Mike serves as arbitrator, mediator, and professor. As an arbitrator he has rendered awards in both New York and in London. He has been chair, sole, wing and emergency arbitrator. He has mediated dozens of cases, many to settlement. He has been chosen both by arbitral organizations and by parties. He spent over seven years as Deputy General Counsel of a major financial services company, with global responsibility for dispute resolution in any form, employment, IP and other areas. For 30 years before that he was a full time commercial litigator involved in many arbitrations and mediations. He has both represented and brought claims against nations.
Mike is a Fellow of CIArb and a CEDR Certified Mediator. He earlier completed the American Arbitration Association's program for new mediators, and AAA's arbitrator training.
Mike is on the mediation and commercial arbitration panels of the AAA and the panels of distinguished professional arbitrators and mediators of CPR- the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution and been a member of LCIA tribunals. Mike has also been listed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) both as a mediator and as an arbitrator. Mike is on the mediation panels of the U.S. District Courts of the Southern District of New York and for the District of New Jersey and the UK Employment Lawyers Association. He is on the list of candidates suitable for appointment as Chairperson for Arbitrations published by the European Union for use in trade disputes. He is listed as an arbitrator and mediator by the American Intellectual Property Association and Juris Law. He is a member of the USCIB/ICC, and the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC), as well as several of their committees, and of NYIAC and IAC NY where he is also web curator.
Mike is a member of bar-related groups concerned with arbitration and mediation in New York and is secretary of CIArb's NY Branch. Mike teaches The Law and Role of In-House Counsel at Hofstra Law School, Fall semesters. He has several published articles.