18881 Von Karman Ave., #350
Irvine, California 91612, United States
Phone: 1-800-352-5267
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
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
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

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)

Reflections on Mediation

Having served on the Contra Costa Bench for more than 20 years, I was accustomed to the role of Judge. After two decades in the courtroom with the continuous flow of disputes and a daily calendar of issues to be decided, I…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

JAMS Employment Matters - Winter 2017

The Sunk Cost Fallacy: Why Workers Stay with Bad Jobs, Employers Keep Poorly Performing Employees and More Discovery May Backfire - In economics, a sunk cost is any cost that has already been paid and cannot be recovered. The…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law

ADR Seen as a Valuable Tool to Address Natural and Weather-Related Disaster Claims

In a joint interview, two of JAMS most skilled insurance neutrals discuss how ADR can play a role in resolving weather- or disaster-related disputes. Stacy L. La Scala, Esq. is based in southern California and has extensive…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Insurance

Why Arbitration Clauses May Make Sense in Cyber Insurance Policies

I. INTRODUCTION - Arbitration tends to work best when both parties buy into the process from the beginning. Alternatively, the process often works poorly when one party feels that arbitration was imposed on them. In the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Winter 2017

A Tale of Two ADR Provisions - 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…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Inside ADR - November 2017

Dispute Deemed Minor under the Railway Labor Act, Sent To Arbitration - Flight Options, LLC and Flexjet LLC v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters 2017 WL 4583014 United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit The…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
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