1960 Fla. Conn. S.D.N.Y. Others Queens: B.S., 1954 U. Virg.: LL.B., 1959 Private practice, 1983-present; general commercial practice, including business transactions, serving as general counsel to various businesses and banks, preparation of business agreements, representing clients in commercial real estate matters. Attorney/Partner, Finley Kumble, Vice Chair, then Chair, Board of Directors, Community National Bank & Trust Co., for conducting mediation in the Commercial Division ADR Program. New York County (8 hrs), May 27, 2009 Attended Advanced Training for Commercial Division Mediators sponsored by the New York State Unified Court System (8 hrs.) April, Attended Basic Commercial Mediation Training, sponsored by Commercial Division, New York County (24 hrs.) AAA arbitrator since Completed four AAA arbitration training courses. GROSBERG, LAWRENCE M., Esq. Professor of Law New York Law School 57 Worth Street New York, NY Phone: Fax: N.Y. S.D.N.Y. E.D.N.Y. 2d Cir. Univ. S. Cal.: B.A., 1965 Columbia: J.D., 1969 Professor of Law and Director of Lawyering Skills Center, New York Law School, 1983-present. Lecturer in Law, Columbia Univ. Law School, Managing Attorney, MFY Legal Services, Inc., Associate, Speal and Hill, Substantial experience for 20 years litigating commercial, housing, consumer law and other cases in Federal and State trial and appellate courts. Has published extensively and participated in many academic and bar presentations and programs. Trained (30 hours) in mediation, institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution. Has taught ADR for many years. U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y., State Division of Human Rights, IMCR and City Commission on Human Rights. Arbitrator, AAA, NASD. Served as mediator in dozens of cases. GROSS, DOUGLAS, Esq. Hofheimer Gartlir & Gross, LLP 530 Fifth Avenue New York, NY N.Y. S.D.N.Y. E.D.N.Y. 2d Cir. Admitted to Multiple Caulfield Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia: Mechanical Engineering Diploma, 1968 Partner: Hofheimer Gartlir; joined firm in Specializes in commercial litigation, including contractual and licensing disputes, patent and trademark litigation,
11 Phone: Fax: Other Federal Courts Yale: B.A., 1976 Columbia: J.D., 1980 insurance coverage disputes, antitrust, securities fraud, bankruptcy and estate litigation. Law Clerk, Hon. Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Ct. Appeals, 3d Cir. Editor, Columbia L. Rev., Stone and Kent Scholar New York County (8 hrs), April 1, 2010 New York County (8 hrs), April 8, 2010 Advanced Training in Mediation, NY Com Div (4 hrs.), 5/22/06 Attended Basic Commercial Mediation Training, sponsored by Commercial Division, New York County (24 hrs.) GRYNBAUM, JOSEPH, PE. Mediation Resolution International, LLC 28 Banbury Lane West Hartford, CT Phone: Fax: (Available in N.Y.C.) 1999-date: Principal, Mediation Resolution International, L.L.C.; founded technical management consulting firm providing engineering advisory services and ADR solutions globally for the power and process design and construction industries : Advanced Energy Solutions, Inc.: Principal, co-founder of technical consulting firm that designed cost-effective technical and management solutions for power industry clients facing changing regulations and evolving technology : CNF Constructors, Inc.: Managed design of independent electric power generation facilities and cogeneration plants constructed under EPC lump-sum contracts; responsible for technical quality of biomass and gas turbine power plants ranging in electrical output from 17 MW to 150 MW. Possesses over three decades experience as project and field engineer, project manager and team leader etc. on diverse energy engineering projects, including solar, coal, and wood-burning energy. Publishes monthly, by , Grynbaum s Dispute Prevention Update - An Alternative Dispute Resolution Newsletter for the Construction Industry and has numerous other publications on ADR. New York County (16 hrs), May 27 & June 3, Experience since 1999 in mediation of complex construction claims and disputes. Completed Mediation Workshop, Commercial Division, Westchester County Supreme Court, 1999 (24 hrs.).
