David Lichter has mediated more than 1,600 matters, is engaged regularly by plaintiffs and defendants and mediates cases throughout the United States and abroad. He is A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest available rating, and is included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Mediation and Arbitration, and the 2017 edition of Florida Super Lawyers® in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (Top 100 lawyer).
Mr. Lichter serves as an approved mediator for the American Arbitration Association, is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Circuit Court mediator and by the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern District of Florida as a Certified Mediator and is listed in the Register of Mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is also a mediator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and is certified as a program mediator for the Florida Bar. Additionally, Mr. Lichter is a Fellow of the American College of e-Neutrals, a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society. He has also acted as special master in both state and federal court, and as an independent investigator and Special Magistrate in state court.
The particular substantive areas in which he has mediated or served as a special master or special investigator include securities, real estate related matters, contracts, common law breach of fiduciary duty and fraud, employment, health care, insurance coverage, legal professional liability, trade secrets, trademark and copyright infringement and counterfeiting, covenants not to compete, fraudulent transfers and clawbacks, preference actions, class and collective actions, tortious interference, civil forfeiture, franchises, dealer termination, antitrust, civil rights, Fair Labor Standards Act, False Claims Act, probate, RICO, ADA, FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA, TILA, RESPA, Title VII, corporate derivative actions, and other common law business torts.
The parties in these mediations have included a wide variety of domestic and international individuals, class representatives and institutions, including developers, banks, mortgage lenders, realtors, contractors, broker dealers, financial planners, software companies, recording artists, record labels, professional athletes, insurance companies, automobile dealerships, major oil companies, engineering firms, law firms, CPA firms, medical practices, international exporters and importers, pharmaceutical companies, aviation concerns, hospitals, physicians, teacher’s unions, produce companies, tobacco companies, hotels, religious institutions, international retailers, appraisers, an Indian tribe and the SEC, CFTC, DOJ, DOL, FDIC, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the State of Florida and certain counties and municipalities.
The amounts of money in dispute in the cases mediated have ranged from very small to $2 billion. It is not at all uncommon to mediate disputes in excess of $1 million and David has mediated a number of disputes well in excess of $10 million.