F. Peter Phillips '87
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law
Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program
Co-Advisor, Dispute Resolution Team
F. Peter Phillips '87 is Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the New York Law School Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Skills Program.
A recognized authority on conflict management and resolution, Professor Phillips has taught, lectured, and conducted workshops in the United States and abroad. He is editor of four books, chapter author of three books, and author of four CEDR award-winning films, as well as many articles on ADR. His scholarship focuses on business applications of processes other than courts to resolve disputes, as well as cross-cultural conflict studies and the application of conflict resolution practices to disputes within religious communities. He maintains a blog about arbitration and mediation topics on his professional website.
Professor Phillips maintains a private practice limited to service as an arbitrator and mediator through Business Conflict Management LLC. He has mediated or arbitrated several hundred disputes and is listed on many provider panels, including Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Administrative Office of the Courts of the State of New Jersey, FINRA, the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for E.D.N.Y. and New Jersey, and others. He is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and certified by the International Mediation Institute.
Professor 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 (Past Chair, Dispute Resolution Committee) and Dispute Resolution Section (Member of Council, 2013–2018), and the Union International des Avocats World Mediation Forum. He is a member of the bars of the states of New York, New Jersey, and California, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as Senior Vice President of the CPR Institute in New York City and as a litigation associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel and Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York City.