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Phone: 2394722994

4352 West Gulf Drive

Sanibel, Fl 33957-5106

Phillip Allen Lacovara


Independent arbitrator

Current Employer:

Independent arbitrator

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Antitrust ✔ Appellate
✔ Banking & finance ✔ Class Actions
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Construction
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Energy including oil and gas
✔ Engineering ✔ Executive Compensation
✔ Industrial ✔ Insurance
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Lemon Law
✔ Licensing ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Mining ✔ Pharmaceuticals
✔ Securities ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Technology ✔ Telecommunications
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes


Chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator in dozens of domestic and international arbitrations. Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; member of various ICDR/AAA and CPR panels; experience chairing ICC, ICDR, and AAA tribunals as well as serving as sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in wide range of commercial and financial disputes. Formerly affiliated with JAMS.

Work History:

Managing Director and General Counsel, Morgan Stanley & Co.; Vice President and Senior Counsel in charge of world-wide litigation, General Electric Company; partner,Hughes Hubbard LLP (Washington, DC); Partner, Mayer Brown LLP (Washington, DC, and New York City); Counsel to Watergate Special Prosecutor, and Deputy Solicitor General of the United States, Department of Justice; Special Counsel to New York City Police Commissioner.


Member, New York and District of Columbia Bars; enrolled solicitor of England and Wales.


Chambers & Partners award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession; Brennan Institute, New York University, Charles Horsky Award for Outstanding Lawyering; President, The District of Columbia Bar; Band1 of Chanbers' peer reviewed list of leading international arbitrators.




Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London);International Arbitration Club of New York


Georgetown University BA magna cum laude; Columbia University School of Law JD summa cum laude.


Selected arbitration-related materials: Resolved: That the Use of Witness Statements in Arbitration Operates as a Fraud on the Tribunal – The Rebuttal Case, College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Meeting (October 2016); Med- Arb, Arb-Med – A Case Study in Success, 5 NEW YORK DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER 39 (Spring 2012) Class Action Arbitrations – The Challenge for the Business Community, 24 ARBITRATION INTERNATIONAL 541 (2008); The Rules of the Road: The Number of Options for Arbitrating International Commercial Disputes Has Grown, GENERAL COUNSEL: NEW YORK (November 14, 2005); The Varying Standards of Review of Arbitration Awards, NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL (August 2, 2004).

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