F Phillips

Business Conflict Management LLC

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Business Conflict Management LLC


EXPERIENCE: Mediator, arbitrator, teacher and consultant.  Director of ADR Skills Program and Adjunct Professor, New York Law School.  Listed with CPR, AAA, IMI (Certified), Nat’l Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, FINRA, NJAPM (Accredited), S.D.N.Y. and D.N.J. District Courts, E.D.N.Y. and D.N.J. Bankruptcy Courts.

ADR TRAINING:  Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law; CPR Institute; FINRA; ICC; ABA; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

AFFILIATIONS:  ABA Business Law Section (Chair, ADR Committee) and Dispute Resolution Section; Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution; New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators; Union International des Avocats, World Mediation Forum; LCIA; International Bar Association (Mediation and Arbitration Committees).

PUBLICATIONS: Writer and Co-Director of award-winning films on mediating corporate/community conflicts; “There is a World Elsewhere”: Preliminary Studies on Alternatives to Interest-based Bargaining, 13 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 413 (2012); Mediation Techniques (Intl. Bar Assn. 2010) Chapter, “Reality Testing”; Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide (Roth et al., eds., West 2012 Supp.) Chapter 33, “International Mediation and Conciliation”; Business Conflict Blog; Managing Franchise Relationships Through Mediation (2008); Resource Book for Managing Employment Disputes (2004); How Companies Manage Employment Disputes (2002); other articles and monographs.

TEACHING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING:  Adjunct Professor, New York Law School.  Guest Lecturer: Fordham University School of Law, NYU School of Law, Cardozo School of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law.  Frequent speaker at programs for U.S. and international corporations, law firms and trade associations.  Invited speaker at numerous international conferences (i.e., Geneva, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Beijing, Hong Kong, Chamonix, Shanghai, Paris, London, Warsaw, Lagos, Dubai, Zagreb, Florence, Amsterdam, Lisbon).

EDUCATION AND PRIOR EXPERIENCE:  Senior Vice President and Interim President, CPR Institute (1998-2008); Litigation Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel and Cahill Gordon & Reindel (1987 – 1998); JD magna cum laude New York Law School 1987; Professional Actor and Director 1971-87; Diploma, Royal Academy of Dramatic Act (1975); A.B. cum laude Dartmouth College (1971).  Admitted New Jersey, New York, California (inactive), U.S. Supreme Court.


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