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18881 Von Karman Ave., #350
Irvine, California 91612, United States
Phone: 1-800-352-5267
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • Canada
  • China
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Summer 2017

Expedited Construction Adjudication: A Better Process for Resolution of Performance Bond Disputes - For the sake of the parties and the construction project, it would be ideal if major contested construction disputes,…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Mediation 101: A Primer

The growth in the use of mediation to settle a wide variety of disputes means more and more parties – and their lawyers – are considering this alternative to litigation. As mediation grows in popularity, it might be beneficial…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Three Lessons about ADR

Having recently completed a manual about the ADR process, there are three features of mediation that jump out at me as noteworthy, but often overlooked by the practitioner. First are the multiple opportunities for the alert…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

JAMS Boston Newsletter, Summer 2017

Early Mediation: A Magic Bullet? - More than 90 percent of the cases in Superior Court eventually settle before or during trial. In the majority, counsel are content to let discovery and dispositive motions play out; they do…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Six Steps to Arbitrating an Age Discrimination Case

Fifty years ago, in 1967, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was passed by Congress. According to the Department of Labor, it protects “employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age in…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Making the Most of a Half-Day Employment Mediation

Parties opt for half-day mediations in employment cases for a variety of reasons. Such mediations are often scheduled in close proximity to hearing dates for summary judgment motions, class certification motions or even…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law

The ADR Imperative to Ensure Access to Justice

On July 6, a diverse group from the dispute resolution community—lawyers, judges, academics, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, among others—will gather in London for the latest event in the Global Pound Conferences Series…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), International Law & Trade

Co-Mediation When Two Heads Are Better Than One

Who is the perfect mediator for your next case? Is it someone who can size up the room quickly and delve into the meat of the matter? Or perhaps this time you need an empathic listener who can give a wounded party his day in…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Employment Matters Newsletter, Summer 2017

Mediation in Employment Discrimination Disputes Can Serve the Interests of All Parties - Federal and state laws protect the right of individuals to obtain and hold employment without discrimination. Courts and administrative…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The Importance of Listening

As a mediator and arbitrator for the last 10 years, I’ve seen my share of communication disconnects, especially in emotionally charged disputes. As someone with a Ph.D. in communications, I understand that the root of these…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Embrace Failure: Get A Good Result in Mediation

Instead of going into a mediation like it’s “déjà vu,” try to think about it as “vuja de.” In other words, it won’t be the same as it has been before. It was dark as I took my early morning walk with my dog, Red, while…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

The Neutral Corner: Using Forensic Neutrals in Trade Secret Disputes

The dirty secret of trade secret disputes is that even if you win, it can be difficult to get back to where you started. It’s like closing the stable door after the horses have run off with trade secret disputes. A court or…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

From a doodle to the Grand Bargain

How the bankruptcy in Detroit was resolved through mediation - Judge Rhodes: Detroit’s problems were well known long before it filed bankruptcy in July 2013. Because it was insolvent, its municipal services were inadequate…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Bankruptcy

Best Practices for Managing Wills Between Family Members

A mother dies, leaving her daughter 75 percent of her estate. Her son, who thought he would receive 50 percent, contests the will. The daughter claims that their mother must have changed her will to compensate the daughter for…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Reallocation Actions and Settlement Agreements: What Did We Settle?

The purpose of a settlement and release agreement is to fully and finally dispose of a disputed matter. However, more and more often, a dispute cannot be fully resolved where non­parties to the dispute have contributed defense…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts
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