Academy Member Inducted 2011

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Richard H. Silberberg, Mediator & Arbitrator, New York, New York.

Richard H. Silberberg

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
51 West 52nd Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 415-9231
Fax: (646) 607-5902
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1985
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/6/24)200
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/6/24)300
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


30 years of experience as mediator and arbitrator of complex commercial disputes for American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, ICC International Court of Arbitration, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and ad hoc and court-annexed tribunals.  Presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in approximately 200 domestic and international commercial arbitrations (including class arbitrations and other multi- party proceedings), and author of dozens of reasoned awards. 

Mediator of approximately 150 domestic and international commercial disputes in a wide variety of industries including entertainment and media; financial services; food and hospitality; franchising; healthcare and insurance; law and accounting; licensing; product distribution; real estate, construction and design; and technology.

Forty years of experience handling highly-diversified commercial and international litigation and arbitration practice involving representation of litigants in broad range of disputes including antitrust, RICO and securities violations;defamation and invasion of privacy; employment discrimination and financial services employment agreements; false advertising, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition and other business torts; franchising, licensing and product distribution; healthcare and insurance; intellectual property; investment management, joint venture, merger & acquisition and stock purchase agreements; and real estate, construction and design in federal and state courts, and in administrative, arbitration and mediation proceedings,throughout the country.

Case Experience

  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Partnerships
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology



  • New York University School of Law - J.D., 1975
  • Managing Editor, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics
  • Recipient, Lillian and Isidore Halpern Award for Excellence in Trial Practice
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison - B.A., Political Science, 1972




  • AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2003
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2002
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1998
  • AAA Hearing Chair Training, Arbitration Day, 1992
  • AAA, Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (ACE003), 2006
  • Center for Public Resources Mediation Training, 1992
  • Faculty, AAA Seeking Interim Relief In Arbitration, 2005
  • Faculty, AAA, Best Practices For Arbitrating Large Complex Cases, 2005
  • Faculty, AAA, Best Practices in Complex Arbitration, 2005
  • Faculty, AAA, Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2010
  • Faculty, AAA, Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, 2005
  • Faculty, AAA, Dispositive Motions: When to Make Them; When to Grant Them, 2015
  • Faculty, AAA, Drafting Effective Arbitration Clauses, 2002
  • Faculty, AAA, Managing a Successful Arbitration, 2014
  • Faculty, AAA, Optimizing the Hearing, 2005, 2004
  • Faculty, AAA, The "How To" of Presenting Damages in Arbitration, 2015
  • Faculty, AAA, The Preliminary Hearing: Preliminary, But Not Just Procedural, 2014
  • Faculty, ABA, Secrets of Success: Unique Problems in Commercial Arbitration and Best Practices for Managing Them, 2016
  • Faculty, Building a Sustainable ADR Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2015
  • Faculty, New York State Bar Association, Commercial Arbitration Training for Arbitrators and Counsel, 2015, 2014
  • Faculty, Show Me the Money: The Effective Presentation of Damages in Arbitration Versus Litigation, 2015


















Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association, Panels of Mediators and Arbitrators, 1988-present
  • American Bar Association , ADR, Antitrust Litigation and International Litigation Committees, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association, Franchise and Dealership Committee, Antitrust Law Section
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, International Commercial Disputes Committee, 2016-present
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators, Immediate Past President and Fellow, 2007-present
  • Fund for Modern Courts, Board of Directors, 1999-present; Executive Committee, 2005-present; Treasurer, 2014-present
  • High 5 Tickets to the Arts, Board of Directors, 1999-2009; Executive Committee, 2002-2009
  • International Arbitration Club of New York, Member
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Board of Directors, 1992-present
  • London Court of International Arbitration, Member, 2000-present
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Member
  • New York Academy of Arbitrators and Mediators, Member
  • New York International Arbitration Center, Board of Directors, 2013-present 
  • New York State Bar Association, Committee on Federal Procedure, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Co-Chair, CLE and Programming Committee, 2013-2016
  • New York University Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors,  2002-2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, Panel of Arbitrators, Plan of Court-Annexed Arbitration, 1987-present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Panel of Mediators, Mandatory Mediation Program, 1992-present 


Rates Information

$625 per hour for hearing and study time

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