F. PETER PHILLIPS
F. Peter Phillips is an international arbitrator, mediator and consultant practicing through Business Conflict Management LLC in Montclair, New Jersey. He is listed on many national and intrnational Panels, including the American Arbitration Association, CPR Institute, the Administrative Office of the Courts of the State of New Jersey, FINRA, the U.S. District Courts for New Jersey and the Southern District of New York, the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, LCIA, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, the International Mediation Institute (certified), the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (accredited), the Beijing Arbitration Center, the Milan Chamber of Commerce, and others. He is a Certified Mediator with the International Mediation Institute and an Accredited Mediator with the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. A recognized authority on conflict management and resolution, Mr. Phillips is an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School and has been a Guest Lecturer at New York University School of Law, Fordham Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law, and New York Law School. He has appeared on programs and conducted workshops for numerous trade associations, corporations and law firms in the United States, England, Argentina, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Poland, China, Nigeria, Italy and Russia. He is author of three books, three award-winning films, several law review articles and many other articles on business applications of ADR. Mr. Phillips is a Member of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution; the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators; the American Bar Association Business Law Section (Chair, Dispute Resolution Committee) and Dispute Resolution Section; the Union International des Avocats, World Mediation Forum; and the International Bar Association (Arbitration and Mediation Committees). He is a member of the bars of the states of New York, New Jersey, and California, as well as of the United States Supreme Court. From 1998 to 2008, he served as Senior Vice President of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR Institute) in New York City. At CPR, Mr. Phillips convened legal and business leaders to devise “best practices” of conflict management in a wide range of areas, including franchise, employment, property casualty insurance, reinsurance and product liability. He was responsible for CPR’s activities in Europe and China. Mr. Phillips served as chief architect for all CPR meetings worldwide, and created substantive programming featuring global leaders in commercial dispute management. He was associated with the law firms of Cahill Gordon & Reindel and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, both of New York City. Mr. Phillips is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and a magna cum laude graduate of New York Law School. Mr. Phillips is married to actress Elaine Bromka and they have a son and daughter. He has served as a Civil Rights Commissioner in his home town of Montclair, New Jersey; a Trustee of New York Law School; the Board of Directors of the New York Wagner Society; and Clerk of the Conflict Transformation Committee of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).