J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Dan is the Director of the Division of Professional and Court Services for the New York State Unified Court System (UCS). Dan oversees the statewide offices of alternative dispute resolution, continuing legal education, language access, grants and contracts, records management, legal information, production of the court record, trial court support, as well as the children=s centers program, parent education and awareness program, guardianship assistance network and 800-Court-NY. From 1998-2016, Dan served as Statewide ADR Coordinator, overseeing a statewide program of court-annexed ADR initiatives involving mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, parenting coordination and collaborative law. He also directed the Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program.
Dan serves on UCS Advisory Committees on Language Access, ADR, and Access for People with Disabilities. Dan previously served as Co-Counsel to the Board of Governors of the New York State Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program. He is a past Chair of the New York City Bar Association ADR Committee and past Co-Chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, Court ADR Committee. Dan has also served on the NYC Bar Domestic Violence Committee and Science and Law Committee. Dan also served on the UCS Matrimonial Commission for which he Co-Chaired the Subcommittee on The Use of Experts.
Dan has over twenty-three years of experience as a court administrator and over thirty years of experience in the field of ADR. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Mediation at Cardozo School of Law, an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law and has taught ADR and conflict resolution related courses at Vermont Law School, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Pepperdine School of Law, Idaho College of Law, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Long Island University. Dan is an international ADR speaker having presented across the United States and beyond including Japan, China, Thailand and South Africa. He has also served as mediator in a wide range of matters including, general civil, family, employment, human rights, community, and police conduct cases.
Dan received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he participated in the Mediation Clinic and was a Teaching Assistant in Legal Negotiation. While in law school he worked at JAMS and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (The Civil Appeals Management Plan), and before law school he served as an original member of FutureLinks Inc., working in South Africa with youth leaders from all backgrounds to conduct workshops in non violent social change, conflict resolution, and community development.
Highlighted Awards and Recognition
Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater NY “Frontline Champion Award” recognizing individuals who have made a meaningful impact on the field of mediation. 2018
The Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence “In the Trenches Award” Recognizing Indomitable Courage, Vision and Dedication to Ending Domestic Violence 2013
The New York City Bar Bernard Botein Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Administration of the Courts 2011
Highlighted Publications The Brains Behind Mediation: Reflections on Neuroscience, Conflict Resolution and Decision Making, 12 CARDOZO J. CONFLICT RESOL. 2 471 (2011)