F. Peter Phillips is an arbitrator and mediator practicing through Business Conflict Management LLC in Montclair, New Jersey. He is also the Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program at New York Law School where, as Adjunct Professor, he teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, and International Commercial Dispute Resolution.
He is listed on many 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, the Bankruptcy Courts for the District of New Jersey and 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, the Florence International Mediation Chamber, and others.
A recognized authority on conflict management and resolution, Mr. Phillips has been a Guest Lecturer at New York University School of Law, Fordham Law School, Rutgers Law School, Columbia University, Cardozo School of Law, University of Liège, and Pepperdine University School of Law. 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, Czech Republic, Croatia and Russia. He is author, editor or chapter contributor to six books, four 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 (Former Chair, Dispute Resolution Committee) and Dispute Resolution Section (Council Member); and the Union International des Avocats World Mediation Forum (Advisory Committee). 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 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 both a member of the Board of Trustees and Clerk of the Conflict Transformation Committee of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).