|Roy L. De Barbieri, Esq.|
Roy L. De Barbieri, Esq.,
De Barbieri & Associates Consultants
Current Employer-Title De Barbieri & Associates – Full time Neutral, Arbitrator, Mediator, Fact-finder,
Commercial, Construction, Franchise and Family and Probate Matters
Profession Full-time Commercial Arbitrator, Mediator; International Trade Consultant;
Business and Real Estate Developer, Attorney at Law
Work History Retired Partner, De Barbieri & Associates, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law LLC;
Of Counsel to Zangari, Cohn,Cuthbertson, Duhl and Grello, PC:
Attorney, Private ADR Practice, 1988-presesent. Partner,
Schine, Julianelle & De Barbieri, 1989-94; Partner, CO.GE.PA, S.r.L, Turin, Italy,
1988-94; President, Chevron Ties International, 1983-84.
Experience Forty Eight years of experience primarily engaged in a business law practice in,
Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts including, but not limited to
bankruptcy, workers’ compensation, real estate, foreclosure, consumer, franchise,
probate and estates, creditor’s rights, business law, real estate development,
contract default disputes, foreclosures, employment disputes, contract enforcement,
asset recovery, divorce and family law, landlord/tenant matters, leasing, zoning and
land use, salvage and admiralty, and environmental compliance. Represented real
estate developers in matters valued up to $100 million. Represented city
governments and is a legal consultant for European companies. Experience also
includes representation of commercial and consumer clients before State and
Federal Public Utility Control, Transportation, and various administrative agencies.
As investor, experienced in real estate development, housing, and construction law
matters. Former Connecticut worker’ compensation commissioner at large. Small
claims hearing judge in over 300 cases between 1977 and 1993. Member of the
Governor’s Housing Task Force. Designed and built State Plaza office building in
New Haven Connecticut 1988. Service Award, The Republic of Italy, 2003; Rank
of Commander, Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, House of Savoy, 2004.
Adjunct Professor, Quinnipiac Law School.
Experienced as an Advocate, Neutral and Instructor in arbitration and mediation,
sole arbitrator, and panel member, including AAA, private, and international
arbitration and mediation. Since 1988 served as an arbitrator in approximately 475
matters, involving issues of liability and damage allocation of up to $40 million.
Also arbitrated franchise, real estate matters, and construction matters, major
national franchisee disputes, banking regulation and compliance, employment
disputes, partnership buyout disputes, fee disputes, contract disputes, and attorney
fee disputes, major partner/auto dealer dispute and real estate valuation cases.
Mediator experience in the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission as at
Large Commissioner. Most recently mediated an international Commercial dispute
with claims to $950 million dollars. Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Member of AAA Commercial, Consumer, and Large Complex Case Panels in CT,
NY, and MA, CT ADR Center Panel, Fellow, and Chair of Law Firm CLE
Education Committee, The College of Commercial Arbitrators.
Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018;
CCA 17th Annual Meeting, 2017; Advanced Training in Healthcare Mediation,
2017; AAA Exploring Critical Issues in Arbitration, 2016; ABA Section of Dispute
Resolution mid-year meeting, Effective Advocacy and Management in Arbitration,
2015; AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy
Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2013; College of Commercial Arbitrators
Annual Meeting, 2016, 2015, 2014,2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009; New York State
Bar Association, Section on Dispute Resolution, Annual Updates, 2013, 2012;
NYSBA, Crisis in the Courts, 2011; AAA Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in
Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing, 2011; What Recent Discoveries
in Neuroscience Can Add to the Art of Negotiation and Practice of Mediation,
2011; AAA, Muscular Arbitration: Trimming the Fat Out of Arbitration, 2011; CT
Bar Institute, Inc. Let’s Get the Lead Out! Arbitrators, Outside Counsel, Clients and
Arbitration, 2010; AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference: Electronic Discovery,
Chairing ICDR Panels, Managing the ICDR Guidelines, Update, 2009; AAA Ask
& Answer: Arbitration, 2008; ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring
Conference, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2003; ICDR The Common Law/Civil
Law Gap: The Issues and How International Arbitrators May Resolve Them, 2006;
AAA Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2005; AAA Arbitrator
Roundtable on Discovery: Enough is Enough, or is it?, 2004; ICDR/AAA,
International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America, 2004; AAA Arbitrator
Roundtable: The Revised Commercial Arbitrator Code of Ethics, 2004; AAA
Neutrals Conference, 2003; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding &
Writing Awards (ACE001), 2003; AAA Arbitrator Update, 2003, 2002; AAA
Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2001;
AAA Basic Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999; AAA Neutrals Retreat, 1998;
various other ADR and Mediation training.
Admitted to the Bar: Connecticut, 1973; U.S. District Court, District of
Connecticut, 1973; U.S. Supreme Court, 1977. Licensed Real Estate Agent,
The College of Commercial Arbitrators (Director and Fellow); Chartered Institute
of Arbitrators; American Bar Association; Connecticut Bar Association (Section on
ADR, Past Chair), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, National Italian
American Bar Association, AAA national panel of Mediators.
Mount St. Mary’s University (BS-1969); Cleveland State University, Cleveland
Marshall College of Law (JD-1972).
Presenter, ADR Section CBA, “Advocacy in Pre Hearing Conferences, September
27, 2017; “Presenter, Ct Bar Institute, ” Managing an Arbitration”, June 12, 2017;
Presenter, “Advocacy Skills in Arbitration”, CT Bar Institute, June 11th 2016:
Presenter, “Drafting Arbitration Clauses”, Baker Hostetler, New York City, June
2013; Presenter, “CCA/Tenn Bar Assoc. CLE “Drafting the Arbitration Process
You Want and Need”, November 2012; Presenter, “Arbitration of Family Law
Matters”, CT Bar CLE program, May 2012; Presenter, “Drafting and Implementing
Modern ADR Clauses: How Business Lawyers and Litigators Together Can Get
Better Results When a Deal Goes Bad”, CT Bar CLE program, March, 2012;
Presenter, “Mediation and Arbitration Advocacy for the Family Lawyer: The
Basics”, CT Bar CLE program, December 2011; Speaker,” Employing Dispute
Resolution Clauses”, at the NACVA CPE program, November 2011; Presenter,
“Lower Cost Arbitration” CT Bar CLE program, Greenwich, CT., May 2011;
Speaker, “The CCA Protocols: Making Arbitration less expensive and more
effective,” Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 2010; Presenter,
“ADR 101,” CT Bar Association/CLE program, Sept. 2010; Presenter, “Managing
Your First Arbitration,” CCA/AAA/JAMS, Connecticut Bar Association CLE,
May 2010; speaker, “Disclosure Practice,” Connecticut Bar Association, Section on
Dispute Resolution, 2009; Lead Presenter, “Ethics of Disclosure,” ADR Center
Advanced Arbitrator Training Seminar, 2008 and 2009; Lead Presenter, “Arbitrator
Insight, 20-20 Case Management Interactive Seminar,” ADR Center, New Britain,
CT 2009; Faculty/trainer, General Commercial Arbitrator training, ADR Center,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
United States of America
New York City, N.Y., and Madison, Connecticut, United States of America
Hearing: $3400.00/Day, (minimum 8 hours first hearing day).
Administration and Study: $425.00/Hr, (minimum charge of 1 hour daily for any service).
Cancellation Period: More than 2 Days before hearing.