12 GULITZ, LESTER M., Esq. Welby, Brady & Greenblatt, LLP 11 Martine Avenue, 15 th Floor White Plains, New York Phone: x310 Fax: N.Y.: 1977 SDNY: 1978 EDNY: d Cir.: 1978 NDNY: 1984 U.S. Sup. Ct.: 1985 Others Lafayette: B.S., Civil Engineering, 1971 U.Cinn: M.S., Civil Engineering, 1972 Seton Hall: J.D., 1977 Counsel, Welby, Brady, Greenblatt, LLP, 2001-date; construction law matters, including private and public construction claims, contract interpretation, delay claims, engineering, architecture and environmental matters. Solo practitioner, Tunstead, Schechter & Torre, (Partner and Associate). Ass. AG, NYS Department of Law, ; handled disciplinary proceedings against various professionals. Civil engineer, Goodkind & O Dea, Inc., ; highway and bridge design and computer modeling of river basins for the national flood insurance program. Professional engineer, New York, 1978 (inactive). New York County (8 hrs), May 27, Attended Advanced Training for Commercial Division Mediators sponsored by the New York State Unified Court System (8 hrs.) April, Completed Commercial Division Mediation Training course, Queens County Bar Assoc. (24 hrs.), October Participated as counsel in construction mediations. Arbitrator, AAA, 1989-present; construction arbitration panel. GUTEKUNST, CLAIRE P., Esq. 369 Park Hill Avenue New York, N.Y Phone: E: mail: N.Y.: 1984 S.D.N.Y.: 1985 E.D.N.Y.: 1985 U.S.S.C.: ND Cir.: 1991 Brown: A.B. Magna cum laude, A.M. in economics, Yale: J.D., 1983 Independent Mediator and Arbitrator (April 2012-), Special Master for New York City Asbestos Litigation (April 2012-June 2013): issued orders concerning adequacy and allocation of settlements, resolved discovery and trial readiness disputes, conducted settlement conferences. Advocate at Proskauer Rose (partner , associate ), in Litigation and Dispute Resolution Dept.: represented clients in resolving complex commercial disputes, in mediation, arbitration and litigation, in areas including breach of contract, business divorce, common law and securities fraud, consumer class actions, insurance coverage, breach of fiduciary duty, RICO, accountants liability, false advertising, and theft of trade secrets. New York State Bar Association: Treasurer ( ); Vice President ( ); Executive Committee Member-at-Large (2003- New York County (8 hrs), April 1 and 8, 2010 New York County (4 hrs), 2006 Attended Basic Commercial Mediation Training, sponsored by Commercial Division, New York County (24 hrs.) Attended mediation workshop sponsored by Commercial Division, New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division: Mediator (1997-present); Member, ADR Advisory Group ( , 2013-present). American Arbitration Association; Mediator, Storm Sandy Mediation Program (2013-). Proskauer: Chair, ADR Committee ( ); Member, International Arbitration Practice Group ( ). NYCBA: Member, ADR Committee ( ), Arbitration Committee
13 2006); Member, Executive Committees of Dispute Resolution Section (2013- ) and Commercial & Federal Litigation Section (2006- ); Chair, Committee on Membership ( ), Strategic Planing Advisory Committee ( ), Committee on Women in the Law ( ). Member, N.Y. State and First Department Judicial Screening Committees ( ). Maryann Saccomando Freedman Fellow, New York Bar Foundation. (2013-). NYSBA: Executive Committee Liaison to Dispute Resolution Section ( ), Member, Dispute Resolution Section Executive Committee (2013-). International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution: Member, Executive Advisory Committee (2003-), Arbitration Committee (2010-) and National Task Force on Diversity in ADR (2006-). HAIGNEY, DAYTON P., Esq. Pacific Atlantic Mediation, Inc. 233 Broadway, Ste New York, NY Phone: Website: Los Angeles: Aviation Blvd., Ste. 100 Manhattan Beach, CA N.Y.: 1988 S.D.N.Y.: 1990 E.D.N.Y.: d Cir.: 2003 W.D.N.Y.: 2010 N.D.N.Y.: 2010 St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1984 Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1987 Liberty Mutual Insurance Company ( ), In-house counsel for major insurance