Past Employment:
Partner, Reed Smith LLP, 2004-2005; Partner, Hall Dickler LLP, 1992-2004; Partner, Warshaw, Burstein, Cohen, Schlesinger & Kuh, 1983-92; Partner, Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, 1973-83, Associate 1968-73; Trial Attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1966-68; Law Clerk, Honorable M. Joseph Blumenfeld, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1965-66.

Professional Licenses and Associations: 
  
Admitted to the Bar: State of New York, 1966; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1969); District of Connecticut, 1992; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second (1969-2015) and Sixth (1991) Circuits; U.S. Tax Court, 1998; U.S. Supreme Court, 1982.. Chair of the Joint Committee on Fee Disputes and Conciliation, responsible under Part 137 of the Rules of the Chief Administrator of the New York State Courts for the Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program in New York County and the Bronx. (2012 through December 2014).  The Joint Committee represents NYCLA, New York City Bar Association and the Bronx County Bar Association.

Education:     
Harvard College (AB,1962); Harvard Law School (JD,1965)

Arbitration Training:
Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2009; Arbitration Training: AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2006; AAA Practical Tips for Dealing with Delay Tactics of Parties and Advocates (ACE004), 2005; Attended AAA Neutrals Conference, 2004, 2003; AAA Arbitrator Update 2004; AAA Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure (ACE003), 2004; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties (ACE002), 2003; AAA Arbitrator Update 2003, 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 2000.   Mediation TrainingADR Dept of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, New York on “How Mediation Works for Both Parties and the Courts to Expedite Resolution (2012);  Supreme Court, Commercial Division, Queens County, Commercial Mediation Training Workshop, 2007; New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division, Advanced Mediation Training Program, New York County, 2006; United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Skills Training, 2005. Attended AAA sponsored Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute (ACMI) program in Austin, Texas in September 2008. 


Mediation Training:
ADR Dept of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, New York on “How Mediation Works for Both Parties and the Courts to Expedite Resolution (2012);  Supreme Court, Commercial Division, Queens County, Commercial Mediation Training Workshop, 2007; New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division, Advanced Mediation Training Program, New York County, 2006; United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Skills Training, 2005. Attended AAA sponsored Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute (ACMI) program in Austin, Texas in September 2008. 
Speaking Engagements:
Arbitration topics:  American Arbitration Association-sponsored programs on “Provisional Remedies in Arbitration” (October 2005 and February 2006); “Selecting the Right Arbitrator in an IP or Licensing Case” (March 2005); “Drafting an ADR Clause for an IP Contract or License” (April 2005).Panel participation arising out of service as Chair of Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Program in New York and Bronx Counties: to New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) (March 2012 and November 2010);  to New York Women’s Bar Association (March 2012)

Mediation topics:  “Mediation by Freeze Frame” to New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (May 2009); “The Basics of Arbitration and Mediation” at New York State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section Annual Meeting (January 2007) and Fall Meeting (October 2006)

Law areas:   “Comparative Advertising Litigation,” Greater New York Chapter of American Corporate Counsel Association (February 2003); “Class Actions and the Internet,” Class Action Litigation Summit, (June 2002); Trademark Litigation Surveys” and “Developments in Trademark Dilution Law,” International Trademark Association  (2002). Articles“The Availability of Preliminary Remedies as a Reason to Arbitrate IP Disputes,” American Arbitration Association’s DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, Nov. 200
6. “Attacking Speech Through Lanham Act False Advertising Claims,” Media Law Resource Center Bulletin, January 13, 2004.  Other publications include “Defending Depositions,” ABA JOURNAL, October 1985; “Protecting Your Expert in Discovery,” ABA JOURNAL, September 1985; “Managing Litigation Experts,” ABA JOURNAL, December 1984.  



Articles:
“The Availability of Preliminary Remedies as a Reason to Arbitrate IP Disputes,” American Arbitration Association’s DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, Nov. 2006. “Attacking Speech Through Lanham Act False Advertising Claims,” Media Law Resource Center Bulletin, January 13, 2004.  Other publications include “Defending Depositions,” ABA JOURNAL, October 1985; “Protecting Your Expert in Discovery,” ABA JOURNAL, September 1985; “Managing Litigation Experts,” ABA JOURNAL, December 1984. 



                                    JAMES DANIELS:   PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY