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Philip S. Cottone

Philip S. Cottone

Mediator – Arbitrator
Malvern, PA, USA


Mr. Cottone is a member of the mediation and 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 also has been certified by the International Mediation Institute at The Hague.

He has been an arbitrator since 1977 when he was first qualified by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD, now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).  He has been mediating for over twenty years both privately and for ADR organizations. 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. He subsequently chaired the renamed National Arbitration and Mediation Committee from 1993-1997. He served on the national FINRA DR Task Force in 2014-15 that made over fifty recommendations for change in policies and procedures.

Mr. Cottone is an author, lecturer and trainer in dispute resolution. He was an officer and member of the Executive Committee of the governing Council of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section from 2006 to 2015, is a member of the faculties of both the ABA Mediation and Arbitration Institutes, and was Co-Chair of the Arbitration Institute in 2016 and 2017.  He is a member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, and the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators; and a Director of the Philadelphia Chapter of ACR, and the Good Sheperd Mediation Program, the only community mediation program in Philadelphia. He is a 1961 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University, and 1966 graduate of the New York University School of Law.

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