Over 40 years experience in business advice and counsel to business owners and complex commercial and business dispute resolution, including trials, appeals, mediation and arbitration. Over 30 years experience in mediation and arbitration as the neutral. Since 2011, has focused on ADR consulting and service as neutral mediator and arbitrator. Issues in dispute have included agriculture and agricultural cooperatives; antitrust/trade regulation; contracts, business, corporate and commercial law; business-government relations; business divorces; employment termination/discrimination; franchising; international law; licensing, trade secret and intellectual property matters; municipal regulation; product distribution; telecommunications; securities; and sports. Over 500 arbitrations (sole arbitrator or member or chair of tripartite panel) or mediations privately or as member of American Arbitration Assn National Commercial and Large Complex Case Panels, Northwest Mediator Panel; FINRA Public Arbitrator Panel; King County Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Panel; U.S. District Court/Western District of Washington CR 39.1 Roster of Mediators & Arbitrators; Mediation Works Inc. panel of mediators and arbitrators. Numerous bench trials as King County Superior Court judge pro tem. Special master assignments for King Co. Superior Court (discovery) and San Francisco Co. Superior Court (administration of Weyerhaeuser HBS class action settlement, 2000-11). Arbitrator (2009-11) for AERT/Weyerhaeuser Class Action Settlement (ChoiceDek) (U.S.D.C., W.D. Washington). Arbitrator (2009-present) for Bering Sea and Alaska Crab Processors arbitration organizations. Representative mediation and arbitration assignments available on request.
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