Our attorneys have experience in advocating on behalf of clients in the ADR setting. The firm’s attorneys mediate and arbitrate all types of disputes, and have successfully handled matters before JAMS, FINRA, the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. Although there are many (and increasing) parallels between ADR and traditional litigation, the firm’s attorneys are mindful of key differences that should inform strategic decisionmaking from the outset of a dispute, including the parties’ abilities to craft parameters for resolution, such as “baseball” arbitration.
As advocates, we understand the need to be prepared to win every case on the facts and law, and we practice each case from the outset with a focus on developing the record and themes to be used at a final arbitration hearing and any interim mediations. But we also know that the majority of disputes conclude in a negotiated settlement. We are experienced and well-equipped to achieve the best settlement results possible for our clients. Our attorneys have settled hundreds of millions of dollars in claims by alternative dispute resolution.
In cases involving complex or highly technical principles, we have sometimes used a “non-lawyer neutral” in direct interface with experts retained by the adverse parties to resolve disputes. That process frequently leads to a more efficient, less expensive, and more reasoned outcome.