• J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, 1969 (Michigan Law Review, Assistant Editor)
  • L.L.M., New York University School of Law, 1974
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1966


  • New York, Vermont, New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Vermont
  • U.S. District Court, New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • New York State Bar Association, former House of Delegates
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, International Commercial Disputes Committee
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair TIPS Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and Chair Academics Subcommittee; member, Litigation Section, ICLC Committee
  • International Bar Association, former Chair International Litigation Committee
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United States Council for International Business
  • Center for Public Resources (CPR) International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • ARIAS (AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society)
  • REMEDI (Reinsurance Mediation Institute)

Robert Straniere, Mediators + More

Charles (Chuck) Platto

Member, Mediators + More

CHUCK PLATTO was a long time insurance/litigation partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York, and chair of the International Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association, who left New York in the nineties to become a small town “country” lawyer in Vermont. Over the next decade, his country law practice evolved into a national boutique insurance law firm. Chuck returned to New York in 2007 to head the insurance practice of a well-known regional firm, and in recent years has become a full time domestic and international commercial arbitrator and mediator with a concentration in the insurance field.  In 2013 he was retained as a consultant to the American Arbitration Association to train all mediators for the AAA Superstorm insurance mediation programs for New York and New Jersey, and served himself as a mediator in more than 50 Sandy mediations. Chuck is a vice chair of the ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Insurance Litigation Reporter (Thomson/Reuters) and has written several books, chapters and many articles in the insurance field. He has been named to the list of New York Super Lawyers for Insurance Coverage since 2010. He is currently adjunct professor of Insurance Law at Fordham Law School a post he has held for several years, following prior appointments as an adjunct professor at NYU and Vermont Law Schools.