Alternative Dispute Resolution
An efficient, cost-effective process for resolving complex legal matters.
Our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice group enables clients to secure an efficient and cost-effective resolution of pending issues by utilizing a consensual process outside of traditional litigation. This process allows matters to be resolved in a more tailored and fact-specific way that may not be achievable through any court determination. If properly utilized, ADR can often allow for a more expeditious and less expensive way to address even the most complicated of cases. The process includes mediation, conciliation, early neutral evaluation, nonbinding and binding arbitration and facilitated negotiation.
The group is comprised of attorneys who have served as arbitrators and mediators as well as represented clients in arbitrations and mediations nationwide, appearing before major arbitral and trade institutes including the AAA, JAMS and FINRA. Having acted as both the neutral party in the process, as well as an advocate, they bring a unique breadth of experience to the work. Members of the group can both guide a client through the decision to select ADR as a process to resolve a matter, as well as to formulate guidelines and criteria for navigating through the process to secure a successful resolution.
Each group member brings a unique background, having each worked in various industries over the years, while serving in their own specific discipline in ongoing litigation matters.
Members of the group also serve as leaders in the developing field of ADR, by working with national and state committees and organizations to develop rules for applying the process and participating in ongoing seminars to keep up to date on the latest developments in the area. Members of the group are also participants in a multitude of ADR panels, including mediation panels for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York, the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Delaware and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Nassau County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Tribunal, as well as for the Commercial Division for the State of New York.