18881 Von Karman Ave., #350
Irvine, California 91612, United States
Phone: 1-800-352-5267
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
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A Case For Litigation Alternatives In #MeToo Movement

Recently the nation has been riveted, horrified, bewildered and challenged by the cascade of sexual harassment and sexual abuse allegations leveled against high-profile personalities in the media, industry, the church, education…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law, Law Practice Products & Services

2 Dispute Resolution Choices For Construction Contracts

It was the best of provisions; it was the worst of provisions, crafted by the wise and well-meaning alike. For years, construction documentation has been primarily sourced from the American Institute of Architects. The AIA…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Inside ADR: May 2018

District Court Did Not Err in Staying State Court Action and Ordering Parties to Arbitrate - Aptim Corporation v. McCall 2018 United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Shaw sued former employee, Dorsey McCall, in…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Employment Mediation Settlement Guide

Employment law litigation continues to be one of the most active fields of the law. These cases can be difficult to resolve, yet it cannot be denied that, ultimately, more than 90 percent of these cases are settled prior to…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law, Law Practice Products & Services

Inside ADR: April 2018

Statute of Limitations in Arbitration Agreement Unenforceable for FLSA Claims - Castellanos, et al., v Raymours Furniture Company, Inc. United States District Court, E.D. New York - Castellanos and fellow employees…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Neutral Analysis: A Powerful and Effective Tool

In a wide range of disputes, counsel and their clients have increasingly turned to neutral analysis and evaluation. When conducted by experienced neutral professionals with no preconceived view of the issues, neutral analysis is…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Law Practice Products & Services

Ten Tips Toward Client Arbitration Satisfaction

Except in “bet the company” circumstances, extensive discovery, dispositive motions, expert reports, and hearing costs are making courthouse litigation cost prohibitive…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Law Practice Products & Services

Bracketing the “Zone”: Getting to the range in which bargaining succeeds

Over the last 10 to 15 years, the term “bracketing” has emerged to summarize the mediation process of negotiating the high and low of the bargaining zone. For a variety of reasons, some users of mediation services resist the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Law Practice Products & Services

And So It Goes! - March 2018

Too often we think of mediation as a process to financially settle disputes and prevent a full-blown jury trial. It can be so much more. An example can be found in William Bridges’ book, Managing Transitions. In one chapter he…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Law Practice Products & Services

Mediation Magic: Transforming Adversity into Collaboration

Bitterly adversarial opening statements and attempts to intimidate the opposing side set the tone in too many mediations. In one case after both sides enthusiastically started down that intensely negative path, I privately…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Law Practice Products & Services

Inside ADR: March 2018

Award Not “Final” - Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. Sprint Communications Company - United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit - Sprint had a 25-year licensing agreement (Agreement) with NSR, allowing it to use…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Making Years of Mediation Mistakes: What I’ve Learned

After 10 years on the bench conducting settlement conferences, I anticipated that becoming a mediator would be easy. Seventeen years later I am writing an article I could call “How To Do Mediations Wrong.” Mistakes have taught…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

JAMS Boston Newsletter - Winter 2018

Employment Q&A: “Workplace Enforcement in Flux” - On October 24, JAMS Boston hosted an exciting employment law panel discussion co-presented by Massachusetts Lawyers' Weekly. Jenny Yang, Commissioner of the Equal Employment…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

Why Ego Management Is Key to Effective Mediation

The plane banked slowly to the left before gliding across the Potomac River and touching down at what was then Washington’s National Airport. The year was 1991, and I had recently left the law to begin my second career as a…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Inside ADR - January 2018

Arbitrator Did Not Exceed Authority - Sanchez v. Elizondo - 2018 WL 297352 - United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit - Elizondo brought a claim against Sanchez for alleged mismanagement of a financial portfolio. The…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
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