February 15, 2005: Headlines: COS - Brazil: Law: Jams - the resolution experts: Hon.v Ronald P. Wertheim (Ret.) has over 20 years of dispute resolution experience as a judge and 24 years as an attorney. He was Peace Corps Director in northeast Brazil from 1966 to 1968

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Brazil: Peace Corps Brazil: The Peace Corps in Brazil: President nominates Ronald P. Wertheim To Be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia - was Peace Corps Director in northeast Brazil from 1966 to 1968: February 15, 2005: Headlines: COS - Brazil: Law: Jams - the resolution experts: Hon.v Ronald P. Wertheim (Ret.) has over 20 years of dispute resolution experience as a judge and 24 years as an attorney. He was Peace Corps Director in northeast Brazil from 1966 to 1968

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Hon.v Ronald P. Wertheim (Ret.) has over 20 years of dispute resolution experience as a judge and 24 years as an attorney. He was Peace Corps Director in northeast Brazil from 1966 to 1968

Hon.v Ronald P. Wertheim (Ret.) has over 20 years of dispute resolution experience as a judge and 24 years as an attorney.  He was Peace Corps Director in northeast Brazil from 1966 to 1968

Hon.v Ronald P. Wertheim (Ret.) has over 20 years of dispute resolution experience as a judge and 24 years as an attorney. He was Peace Corps Director in northeast Brazil from 1966 to 1968

Hon. Ronald P. Wertheim (Ret.) has over 20 years of dispute resolution experience as a judge and 24 years as an attorney. He was assigned to the most complex civil cases and continues to hear cases in senior status on part-time assignment by the Chief Judge.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

* Arbitrates complex commercial and business disputes, including contractual issues, mergers and acquisitions, securities and insurance fraud, real estate, banking, insurance coverage, telecommunications, copyright, patent infringements, website ownership, day-trading, healthcare, medical technology, public utilities, product liability, unfair competition in "grey market" sales of industrial products abroad, often involving complex economic and statistical matters such as regression analyses, market shares, asset valuations.

* Adjudicated numerous employment disputes, including covenants not to compete, executive compensation, alleged wrongful discharge and discrimination by U.S. House of Representatives and by private employers in higher education and in the securities, retailing, public utilities, healthcare, software and telecommunications industries, as well as hundreds of federal adverse personnel actions as Board Member of the first U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board.

* Extensive experience in matters dealing with complex, multi-party SEC injunctive actions and commercial fraud in the federal courts, as well as economic regulatory matters concerning airline rates and routes, gas and oil pipelines, taxes and rail freight while practicing law.

* Served as counsel before the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee and various economic regulatory agencies on issues from Watergate to securities fraud, and was the author of the brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals in the only successful appeal in the main Watergate case.

Representative Matters

* Contracts/Health Care: Chaired arbitration panel resolving claim of hospital to rescind its merger into a large metropolitan health system and also to recover $75 million contract claim.

* Intellectual Property: Served on Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels for U.S. Register of Copyrights adjudicating distribution of over $500 million in cable television copyright royalties among motion picture producers, television broadcasters, PBS, major league baseball and NBA, religious programming, Canadian producers and musicians.

* Class Action: Arbitrated over 100 claims under federal court class action settlement alleging nationwide discrimination against African American farmers by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

* Insurance: Arbitrated/mediated numerous policyholder claims of fraud in dividend projections by major national life insurer.

* Financial: Adjudicated claim of heirs to $90 million office building for fraud by trustee bank and by officers of management and leasing companies.

* Telecommunications: Adjudicated variety of disputes in telecommunications industry relating to tariffs, international and long distance telephone services, telephone answering and paging services, construction of billing tariffs, intrastate and interstate switching.

* Securities: Resolved numerous disputes between stock brokerage firms and their clients concerning such matters as churning of accounts, unsuitable investments, failure to supervise representatives, delayed execution of day-trading transactions. NASD designated arbitrator.

* Bankruptcy: Neutral evaluation for bankruptcy trustee of solvency of debtor conglomerate, contested by four major banks, at time of its refinancing of $450 million debt to another major bank secured by national distribution facilities for wholesale drugstore market.

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

* Member, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Bars, American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution and National Conference of State Trial Judges

* Member, the American Law Institute and its Members Consultative Groups on Torts Apportionment and the Law Governing Lawyers

* Member, U.S. Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel, 1996-2003

* Alternate U.S. Delegate, United Nations Conference on Law of the Sea, 1977

Background and Education

* Judge, Superior Court of District of Columbia, 1982-1992; Senior Judge, 1992 to present

* Board Member, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, 1979-1982

* Practice of law, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., 1958-1961, 1969-1979

* Deputy General Counsel and Associate Director, Peace Corps, 1964-1968

* Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, 1961-1964

* J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1957, Editor-in-Chief, Law Review

* B.S. in Economics, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, 1954; Beta Gamma Sigma

* Diploma, Hague Academy of International Law, 1962

References Available Upon Request

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