company. Handled general liability and coverage claims from inception through trial. Private Practice (1997-present), Sole practitioner representing clients in securities arbitration, personal injury and commercial litigations. Served as of counsel to Crosby & Higgins, a commercial litigation boutique law firm. Has handled several mediations as both mediator and counsel. Has spent over twenty years representing clients in the areas of securities arbitration, commercial litigation and personal injury. Phone: HANSEN, CAROLYN E., Esq. P.O. Box Atwood Road, Unit 1 Stone Ridge, NY Phone: Website: WI: 1974 N.Y.: 1981 U.S. Sup. Ct.: 1986 U. Wisconsin, B.A., 1969 U. Michigan, J.D., 1972 Free Univ., Brussels, Belgium, LLM, cum laude, 1973 Private practice in New York State (1999-present); Hansen International Co., Ltd., Principal, Taipei, Taiwan, an international law advisory firm ( ); Ralston Purina Co., head of International Law Dept. ( ); Senior Counsel for Schering-Plough Corp., Senior Counsel International ( ); Johnson Wax ( ). Business and commercial law, international transactions, U.S. trade laws. Expertise in foreign investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, commercial contracts, employment law; establishment and operations of not-for-profit organizations; real Pro bono mediator for Dispute Resolution Center of Ulster and Sullivan Counties. Private mediation practice since 2001; extensive cross-cultural expertise. Court panels: Supreme Court, Westchester County Commercial Division; Supreme Court, Nassau County Commercial Division; Supreme Court, Kings County Commercial Division.
14 estate; wills, trusts, and estates. Board Member, New York State Dispute Resolution Association; Executive Committee Dispute Resolution Section, New York State Bar Assn. (2013); Chair, International Mediation Subcommittee, New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section (2013). Languages: Mandarin & Spanish HARMON, STEPHEN F., Esq. Troutman Sanders, LLP The Chrysler Building 405 Lexington Avenue New York, NY Phone: Fax: N.Y.: 1968 E.D.N.Y.: 1969 S.D.N.Y.: d Cir.: 1978 Queens Coll.: B.A., 1964 Brooklyn Law School: L.L.B., 1967 Partner, Troutman Sanders, LLP; joined predecessor firm in Specializes in commercial litigation, including securities matters and general contract cases. Has lectured on enforcement of money judgments under Article 52 of the CPLR. Law Clerk, NYS Court of Appeals, New York County (16 hrs), May 27 & June 3, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Mediation Training, June 2006 (24 hrs.) Has served as mediator and participated in mediations as attorney. HARPER, JOHN J., Hon. Laufer, Dalena, Cadicina, Jensen & Boyd, LLC 23 Cattano Avenue Morristown, NJ Phone: Fax: N.J.: 1966 D.C.N.J.: 1966 District of Columbia Ct. of Appeals: 2009 Rutgers U., B.A., 1963 Rutgers U., J.D., 1966 N.Y.U. School of Law, LLM, 1971 Served as Superior Court Judge in New Jersey for 21 years, hearing cases in the Family, Civil and Criminal Divisions. Prior to serving on the Bench, represented labor organizations and then employers in grievance procedures in disciplinary actions taken under labor agreements. Former Deputy Executive Director of the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Committee. Certified as a mediator by the District Court of New Jersey. Approved as a mediator by the New Jersey Superior Court for civil, foreclosure and family mediation. AAA Storm Sandy Mediator for the New Jersey Superior Court. Roster of Storm Sandy Mediators for United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Case manage and mediate complex construction, commercial, property, and probate matters for the Superior Court of New Jersey. Special Master and Discovery Master for the
