As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and holder of a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, Richard D. Faulkner is one of the foremost arbitration experts in the country. Mr. Faulkner has arbitrated over 300 commercial, construction, employment, professional credentialing, insurance coverage, reinsurance, international, non-competition, trade secret, loan default, commercial lease, maritime, securities, personal injury, and internet "Domain Name" disputes. He has also been counsel in multiple class-action arbitrations, dealing with contract, statutory, and injunction issues, and international arbitrations in the United Kingdom, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands valued at more than $150M.
In 2005, Mr. Faulkner was the Arbitration Tribunal Chairman for the Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports, Inc. v. SCA Promotions, Inc. et al. He authored the largest arbitration sanction in United States, when the Tribunal awarded SCA $10M for Mr. Armstrong’s misleading the arbitration tribunal. His Award was subsequently made public and the subject of stories in the WSJ, NYT, Times of London, Straights Times of Singapore.
Mr. Faulkner has been a Professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and taught arbitration and mediation in the U.S., U.K., Kingdom of Jordan, and Kingdom of Malaysia. He has also taught Admiralty Law, holds an LL.M. in Admiralty Law from Tulane Law School where he served as an Adjunct Professor. He was a Contributing Author to the ABA handbook on arbitration, “How Arbitration Works, 6th ed.”, and author of numerous articles on arbitration, mediation and negotiation.
Currently, Mr. Faulkner is the principal attorney for Faulkner ADR Law and Of Counsel for Bennett Injury Law in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Faulkner has been appointed by multiple Federal District Courts as deputy special master and mediator, and by numerous Texas courts for a variety of cases. He served as a trial judge in municipal courts in Collin and Tarrant Counties in Texas, and was a Judge Ad Hoc in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Mr. Faulkner has been an expert witness on Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas, as well as the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Texas, and the House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana.
He is the National Programs Chairman for the American Bar Association's Arbitration Committee, and is a Master of the W.M. "Mac" Taylor, Jr. Inn of the American Inns of Court.