David W. Ichel

Adjunct Faculty, J.D. Program

Duke Law School, 1978 J.D. 
Duke University, 1975 B.A.

David W. Ichel is a mediator and arbitrator at David W. Ichel Dispute Resolution LLC. He is appointed to both the CPR (International Institute for Conflict Resolution and Prevention) and FedArb (Federal Arbitration Inc.) panels.

Ichel is also a senior lecturing fellow at Duke Law School where he teaches Complex Civil Litigation focusing on taking students through large scale, multi-party, multi-forum litigation, including complaint filing and motions to dismiss; joint plaintiff and defense counsel groups; joinder of parties; class actions; federal-federal and federal-state multiple case forum disputes and MDL litigation; case management, discovery and document preservation; summary judgment; settlement of class actions and other complex litigation; and complex trial approaches.

He was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP for 29 of 37 years he was at the firm and litigated complex commercial disputes and advised companies, boards and industry associations, leading the defense and prosecution of lawsuits involving securities, contract, commercial fraud, product liability/mass tort, insurance company insolvency, insurance coverage, antitrust and unfair trade practice, distributor termination, defamation and advertising/labeling. 

Ichel attended Duke Law School and was on the Duke Law Journal Editorial Board; he also did his undergraduate studies at Duke graduating summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to practice in NY, NJ, DC, the Supreme Court and numerous federal courts. 
At Miami Law he teaches Large Scale Litigation - Practical Skills.