David W. Ichel teaches Complex Civil Litigation at both Duke Law School and the University of Miami Law School. He currently serves as a complex case mediator, arbitrator and special master since his retirement as a partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he litigated complex civil cases and advised corporate, association and individual clients for 37 years from 1978-2015. He is a Life Member of the American Law Institute (since 1993); the Board of Visitors of Duke Law School (Chair 2009-2014); the ARIAS-US Arbitrators Committee; the Commercial Mediation and Arbitration Panel of Federal Arbitration Inc. (FedArb); and the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). He received his BA degree from Duke University and his JD from Duke Law School in 1978, cum laude, where he served on the Duke Law Journal. He is chair of the Judicature editorial board for 2019-20.