Professor David S. Weiss, Esq., formerly Managing Director, General Counsel and a Member of the Board of Directors of Bridger Commercial Funding, LLC (Capital Markets Group) New York City, was the Founder and Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) and a Visiting Scholar at the Business School of New Jersey City University. He promotes negotiation and mediation through focusing his research on trade and commerce to develop and grow small and medium size businesses.
David is a member of the Bars of New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia. He is also a member of The New Jersey State Bar Dispute Resolution Executive Committee, the New York County Lawyers’ Association and an appointed mediator and arbitrator for Part 137 cases, as well as a Member of the Commercial Real Estate Financial Council. He received his Juris Doctor at New York Law School and studied law at Cornell Law School Paris Summer Institute and Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP), Bern, Switzerland. David is an International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator and holds an appointment for the IMI and Florence International Mediation Center (FIMC), representing them at The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), mandated with exploring Mediation Model Law/Treaty on Enforcement of Cross Border Agreements. He has lectured before the Global Pound Conference Series in New York, New Jersey State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association and has hosted international conferences on mediation and trade for small and medium-size companies both in the United States and in Europe.
Dr. Weiss has extensive publications in the field of mediation and policy to promote business including articles in Columbia Law School’s American Review of International Arbitration, American Arbitration Association’s Dispute Resolution Journal, and Mediate.com. Recently, he has been interviewed on his research for third party financing of mediation outcomes in L’Agefi, Geneva, Switzerland, and in the New Jersey State Bar Journal, as well as Law 360 for his policy proposals to create enforcing mechanisms for mediation settlement agreements under a New Jersey law.
David has had a lifelong interest in the study of psychology with a particular interest in the work of C.G. Jung.