15 Superior Court of New Jersey in a variety of civil cases. HARRINGTON, HELISE, Esq. 134 High Street Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y Phone: N.Y.: 1982 Stanford Univesity, B.A., 1968 Columbia University, M.A., 1970 N.Y.U., School of Law, J.D., 1981 Hudson Mediation Group (2010- present): Co-founder of private organization that mediates family, business, personal, and community disputes. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP ( ): Diversity partner responsible for developing and implementing firm-wide diversity initiative. Corporate transactional attorney ( ) handling mergers, acquisitions, and sales of numerous businesses in the telecommunications and health care industries; Senior associate at Certilman aft/parker Durye ( ) advised corporate clients on transactional, governance, M&A, and financial matters ad negotiated numerous shareholder, partner, employment, supplier, and licensing agreements; Associate at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCoy ( ) represented the NYSE and broker-dealer firms. HARTJE, JOHN, Esq. Chief Litigation Counsel NCR Corporation 7 World Trade Center New York, NY Phone: N.Y.: 1977 U.S. Sup. Ct. 2d Cir. S.D.N.Y. E.D.N.Y. Others Wittenberg Univ.: B.A., 1970 State Univ., Buffalo: J.D., 1976 NCR Corporation. Kronish, Lieb, (Partner, ). Commercial litigation (corporate, securities, commercial, bankruptcy, environmental, probate, in state and federal courts). Representation of employers in connection with severance and discrimination issues. Representation of senior executives in resolving disputes without resort to courts. Domestic and international tax issues in complex audits. Special Assistant Attorney General, Vermont, Law Clerk, Chief Judge John T. Curtin, U.S.D.C., W.D.N.Y., Editor, Buffalo Law Review. Attended Advanced Training for Commercial Division Mediators sponsored by the New York State Unified Court System (8 hrs.) April, Mediator, U.S.D.C., S.D.N.Y. (trained by CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, 1998; Mediation Update, A.B.C.N.Y., Conference on Mediating and Arbitrating with the IRS, NYU, Center for Labor and Employment Law, Workshops on Employment Law and Dispute Resolution Systems, Oct. 1997, May 1998, May 1999, May Co-author (with Joseph Hellman, Esq.), "Alternative Dispute Resolution," Chapter 41 in Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Vol. 3 (1998, 1999, 2000 updates). ABCNY. ABA.
16 HECTOR, BRUCE J., Esq. Accordance, LLC 170 Gramercy Place Glen Rock, NJ Phone: N.J.: 1974 N.Y.: 1976 D.N.J.: S.D.N.Y.: E.D.N.Y.: 2d Cir.: 3rd Cir.: 4th Cir.: College of Holy Cross, B.A., 1971 N.Y.U. Law School, J.D., 1974 Becton Dickinson and Company ( ), Attorney and then Chief Litigation Counsel - litigation areas included commercial disputes, antitrust, qui tam, employment, products liability, and environmental claims. Hill Rivkins ( ), Associate - firm s practice concentrated on admiralty and commercial disputes. Mediator, U.S.D.C., S.D.N.Y. U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D.N.Y. Mediator: AAA Hurricane Sandy insurance claims. Mediator on New Jersey Superior Court Panel. As counsel, participated in over 40 mediations. Basic Mediation training - New York City Bar, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. Advanced Commercial Mediation training - New York City Bar, New York State Bar Association. Conducted over 50 meditations since HERRMANN, ROBERT F., Esq. Menaker & Herrmann 10 East 40th Street New York, N.Y Phone: Fax: Yale: B.A., 1968 Columbia: J.D Former Associate, Hughes, Hubbard and Reed. Partner at McGarrhan & Heard. Menaker & Herrmann, 1984-present, Partner. Involved in all aspects of commercial and construction litigation, arbitration, and mediation. Former law clerk, Hon. Harold Medina and Hon. Sterry R. Waterman, USCJ, 2nd Circuit. New York County (16 hrs), May 27 & June 3, Advanced Mediation Training, Commercial Division New York County (4 hrs), Attended mediation workshop sponsored by Commercial Division, (8 hrs), Mediation, American Arbitration Association, (8 hrs), early 1980s. Extensive experience in arbitration. Member, Panel of Commercial Arbitrators, AAA. Appointed to AAA construction mediation panel. Received formal mediation training at the AAA, when a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Association of the Bar.
