Deborah is an arbitrator and mediator with practical business experience, legal skills and financial acumen. She is an experienced transactional lawyer, CEO, board chair, board member and restructuring officer. She is a problem-solver by nature and practice. Her background offers a distinctive skill set as an arbitrator and mediator.
Matters in which Deborah has been an arbitrator or mediator include:
breach of fiduciary duty claims
allegations of self-dealing and unjust enrichment
data breaches and inappropriate use of private data
disputes over service and supply commitments
testing company’s determination of outcomes
medical diagnosis requirement for trust payout
constitutional rights violations
Deborah currently serves as as director of a privately-owned health care clinical products and design company with operations in the E.U. and India. She previously served as:
CEO of an innovative digital behavioral health company
Independent Board Chair for a $1B revenue family-owned consumer products company
Restructuring Officer of a telecom company with peak revenues of $500 million; and
Strategic consultant focused on biopharma financing and health innovation.
She previously was a highly rated lawyer at a Top 100 U.S. law firm, focusing on complex transactions and corporate governance. While practicing law, Deborah was recognized for more than 10 years in Best Lawyers in American for corporate law and was rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to co-founding and growing a new office of her firm, she was the first woman and youngest partner elected by the partners to the management committee.
Deborah is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is admitted to the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Arbitrators for Commercial, Consumer, Health Care, M&A and Joint Ventures; the American Health Lawyers' Association Panel of Arbitrators; the International Institute of Conflict Prevention & Resolution's Distinguished Panel of Neutrals for Arbitration; and FINRA’s Panel of Arbitrators. She was an arbitrator at the 26th Annual Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna (2019).
Deborah is a certified mediator under the North Carolina Mediated Settlement Conference Program for the Business Court and other Superior Courts. She is admitted to the International Institute of Conflict Prevention & Resolution's Distinguished Panel of Neutrals for Mediation and to the AAA-administered Disaster Mediation Program for Hurricane Florence for the North Carolina Department of Insurance.