Philip Cottone, a lawyer by background and a dispute resolution professional. He is a member of the mediation panel and the commercial and real estate arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and the arbitration and mediation panels of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE). He is been certified by the International Mediation Institute at the Hague, and is a trainer and lecturer in dispute resolution.
Mr. Cottone has been an arbitrator since 1976 when he was first qualified by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD, now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). He has been mediating for almost twenty years both privately and for ADR organizations, and he has mediated private commercial cases in the courts of a number of states. In the mid-nineties he chaired the Sub-committee of the NASD National Arbitration Committee that developed the mediation rules and procedures for the securities industry.
Is a 1961 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University, where he received the Burdette Kinne Award for Humanities. He is a 1966 graduate of the New York University School of Law, where he received the Administrative Law Prize. Retired member of the New York Bar.