17 HERTZ, MARIAN S., Esq. Colliau Carluccio Keener Morrow Peterson & Parsons 125 Broad Street, 7 th Floor New York, NY Phone: Fax: N.Y. MA 2d Cir. 3d Cir. 6 th Cir. S.D.N.Y. E.D.N.Y. Oberlin: B.A., 1979 B.U. Law School: J.D., 1982 Insurance coverage attorney, CNA Insurance, date. Counsel, Zichello & McIntyre, LLP, : general liability defense and insurance coverage litigation, emphasis on construction litigation and complex coverage matters. Partner, Sheft, Golub & Kamlet, : sole responsibility for complex insurance coverage litigation, often involving Fortune 500 companies. Associate, Bergadano, Zichello & Babchik, : mostly legal and insurance broker malpractice litigation. Associate, Friedlander, Gaines, Cohen, Rosenthal & Rosenberg, : general practice litigation with emphasis on insurance law. Certified N.A.S.D. arbitrator since 1994, presiding over hearings and issuing decisions involving both securities and wrongful termination claims and related issues on the merits and with respect to discovery matters. In compliance with requirements of Part 146 of the Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge for conducting mediation in the Commercial New York County (8 hrs), May 27, 2009 Attended Advanced Training for Commercial Division Mediators sponsored by the New York State Unified Court System (8 hrs.) April, Attended Basic Commercial Mediation Training, sponsored by Commercial Division, New York County (24 hrs.) July, HERZECA, CHRISTIAN S., Esq. 7 West 81 st Street New York, NY Phone: Cell: N.Y.: 1980 Haverford: B.A., 1976 Boston U.: J.D.,1979 NYU: LLM, 1984 Private practice, date. Counsel, Kramer, Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Brown & Wood, (partner, ). Over 25 years experience in corporate, securities, and transactions. A.B.C.N.Y. Basic Mediation Training, 2005 (32 hours). New York County (8 hrs), April 1, 2010 New York County (8 hrs), April 8, 2010 A.B.C.N.Y. Basic Mediation Training, 2005 (32 hours). HICKEY, THOMAS A., Esq. Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 777 South Flagler Drive, Ste. 500 East West Palm Beach, FL Phone: Fax: Cell: N.Y.: 1976 E.D.N.Y. S.D.N.Y. 2d Cir. Sup. Ct. Others Holy Cross: B.A. Fordham: J.D. Member of the firm. Practice areas: litigation, international, commercial law, labor law, executive compensation & benefits, construction law and real estate. Has represented a diverse clientele of publically and privately held companies including corporations,
18 website: retail companies, securities firms, architects, manufacturing, construction and engineering companies, insurance companies, publishing companies, colleges and universities, executive retirement firms and domestic and foreign banks. Former ADA, Westchester County. New York County (16 hrs), May 27 & June 3, Attended Basic Commercial Mediation Training, sponsored by Commercial Division, New York County (24 hrs.) New York County (8 hrs), April 8, 2010 Available to do mediations in New York. Attended mediation workshop sponsored by Commercial Division, Extensive experience as counsel in arbitrations, mediations and other forms of ADR. Member, Panel of Arbitrators, 9th Judicial District, 1983-date. HILLMAN, ADRIA S., Esq. 41 East 57th Street - 15th Floor New York, N.Y Phone: Fax: N.Y.: 1971 S.D.N.Y.: 1973 Others. Bennington College: B.A NYU: J.D Private Practice. Partner, Green & Hillman, General practice with emphasis in literary, publishing and entertainment law, employment law and civil rights, estates and trusts, matrimonial and family law. NY State Legislative Advisory Committee to Study the Estates, Powers and Trusts Law, 1990-present. New York County (8 hrs), April 1, 2010 New York County (8 hrs), April 8, 2010 Attended Commercial Division Mediation Workshop (24 hrs.), Feb Arbitrator, AAA, Commercial Arbitrations, 1991-present. Special Master, New York County Supreme Court, 1989-present. HIRSCHFELD, NEIL B., Esq. 805 Third Avenue New York, N.Y Phone: Fax: N.Y. Brown: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1959 Columbia: LL.B., 1962 Private practice, 1997-present, specializing in real estate, corporate, commercial, estates and litigation, including real estate conveyancing, leasing, financing, conversions and syndications, representation of public and private companies in varied commercial transactions, estate New York County (8 hrs), May 27, 2009.
