Peter R. Day's wide-ranging experience as an arbitrator, business lawyer, trial lawyer, corporate executive and university educator make him well-suited to serve as a neutral in nearly any alternative dispute resolution setting.
He has a broad background as a lawyer with over 40 years of practice, ranging from trial practice and litigation management to a wide-ranging corporate practice, with significant experience in intellectual property, international business, construction, aircraft finance, real estate, and asset sales.
In his role as Chief Counsel for two divisions of The Boeing Company, a substantial part of his responsibility was cost-effective and prompt dispute resolution, using negotiation, informal means of alternative dispute resolution, and formal mediation, arbitration or litigation when necessary.
He is the chair of the Seattle Chapter of the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has taught International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Washington School of Law. He has also taught both MBA and undergraduate courses in business law and international law at the Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics.
In 2012 and 2013, he co-sponsored with WunschARB Sàrl workshops on "Cross-Examination in International Arbitration," hosted by the Beijing and Shanghai Arbitration Commissions in their respective cities. Similar workshops entitled "Succeeding in Arbitration through Cross-examination,” were held in Vienna in 2014 and 2015, sponsored by the ICC Austria and Dorda Brugger Jordis. In 2016, he was an instructor for the "International Dispute Resolution Masterclass," in Beijing, sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators & UNCITRAL.
With the National Institute for Trial Advocacy he has taught trial practice to lawyers for 15 years at the San Diego and Seattle programs, as well as in-house "Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration" training programs in London.
Having studied European Union law in Germany, and received a graduate degree in management as a Fulbright scholar in France, he is reasonably fluent in both German and French and has negotiated business transactions in both languages.
After living and doing business on three continents, he has an understanding of the interplay of different legal systems and cultures in international business, a management perspective of business disputes and a very pragmatic approach to dispute resolution.
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