Roger Deitz has successfully resolved over one thousand five hundred mediations of complex and multi-party disputes including securities, commodities, employment, real estate, insurance, professional liability, banking, accounting, international, class actions and other business matters. In addition, he has served as chair or panel member in over seventy-five arbitrations. Mr. Deitz served as Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is a fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and Distinguished Neutral of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. Mr. Deitz is a member of the CPR Banking and Financial Services, Employment Disputes, and Insurance panels of mediators and arbitrators. Mr. Deitz is a former Senior Trial Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the State University of New York - Buffalo Law School where he taught securities regulation and aviation law.
Primary Practice Areas
Complex business disputes: contracts, non-compete, securities, commodities, real estate, employment, discrimination, ERISA, accounting, insurance, partnerships and joint ventures, sales of business, environmental, intellectual property, copyright, entertainment, aviation, professional liability, mass and class actions, throughout the United States and internationally.
Dispute Resolution Experience and Training
Mr. Deitz is a Special Master of the Supreme Court of the State of New York - Appellate Division. He trained as a mediator at Harvard Law School. He is a mediator and has trained mediators for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, the Supreme Court of the State of New York - Commercial Division, the Department of Justice, and the New York State Society of Public Accountants and FINRA. He is a mediator for the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Professional and Civic Associations
Council, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. Co-chair of the Subcommittee for Commercial Disputes of the State of New York Unified Court System Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee. Chair, Mediation Subcommittee of the National Association of Securities Dealers National Committee on Arbitration and Mediation. Member of the Board of Editors of the Securities Arbitration Commentator. Chair, Securities Arbitration and Mediation - Hot Topics annual program of The New York City Bar Association.
The American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, Securities and Exchange Commission International Institute for Securities Market Development, and the Practicing Law Institute have published Mr. Deitz's articles. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Court TV, and PLI and has been quoted in business publications in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East on the resolution of employment and business disputes. Mr. Deitz served as a director and member of the Executive Committee of Seeds of Peace, a not-for-profit organization that introduces dispute resolution skills to the children of nations in conflict.
Fieldston School, 1961; Brown University, 1965; Cornell Law School, 1968; Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers, 1989 - 1994; CEDR London (1998, 2000); CPR International Institute of Dispute Prevention and Resolution Brussels (2006) Paris (2007) Vienna (2008); American Bar Association International Dispute Resolution Summit, The Hague (2008).