- Commodity Sales/U.S. Representative Company. Brazilian commodity production firm/U.S. representative company dispute re contractual exclusivity, requirements, good faith. Two strong-willed CEOs.
- Franchise. Settled U.S. franchisor/three-nation, 30-location franchisee dispute re quality maintenance, brand experience, product updates, reporting, and international expansion requirements.
- Insurance/Reinsurance. Settled dozens of suits by companies from multiple nations arising from $1.7 billion project insured and reinsured by London Insurance Group members.
- IP License. Arbitration panel member in seven-figure dispute between European multi-national corporation and large U.S. firm over entertainment IP license royalties. Issues include parallel arrangements with premier Hollywood producer/director, most-favored nation treatment.
- Music Royalties. Panelist in foreign-venue arbitration between music composer/publisher organization and national cable broadcaster re royalty payments for music used in broadcasting.
- Parent-Subsidiary. Arbitrated international parent company termination of U.S. subsidiary CEO. Issues of executive authority scope, regulatory communications, whistle-blowing.
- Recording Rights. Eight-figure dispute between U.S.-resident pop star and foreign national broadcasting company re right to use master tapes of live concerts for LP/CD production.
- Senior Executive Termination. $20+ million settlement in termination dispute between long-time, extremely-high-level U.S. executive and international entertainment industry conglomerate.
- Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Extremely emotional dispute between multi-national corporation and European employee whose infant daughter contracted gonorrhea, allegedly from household staff hired by the company for the employee on a multi-year foreign assignment.
- Software Fraud/Negligent Misrepresentation. Arbitration panelist in large European-owned energy company $30mm claim vs. U.S. software firm re complex internal information system.
- Trademark. Seven-figure dispute between high-profile U.S. e-commerce start-up and European firm entering U.S. market. Issues included nature of the mark, bricks/mortar vs. e-commerce.
- Recognized internationally by Who's Who Legal: Mediation, 2018
- Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2022
- Distinguished Fellow, International Association of Mediators
- Named "Entertainment Industry Power Mediator" by Hollywood Reporter Esquire
- Elected Town Moderator, Concord, MA
- Member: ABA Sections on Dispute Resolution, International Law; Association for Conflict Resolution; FDIC, USEPA Superfund Pilot Program, and Library of Congress Copyright Arbitration Royalty panels
- Board Member: MA Bar Foundation, Schweitzer Fellowship, Jericho Road Project
- Lecturer on ADR at national/international forums: ABA, American Corporate Counsel Association, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, International Bar Association, World Economic Forum Mid-East North African Qatar Summit, Nigerian International Insurance Summit keynote, and in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan; published in ABA Dispute Resolution magazine
- Massachusetts Undersecretary, Economic Affairs; Assistant Secretary, Environmental Affairs
- Seven-year federal litigation legal practice
- J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1971
- M.Sc., London School of Economics, 1968
- A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1967
- "The tenacity, energy and diplomacy you brought to the negotiation allowed you to be successful where many earlier efforts had failed."
- COO of Major Company
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- Entertainment and Sports
- Federal Law
- Governmental/Public Agency
- Health Care
- Indian Law
- Intellectual Property
- International & Cross-Border
- Personal Injury/Torts
- Professional Liability
- Real Property
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