Harold Himmelman has been nationally recognized for two decades as a distinguished mediator and arbitrator of highly complex disputes involving national and multi-national companies and high profile government disputes involving the U.S. Department of Justice and sister federal agencies. A number of the government cases have involved litigation that has been the subject of intense media scrutiny. In mediating hundreds of cases, many of which have involved claims for tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, Mr. Himmelman has gained a reputation as an expert resolving disputes in such areas as: business and commercial; Federal and State False Claims Act and qui tam; fraud and fiduciary duty; professional liability and malpractice; sports, entertainment and media; intellectual property; technology; partnerships; franchises (auto, food, hotel); employment (whistleblower, Privacy Act, age, race, and gender discrimination, executive compensation/equity ownership); and environment.
Mr. Himmelman has been involved over the years on a number of non-profit Boards and in sports related activities. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, a non-profit founded by Cal Ripken, Jr., his brother Bill, and their mother in honor of the late Cal, Sr. who mentored and coached thousands of youngsters, major league baseball players, managers, and coaches. The Foundation supports under-served youth by building Youth Development Parks (some with Adaptive Fields for special needs children) across the nation in distressed communities, providing original programming, and partnering with law enforcement and other youth service organizations.