Richard J. Wertheimer

Contact Information

P. O Box 1121
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 895-1792
Email: richard.wertheimer@blackswanadr.com     



In 1996, I took early retirement from private practice, after many years as a senior partner at Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC.  I moved to Davidson (where a son teaches at Davidson College).  I have since mediated and arbitrated a wide variety of complex corporate disputes, and served as special master and special committee member for the North Carolina Business Court.

While in private practice, I headed the Arnold & Porter litigation practice group, litigated for plaintiffs and defendants in corporate, banking, antitrust, securities, environmental, ERISA, Baseball and other disputes, and held senior firm management positions.  I also mediated matters in the DC courts, and ran the firm’s pro bono program for a time.

1957      Princeton University, A.B. (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs).
1960      Harvard Law School, J.D.

1968-1996     Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC. 
1965-1968     Regional Legal Advisor and then Special Assistant to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, in Washington, DC, New Delhi, India, and Ankara, Turkey. 
1960-1965 U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Washington, DC (Attorney General’s Honor Program).

Inactive member of the North Carolina and D.C. Bars.

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