Paul Dubow is a full time arbitrator and mediator. His office is in San Francisco and he specializes in employment, commercial, insurance, securities, and health law matters. He spent 30 years as director of litigation at Dean Witter Reynolds, during which period he tried approximately 125 arbitration cases as well as a number of bench and jury trials in various parts of the country. He has been an arbitrator since 1975 and a mediator since 1994 and became a full time ADR practitioner in 2001. He has arbitrated over 150 cases and has mediated in excess of 300 matters. He has been a member of the CDRC board since 2003, was president in 2008. and now is chair of the Legislative Committee. He is the former co-chair of the Arbitration Committees of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, ABA Litigation Section and Contra Costa County Bar Association. He is also a fellow and board member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and a founder of and past president of the Mediation Society of San Francisco. He was a member of the Judicial Council working group that promulgated the rules for mediators in court annexed mediations and the working group that created the initial draft of the Employment Rules of the American Arbitration Association and was chair and vice chair of the State Bar Task Force on Complex Litigation. He is also the author of the ADR section of the annual update of California law for the nd Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association and a member of the editorial boards of California Litigation Magazine and the Securities Arbitration Commentator.