Curriculum Vitae


Mediator  |  ADR Consultant  |   Arbitrator  |  Attorney

Practice limited primarily to mediation, arbitration, and conflict resolution, the primary purpose of which is to resolve disputes efficiently and appropriately through communication, thought and insight. Experienced in complex multiparty domestic and international litigation as noted infra.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York State
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • New York Federal Court Eastern, Southern, and Northern districts


  • LL.M. Columbia Law School (2000)
  • J.D. Syracuse University Law School (1982)
  • B.A. St. Lawrence University (1980)

Court Mediation Panels:

EDNY; SDNY; Bronx County Supreme and Surrogate’s Courts; Kings County Supreme Court; New York County Supreme Court and Commercial Division, Richmond County Supreme and Surrogate’s Courts; Rockland County Supreme and Surrogate’s Courts; Westchester County Supreme Court, Commercial Division and Surrogate’s Court; NYCRR Part 146 Certified Mediator in NY Courts

Mediation Experience

  • Mediated In Excess of 300 Mediations (approx.)
  • Mediation consultant in multi-party international litigation
  • Mediator trainer, mentor, coach, and advisor

ADR Practice Areas

Business, Commercial, Contract and Corporate (domestic and international); Civil Rights, Employment, FLSA, Multiparty Commercial and Real Estate Development; Partnership, Personal Injury, Estate

Noteworthy Mediations and Negotiations 

ADR Related Activities

  • Completed CIARB International Arbitration Course (Fall 2023)
  • Member of working group on Singapore Convention recommendations to U.S. State Department
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District New York, Mediator Evaluator and Trainer
  • Harvard Law School Program on Mediation and Negotiation (Fall 2021)
  • CUNY Law School Adjunct Professor Mediation Lawyering Seminar (Spring 2019, Spring 2020)
  • CUNY LAW School Mediation Clinic Attorney Supervisor, Instructor and Evaluator in Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan County Civil Courts, Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • New York State Surrogate’s Court Mediator Training Coach, September 2019
  • Co-presenter, 32 Hour CLE-Accredited Basic Mediation Course for Community Mediators and Lawyers
  • Co-presenter to SDNY ADR Panel Members, CLE course on joint session strategies
  • New York City Bar Association ADR Committee and Diversity Subcommittee
  • SDNY Mediation Advisory Committee
  • New York City Department of Human Rights Conflict Trainer
  • New York City Bar Association Basic and Advanced Commercial Mediation CLE Evaluator and Coach
  • Westchester & Rockland County Mediation Center: mediated, trained, evaluated, and mentored mediators in community disputes, small claims, custody and matrimonial litigation for NYCRR Part 146 certification
  • New York State Bar Association Three Day Commercial Arbitration course

Articles and Writing

  • Anthony DiCaprio, Advancing Mediator Skills Through Self Awareness and Creating Space for Resolution, New York State Bar Association, New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Vol 16, No.2, Sept. 2023, at 38.
  • Anthony DiCaprio, What is Mediation, available at
  • Anthony DiCaprio, Mediate or Litigate, available at

Notable Cases Litigated

  • Salim v Mitchell (WAED): Member of trial and negotiation team in groundbreaking litigation against psychologists who designed and helped implement CIA interrogation of men using torture (Settled August 2017)
  • Wiwa v. Shell (NYSD): Member of trial team in seminal international human rights litigation o/b/o Plaintiff-Niger Delta-indigenes against various Royal Dutch Shell entities arising out of Shell’s Niger Delta joint venture with the Nigerian government and co-led negotiations resulting in $15 Million Settlement; Adhikari v KBR (NDTX): Member of trial team in litigation on behalf of Nepalese human trafficking victims (settled against one defendant)
  • Ratha v. Phatthana (CACD): Member of trial team for Cambodian Plaintiffs human trafficking victims
  • Doe v. ExxonMobil (DCD): Member of trial team on behalf of Acehnese villagers against ExxonMobil for claims of summary execution, torture, sexual assault, and arbitrary detention
  • Doe v. Karadzic (NYSD): Coordinated Plaintiffs’ trial team in action against Bosnian war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, for claims of genocide, torture, summary execution, sexual assault, and humanitarian law violations resulting in $4.5 Billion Plaintiffs’ verdict; Attorney for amici curiae before S. Supreme Court on international and domestic standards of corporate liability for international law violations; FLSA improper classification action against high profile publishing company (settlement terms confidential). Involvement in these cases included preparing the case for and commencing litigation, taking and defending depositions, working with victims and experts on substantive issues and damages, developing and implementing settlement strategies and international travel.

Other Professional Activities

  • Zoning Board of Appeals Member, City of Rye, New York (current)