Preparatory education at The Thacher School, Ojai, California. B.Sc. in Engineering, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. J.D., University of Southern California Law School. Postgraduate education: Securities Law, University of Southern California Law School. Environmental Engineering, Industrial Waste Conference, Purdue University, 1988, 1989. Insurance & Reinsurance Arbitration, ARIAS-US, annual courses since 1997. International Commercial Arbitration, Paris, 2005. Diplomate in International Arbitration Law,College of Law of England and Wales. Certificate in Advanced Mediation, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law. Advanced mediation training, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”).