Peter R. Day

Peter R. Day is the principal of Mercer Island Arbitration Chambers International, LLC, and has considerable experience as a sole arbitrator and panel member.  He has issued awards in cases administered by the ICDR, AAA and FINRA, ranging from intellectual property, currency trading and investment and general business disputes.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the arbitration panels of the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Beijing Arbitration Commission, World Intellectual Property Organization, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, and the American Arbitration Association. 

He teaches International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Washington School of Law and has coached its team (and judged) at the annual Vis moot arbitration competition in Hong Kong and Vienna for nine years.  Since 2012, he has organized and co-sponsored five workshops on cross-examination in international arbitration in Beijing, Shanghai (co-sponsored by WunschArb) and Vienna, Austria (co-sponsored by the ICC – Austria).

Before beginning his practice as an arbitrator, he spent 25 years in the Boeing legal department, including 9 years as Chief Counsel for Boeing Computer Services.  He has extensive experience in a wide variety of domestic and international business transactions, including aircraft finance, intellectual property, outsourcing, business acquisitions and divestitures, and construction contracting and litigation. 

Prior to joining Boeing he was a prosecutor in San Mateo County, California, where he tried 22 jury trials.  He began his legal career as a Marine Corps trial lawyer in Vietnam and Japan, and subsequently Chief Prosecutor and Court-martial Judge in California.  As a reservist, his assignments include Assistant Legal Advisor for the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, and Information Systems Officer for the 4th Landing Support Battalion. 

He received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco.  Following two semesters of study at the University of the Saar, Germany (including one semester of European Union law at its Europa-Institut), he earned a Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées in management as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Grenoble, France.  He has also attended a French language executive program at the INSEAD international business school in France.