Employment History

2009-Present Mark A. Pfeiffer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Serving as an arbitrator, mediator, receiver, and court-appointed special master.

1988-2009 Associate Justice, Superior Court, State of Rhode Island

Responsible for civil and criminal trials with extensive experience on all calendars of the Superior Court.  Multi-year experience administering the civil pre-trial and trial calendars for Providence County encompassing dispute resolution initiatives in advance of cases being reached for trial. Retired, April 2009.

06/2003-03/2009: Chairman of the Commission on Judicial Tenure and Disciplinewith responsibility for the investigation and remediation of judicial misconduct.

1986-1988 Director of Business Regulation, State of Rhode Island

Responsible for licensing and regulation of the insurance and banking industries and miscellaneous professional and business activities. In such capacity, served as the Banking Commissioner, the Insurance Commissioner and ex-officio member of numerous boards.

1982-1986 Old Colony/Newport National Banks, Providence, RI

11/1984-03/1986: Senior Vice President of the Corporate Services Group, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Responsible for marketing, trust, legal, financial products and strategic and business planning departments and oversight of subsidiaries.

11/1983-11/1984: Senior Vice President – Banking Service Group, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Responsible for all retail banking functions (except lending), legal department, and oversight of subsidiaries.

4/1982-11/1983:  General Counsel

Responsible for the legal department.

1975-1982 Tillinghast, Collins & Graham, Providence, Rhode Island

Attorney: General practice with emphasis in corporate, banking, real estate, commercial, public utilities and administrative law.

1972-1973 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Director, Elmira, NY, Field Office

Management of field office that provided temporary housing to flood victims and arranged for their relocation to permanent housing.

1970-1971 Assistant to Assistant Director of Environment & Operations, U.S. Treasury Department

Staff Assistant regarding Secret Service; Firearms; Alcohol & Tobacco; Customs; and other enforcement matters.

1970 White House Intern

Intern on the staff of Dr. Arthur F. Burns, Counselor to the President, with responsibilities for review and development of domestic policy.


Other Public Service

1984-1986 Bristol School Committee Member

1975-1980 Rhode Island Senate Minority – Legal Counsel


1970 graduate Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; A.B.

Graduated Cum Laude and with “high distinction” in Government. Rufus Choate Scholar.

1975 graduate Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York; J.D.

W.D.P. Carey Prize

1980 (summer) Sloan School of Management, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Attended the Accelerated Masters Program.