Resume – Health Care


Columbia Law School — J.D. 1977, New York, New York

  • “Columbia Journal of Transnational Law,” Editor 1976-1977 and Member 1975-1977); Recognition of Achievement with Honors, Parker Program in International and Foreign Law; Columbia University International Fellow.

Stanford University — A.B. with Distinction 1973, Palo Alto, California

  • Departmental Honors in Political Science


Over the past thirty-five years has represented a variety of healthcare entities, including professional associations, a hospital, medical device manufacturers, a major drug wholesaler and several providers. For over a decade has represented physicians and dentists in general corporate law, labor and employment matters, purchasing practices and real estate transactions.  Has also advised a hospital in peer review committee proceedings and represented various health care entities in a wide range of litigation matters., including successfully defending two dental associations in an antitrust lawsuit challenging an insurer’s usual, customary and reasonable payment policies.


As an arbitrator, mediator, settlement conference officer or temporary judge, has presided over dozens of health care matters involving medical and pharmaceutical malpractice actions, payor-provider and provider-patient disputes, insurance matters and employment discrimination cases.   Has been associated with the American Arbitration Association for over twenty-five years and serves on a number of other panels, including the American Health Lawyers Association, the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, and the federal and state courts.


Over  600  hours  of  alternative  dispute  resolution  training programs.

Among the more relevant programs are the following:

American Arbitration Association:
2016 Healthcare Dispute Resolution Innovation and Strategy Conference; Advanced Training in Health Care Mediation; Advanced Training in Health Care Mediation; AAA Healthcare Payor– Provider Arbitration Rules—Orientation for AAA Healthcare Neutrals; Mediator Workshop; Commercial Arbitrator Training, Advanced Case Management Issues; Basic and Advanced Training in Practice and Procedures in Commercial and Construction Arbitration.

American Health Lawyers Association:
Health Care Arbitration; Arbitration and Mediation in the New Health Care Universe; Health Care Arbitration Practice Tips from Three Perspectives: The Arbitrator, In- House Counsel and Outside Defense Counsel

Association for Conflict Resolution, Harvard University–Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative and American Arbitration Association:
Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute

California Society for Healthcare Attorneys:
CSHA Hearing Officer Training Program (2017); CSHA Online Hearing Officer Training, 2014 Update; CSHA Online Hearing Officer Training, 2012

Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution:
Advanced Mediation Practice; Basic Refresher Course and Cross-Cultural Skills in Mediation; Pro Se Dynamics in Mediation; Mediating the Litigated Case

United States District Court, Central District of California:
Advanced Mediation Practice (annually since 2010.