19 Creating Settlement Opportunities at Pre- Mediation Conferences, EDNY ADR Dept. (2 hrs), February, planning and administration, and litigation in state and federal courts. Mediation Advocacy Training for Women & Minorities, NYSBA Meetings Dept. (2 hrs), November 8, Mediation Advocacy Training for Women & Minorities, NYSBA Meetings Dept. (3.5 hrs), October 31, Guaranteeing Fair Shares to Everyone, EDNY ADR Dept. (4 hrs), February, Mediation Advocacy Training for Women & Minorities, NYSBA Meetings Dept. (2 hrs), October 11, Advanced Mediation Training, NYS UCS, Judicial Institute (4 hrs), May, Neutrality & Disclosure, EDNY ADR Dept. (1 hr), May, Mediating with an Agency or Dept. of the Government, EDNY ADR Dept. (2 hrs), October, Attended Basic Commercial Mediation Training, sponsored by Commercial Division, New York County (24 hrs.) Advanced Mediation Training Program, Touro Law Center (7 hrs), October 18 & 19, Mediator, U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y. Arbitrator, AAA. HOCHMAN, STEPHEN A., Esq. Friedman, Wittenstein & Hochman 101 East 52nd Street New York, N.Y Phone: Fax: N.Y.: 1960 S.D.N.Y.: 1961 US Sup. Ct: 1963 E.D.N.Y.: 1993 Others Cornell Univ: B.A. Cornell Law School: J.D., With Distinction, Law Review editor. Associate, Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn, Associate, Feldman, Kramer, Bam & Nessen, , Partner, Partner, Kramer, Nessen & Hochman, Partner, Kramer, Levin, Naftalis, Nessen, Kamin & Frankel, Partner, Friedman, Wittenstein, , Counsel, 1989-present. Co-presenter, the Mediation Workshop sponsored by the Commercial Division (24 hours), June 1999 and Feb ALI-ABA, Program Chair, Annual Course on ADR, 1993-date. Association of the Bar, Advisory Committee on Arbitration and ADR, , Arbitration Committee, 1994-date. ABA, Section on Dispute Resolution, Chair, Arbitration Committee, 1996, Co-Chair, Large, Complex Case Subcommittee, AAA, Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Securities Arbitration Rules Task Force, ,
20 Commercial Arbitration Practice Committee, NASD, Board of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators. Mediator, USDC, SDNY and EDNY, US Bankruptcy Court, SDNY, Lawyers Mediation Service. Arbitrator, NYC Contract Dispute Resolution Board. Member, ADR Advisory Group, Commercial Division, Supreme Court, N.Y. County. Adjunct Lecturer on Mediation and Other ADR Methods, Fordham Law School, 1993 to present. Mediation Trainer. Completed mediation training courses given by the AAA, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, NASD, etc. Facilitator, Commercial Division training sessions. HOLLYER, A. RENE, Esq. Hollyer Brady LLP 60 East 42 nd Street, Ste New York, NY Phone: ext Fax: N.Y.: 1968 N.J.: 1966 D.C.: 1973 Williams College: 1961 Woodrow Wilson Sch., Princeton: 1963 Columbia Law School: 1966 Started legal career as law secretary to Judge NJ Superior Court, Chancery Division, Newark; thereafter, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Newark, in early 70's, during the tenures of the Hon. Frederick Lacey and Hon. Herbert Stern; private practice for 4 years with Olwine, Connelly, Chase, O Donnell & Weyher, NYC litigation firm that did securities, anti-trust and other high end business related litigation; started own practice, concentrating in commercial litigation in mid 1970's; has considerable experience with attorney ethics issues through New York City Bar Association committees; Member, NYSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2013; served two terms as a member of the NYSBA House of Delegates; appointed Alternate, NYSBA House of Delegates, 2013; New York County (8 hrs), April 1, New York County (8 hrs), April 8, NYSBA three-day Mediation Program, March 15-17, 2010; New York City Bar Association mediation program, February 25, Mediator, U.S.D.C., S.D.N.Y.; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D.N.Y.; New Jersey Superior Court, Civil. Secretary Elect, New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section. Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section. Current member of the Mediation Committee of the ADR Section of the State Bar; former Chair of the Complaint Mediation Panel in the First Department. Has represented clients in numerous mediations. HONIG, JONATHAN, Esq. Feder Kaszovitz LLP 845 Third Avenue, 11 th Floor New York, N.Y N.Y.: 1983 S.D.N.Y.: 1985 E.D.N.Y.: d Cir: 1991 Cornell University: B.A., 1978 University of Chicago: Commercial litigator for 30 years. Practice Areas: Employment, Intellectual Property and Real estate. Past Chair of the NYSBA