• ADR Practitioner of the Year Awarded to F. Peter Phillips

    F. Peter Phillips been awarded the prestigious James B. Boskey Award as the “ADR Practitioner of the Year” by the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section.


Recent Blog Posts
  • Mediation Confidentiality in Federal Court

    F. Peter Phillips on December 29, 2020

    TOPICS: Courts, Mediation

    As a consequence of the absence of uniform adoption of the Uniform Mediation Act, the confidentiality of mediation communications in various jurisdictions often cannot be assured. Thanks to Alan Waxman, President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), for bringing to our attention the...


  • In Zoom We Trust

    F. Peter Phillips on May 14, 2020

    TOPICS: Conflict Resolution, International, Teaching

    My first real-life experience with pandemic-forced online dispute resolution was in early April -- a baptism by fire. I coached the New York Law School team at the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, held in Vienna annually except this year. Within about ten days' time, the organizers...


  • “Abusing the Mediation Process”

    F. Peter Phillips on January 17, 2020

    TOPICS: Uncategorized

    Two experts in the Milan UIA Mediation Forum addressed “Abuse in the Mediation Process.”  The speakers were Renate Dendorfer-Ditges of Bonn and Galyna Yeromenko of Kyev.  The contributions of Anne-Karin Grill of Vienna were also represented, though her illness frustrated her in-person participation.  Topics included bad-faith participation, lying by the parties or by the mediator,...