JAMS, The Resolution Experts

In Defense of Joint Sessions

Sophisticated ADR users increasingly instruct their neutral to skip the joint session and get down to business. They have grown weary of listening to tiresome opening statements and wary of encountering angry outbursts. Yet for…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

Selecting Party Arbitrators

The use of party arbitrators is on the rise in the United States. It is now common in U.S.-based commercial arbitrations with tripartite panels that the parties each select unilaterally one party arbitrator, who then together…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

Appealing an Arbitration Award: Early Planning and Agreement Are Key

One of the fundamental tenets of arbitration is finality. Parties who choose arbitration over litigation typically want assurance that when an award has been issued, the matter is concluded. As a result, the Federal Arbitration…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

Role of the E-discovery Liaison

With today’s prevalence of electronic documents, e-discovery is easily the largest single line item in any company’s litigation budget. It can often consume more than half the allotted funds and even exceed the actual dollar…more

| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Arbitration

Arbitration is by no means a new option for resolving disputes. Yet, parties and their counsel may not be aware of everything that this method of alternative dispute resolution brings to the table. Here are five things you may…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law &...

Securities Litigators Who Do Not Understand Insurance Coverage Could Pay...

There was a time not that long ago when lawyers representing parties in securities litigation and arbitration did not have to concern themselves too much with insurance coverage issues. Federal and state statutory securities and…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law &...

Introduction to the MDL Settlement Process

This four-part series will present a discussion on settling multidistrict litigations (“MDLs”). I will begin with Introduction to the MDL Settlement Process, followed by Best Practices for Settling, Ethical Obligations of…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

Washington State Newsletter - Winter 2014

In This Issue: Discovery Special Masters Can Streamline the Discovery Process and How to Customize Commercial Arbitration. Excerpt from Discovery Special Masters Can Streamline the Discovery Process - The…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

Co-mediation: Not Just for Family Law or Personal Injury Cases

Recently I mediated a case where the parties were all new to mediation, so I took more time explaining what mediation is, is not and its benefits. A benefit in any mediation, of course, is that, because the parties control the…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Top Five Myths about Commercial Arbitration

While the use of arbitration is on the rise, there are some persistent misconceptions about the process that may be deterring some from using this economical alternative to court trials. Here are a few of those myths along with…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Unpaid Interns: Pay Them Now or Pay Them Later

In an old commercial, a mechanic hands a large bill to a customer for repairs to an engine damaged because the customer had not replaced a $4 oil filter. As the commercial ends, the mechanic looks directly at the camera and…more

| Labor & Employment Law

The Evolving Role of the E-Discovery Special Master

Judge Richard A. Levie (Ret.) is widely respected for his ability to manage and resolve the most complex cases. As a special master, Judge Levie works with the parties to develop a case management order to move cases forward in…more

| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

The PEMEX case: the Ghost of Chromalloy Past?

The international arbitration community sat up and took notice when a recent decision issued by Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein from the Southern District of New York in the Pemex1 case ordered that an arbitration award that had been…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, International Law...

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