Conflict Resolution|Negotiation|Teaching

CLE Program on Why Deal Lawyers Should Get Involved in ADR


On Wednesday October 22, 12:50 – 2:15 pm, New York Law School’s ADR Program is offering a reprise of a very successful panel from last April’s ABA Business Law Section meeting in Los Angeles: “Calling All Deal Lawyers: Why Transactional Attorneys Should Get Involved in Dispute Resolution.”

The program features James Freund, Mediator and former partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Richard Hall, partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Joan Stearns Johnsen, Mediator and Arbitrator; and Richard Lutringer, Mediator and former partner, Schiff Hardin LLP.  The program description notes:

Transactional attorneys are highly trained, highly skilled, and highly experienced in negotiating complicated and sophisticated agreements. Yet too often, when something involving those agreements goes amiss, deal lawyers are not called upon to help resolve the problem. Why is it that, when litigation is threatened or even commenced, the lawyers who know the deal, know the documents, and know the players are not involved in solving the problem? Is it time to give clients more value by getting deal lawyers involved in the resolution of disputes arising from their deals? A light lunch will be served prior to the program.

CLE credits are offered, lunch is served from 12:30 pm, the price is right at $35, and reservations can be made at

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