Philip Allen Lacovera, a former senior partner with Mayer Brown Rowe & Mawe in New York and former executive with General Electric and Morgan Stanley, has joined JAMS, The Resolution Experts as a mediator and arbitrator in New York effective January 1.
A former U.S. deputy solicitor general, Mr. Lacovera is known for his work as counsel to the Watergate Special Prosecutor in 1974. In that role, he successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court for the release of President Nixon's White House audiotapes.
Mr. Lacovera, who joined JAMS after retiring from the firm as a partner, has held many high-profile positions in New York and Washington, DC. He has served as vice president and senior counsel for litigation and legal policy at General Electric, managing director and general counsel of Morgan Stanley & Company, and for 14 years as head of the Washington, DC office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
Mr. Lacovera has served as president of the District of Columbia Bar, as chair of the American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, and as chair of the ABA Special Committee on Amicus Curiae Briefs. He also has served as co-chair of the ABA National Institute on Appellate Advocacy.
Mr. Lacovera has argued 17 U.S. Supreme Court cases in government service and in private practice, in addition to many other cases in the federal circuits and state appellate courts. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration.