Richard P. Ryder   

President, Securities Arbitration Commentator, Inc.
P.O. Box 112
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Work: 973 761-5880
Cell: 201-259-5119

arbitration law, FAA, Federal Arbitration Act, FINRA securities arbitration procedures, Securities Arbitration Award statistics, trends and quantitative analyses, arbitrator selection procedures.

Richard P. Ryder is the founder and owner of SAC, Inc., which provides online ( arbitrator ranking resources and supplies research and data analysis services to securities arbitration attorneys and parties. Mr. Ryder earned his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law; he served with the NASD for seven years as New York District Counsel among other positions, and later as Director of Arbitration in charge of the NASD's nationwide arbitration program. From 1982 through 1988, he was head of litigation and Associate General Counsel for PaineWebber, Inc., after which he founded SAC. Mr. Ryder has also participated in the arbitration process as arbitration counsel, an expert witness, an arbitrator and mediator. He writes regularly for two SAC newsletters and periodically appears as a speaker on the subjects of securities arbitration and litigation.
RPR: Graduate, NYU Law School. NASD (NY Dist. Ofc., as District Counsel; Arbitration Dept., as Director of Arbitration), 1973-1978; Harbinger Properties, 1980-1982 (as Counsel); PaineWebber, Inc., (as Associate General Counsel), 1982-1988; Securities Arbitration Commentator, Inc. (as President, Founder), 1988-present.