Founder and Chairman of the firm. Practice focus is on complex multiparty dispute resolution. Internationally recognized innovator in strategic ADR. Currently, key strategist and negotiator for state and local governments and Native American tribes in complex litigation against opioid industry. Primary policyholder negotiator and drafter of the Wellington Agreement, one of the largest insurance settlements in US history. Founder of and Counsel to the Center for Claims Resolution. Primary insurance negotiator and strategist for mass tort defendants, as well as bankruptcy trusts, bankruptcy claimant committees, and groups of individual tort claimants in matters that have involved billions of dollars in claims. Adjunct professor at University of Chicago Law School and Duke University Law School.
Recipient of the Center for Public Resources Award for Innovation in Alternative Dispute Resolution; Served on the Board of Directors of the Asbestos Claims Facility; Founder and Editor, Chicago Forum, 1978-79; Member, Board of Directors, American Security Project, 2015-2018.
Bar Admissions: District of Columbia; US Supreme Court; US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; US District Court for the District of Columbia; US Court of International Trade.
JD, University of Chicago (1979); BA, Northwestern University (1975).