Richard’s ADR practice and experience is focused on mediation. He became a Certified Mediator with the New York Peace Institute after mediating over 50 cases in the Civil Courts and Community Mediation Centers in New York and Kings Counties. He mediates on an ongoing and regular basis in those Courts and Mediation Centers. Richard is a member of the Panel of Neutrals for the Commercial Division, Supreme Court, New York County, and the Mediation Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Richard has also been selected to participate, and is engaged in the required process to join the Mediation Panel for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He also is a mediation coach for New York City Community Policing Officers (NCOs) in the mediation training program provided to NCOs by the New York Peace Institute. Although engaged primarily in a mediation practice, for over ten years Richard served as an arbitrator (1990-2001) on the Compulsory Arbitration Panel for the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.