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 (Boston; 1980-82). Comparative research abroad on mediator/negotiator techniques and dispute resolution, including observation of mediations, interviews with mediators, and negotiation of contracts (1982-83). Practice concentrated in mediation and arbitration since 1984. Multiple year listings in The Best Lawyers in America. Fluent in Italian.
Past Affiliations/Professional Activities Referral mediator, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts; Mediator and Master, Superior Court of Massachusetts; designed the Hampden County Superior Court Mediation Program ((Springfield) and served as complex case mediator; assisted in the design of the Suffolk County Superior Court Mediation Program (Boston) and served on its mediator panel.
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 Flaschner Judicial Institute, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, 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 mediation and negotiation in various journals.
Prior Bar Admissions:California (1973), Massachusetts (1977), respective federal courts, and U.S. Supreme Court (1981)