David Ross

Lecturer in Law

Tel: 212.860.5676
Email: davidross@nyc.rr.com

He has trained lawyers for: • New York City Bar Association • Électricité de France • American Corporate Counsel Association • United States Attorney General’s Office • American Bar Association • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York • Practicing Law Institute • law firms throughout the country

Mr. Ross has also conducted training sessions for public and private organizations, including: • United Airlines • The McGraw-Hill Companies • Cosmair (L’Oreal, Maybelline) • American International Group, Inc. • The Rainforest Alliance

Mr. Ross serves as a Lecturer at Columbia University Law School where he teaches a course entitled Negotiation Theory and Skills. He has also taught courses or lectured on mediation and arbitration at New York University School of Law, Cornell University School of Labor/Industrial Relations, Brooklyn Law School, and Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School. He is a former member of the National ADR Training Faculty of Pepperdine University School of Law based in Malibu, California.

An active mediator for 20 years, Mr. Ross has successfully resolved hundreds of two-party and multi-party disputes. Recognized as a leading employment mediator, he has mediated all types of employment cases -- including class actions -- with issues involving allegations of harassment and discrimination based on age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, national origin and race. Mr. Ross also has experience resolving commercial, construction, environmental, franchise, partnership dissolution, personal injury, and securities cases. Prior to becoming a full-time trainer and mediator, Mr. Ross was a civil litigator at the New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Mr. Ross has authored several articles on ADR, including “Strategic Considerations in Choosing a Mediator” (Employment Dispute Resolution Journal, Plenum 2000), “The Role of Feelings in Mediation” (Dispute Resolution Alert, February 2011) and "Advanced Negotiation Skills for Lawyers", ABA Press (2013). In addition, Mr. Ross served as an editor for a leading textbook on negotiation entitled Beyond Winning: Negotiating to Create Value in Deals and Disputes (Harvard University Press 2000).
Mr. Ross earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he spent one year as a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, England. He earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his LL.M. from Columbia University Law School.

References are available upon request.