Richard was the Senior Vice President of American Arbitration Association (AAA) and founding head of the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). He was the founding Executive Director of the Global Center for Dispute Resolution Research, which conducted research in arbitration, and ADR for disputes in cross-border transactions. His experience includes significant input in the design and establishment of dispute resolution centers in a number of regions.
Richard also served as Permanent Secretary - North America, Court of Arbitration for Sport, and conducted hundreds of seminars and training programs on dispute resolution
A graduate of University of Rhode Island and Columbia Business School, he has published extensively in the fields of International Business Arbitration and International Private Commercial Arbitration.