Harvard Law School (J.D., 1973) Cornell University (B.S., Industrial & Labor Relations, 1967) Conservatorio di Musica, Florence, Italy (Certificato di violino)
Served as a mediator in one of the first attorney mediation programs in the United States (Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Municipal Court; 1980-82), and in 1985 became a full-time mediator and arbitrator. Multiple year listings in The Best Lawyers in America as an Arbitrator and a Mediator. Fluent in Italian.
Past Affiliations/Professional Activities Master, Superior Court of Massachusetts Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association Complex Case Mediator, Superior Court of Massachusetts; designed the Hampden County Superior Court Mediation Program and assisted in the design of the Suffolk County Superior Court Mediation Program; served on the neutral party panels of both courts. Referral mediator, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
Civil litigation attorney in private practice: Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, San Francisco, California (primarily defense work for large corporate clients); small office/solo practitioner, Boston and Northampton, Massachusetts (primarily individual plaintiff, with some small business litigation for plaintiffs and defendants).
Dispute Resolution Instructor/Lecturer: Conferences sponsored by the American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, Flaschner Judicial Institute, American Arbitration Association, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, and the University of Bologna (Italy) Law School during its 900th anniversary year; former Adjunct Professor, "Dispute Resolution & Lawyers," Western New England School of Law; Author of articles on dispute resolution in various journals.
Prior Bar Admissions:California (1973), Massachusetts (1977), respective federal courts, and U.S. Supreme Court (1981)