F. Peter Phillips

Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law
Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program
Co-Advisor, Dispute Resolution Team

F. Peter Phillips

Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law
Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program
Co-Advisor, Dispute Resolution Team

F. Peter Phillips is Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the New York Law School Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program. A recognized authority on conflict management and resolution, Prof. 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 at www.BusinessConflictManagement.com. Prof. 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 CPR, 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 US 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. Prof. 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-present); and the Union International des Avocats World Mediation Forum. He is a member of the bars of the states of New York, New Jersey, California, and the United States 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. Mr. Phillips is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, a magna cum laude graduate of New York Law School, and received a diploma from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


Chapter Contributor, Conflict Resolution and Spiritual Congruity, forthcoming in Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law (Academic Press 2017, Marjorie Silver ed.)

Editor and Contributor, ADR Deskbook for the Business Lawyer: A Cross-Disciplinary Workbook (ABA 2016)

Contributor, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Practice (Insurance Institute of London 2011)

Chapter Contributor, Reality Testing, Mediation Techniques (International Bar Assn. 2010)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide (Roth, Wulff & Cooper, eds.) (West 2013 Supp.) Chapter, “International Mediation and Conciliation”

Managing Franchise Relationships Through Mediation (CPR Institute 2009) (Editor)

Resource Book for Managing Employment Disputes (CPR Institute 2004) (Editor)

How Companies Manage Employment Disputes (CPR Institute 2002)



Writer and Co-Director of four films on “Building Corporate /Community Relations,” winner of 2012 CEDR Award (available at www.AccessFacility.org)

Facilitator, Writer and Director of “Conflict in Quaker Meetings: Crisis or Opportunity” (New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 2013)



Business Conflict Blog (www.BusinessConflictManagement.com/blog) (2009 – present)



Ancient and Comely Order: Arbitration in the Religious Society of Friends(2016 J. Dispute. Res. 81)

“Recent American Court Decisions Involving Breaches of Mediation Confidentiality” IBA Mediation News (October 2013)

There is a World Elsewhere”: Preliminary Studies on Alternatives to Interest-based Bargaining, 13 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 413 (2012)

“Mediating Corporate/Human Rights Disputes in the Tumultuous Sea of Social Networking: Do You Have What it Takes?” with Jorge Daniel Taillant,IBA Mediation News (September 2011)

“Mediation Committee Sessions,” IBA Newsletter (Autumn 2010)

“Recent Developments in Commercial Mediation in China” New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer (Spring 2010)

“Corporate Social Responsibility and Non-Judicial Remedies for Human Rights Violations: Is It Time for the Dog that Didn’t Bark?” IBA Mediation Newsletter (April 2009)

“Diversity in ADR: More Difficult to Accomplish Than First Thought” Dispute Resolution Magazine Vol. 15 Issue No. 3 (Spring 2009)

“Commercial Mediation in China: the Challenge of Shifting Paradigms”Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The 2008 Fordham Papers (2009)

“Managing Risk Through Drafting ADR Clauses,” ALI/ABA Practical Lawyer(April 2009)

The European Directive on Commercial Mediation: What It Says, What it Means, and What It Doesn’tNew York State Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution (Fall 2008)

The Challenges of International Commercial Dispute ResolutionFocus Europe (June 2007)

New Protocol for Reinsurance Coverage DisputesRisk Management Magazine(April 2007)

How to Stop Costly Litigation from Ruining Your Results” (with Paul Moss) FAC (February 2007)

How Conflict Resolution Emerged within the Commercial SectorAlternatives to the High Cost of Litigation (January 2007)

Best Practices in Managing Reinsurance Disputes” (with Paul Moss)Declarations (Winter 2007)

ADR as a Tool for Management and for Corporate GovernanceInternational Bar Association Mediation Committee Newsletter (December 2006)

ADR: It Remains a White, Male GameThe National Law Journal (November 27, 2006)

Success in China: Adjust Your Expectations and Be Ready to ChangeGlobal Link (November 2006)

Ten Ways to Sabotage Dispute ManagementHR Magazine (September 2004)



CPR Response to Questionnaire Concerning Proposal for Directive (2005)

Feasibility Study on Commercial Mediation in the Russian Federation (2002)

Response to European Commission’s Green Paper on ADR in Civil and Commercial Disputes (2002)