Conflict Resolution|Europe|systems design

Two Passions at Once

Conflict Resolution|Europe|systems design

Two Passions at Once

Those who know me, know that I am an avid enthusiast of Richard Wagner's theatre works.  This year alone I have attended a Ring Cycle in Washington, a performance of Das Rheingold in Chicago, a new productions of Tristan und Isolde at the Metropolitan Opera, another Tristan at the English...

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Arbitration|Employment|International|Mediation|systems design

UIA Mediation Forum and Employment Systems Design

Arbitration|Employment|International|Mediation|systems design

UIA Mediation Forum and Employment Systems Design

The Union International des Avocats have hosted the World Forum of Mediation Centres since 2002, and I have attended all but three of their meetings.  It is a convivial crowd of well-informed, deeply committed and sociable folks who tend to meet at interesting (mostly European) venues. The meeting scheduled for Luxembourg...

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Conflict Resolution|systems design

Ombudsman at the CFPB

Conflict Resolution|systems design

Ombudsman at the CFPB

Wendy Kamenshine, Ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau office, along with her colleague Sharon Asar, conducted an interesting presentation at the recent ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting on the role of the Ombudsman office at the CFPB. The role of the office is to advocate for a fair process...

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Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Mediation|systems design

Najar on Dispute Management 2.0

Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Mediation|systems design

Najar on Dispute Management 2.0

Jean-Claude Najar has labored in the fields for General Electric in such onerous assignments as Florence and Paris.  He nevertheless maintained his good cheer, and from his new position as international counsel at Curtis, Mallet-Provost, Colt & Mosle he has contributed a terse and sane statement of best practices, appearing...

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Conflict Resolution|systems design

Lurie and Lack on "Guided Choice"

Conflict Resolution|systems design

Lurie and Lack on "Guided Choice"

The October 2014 issue of Dispute Resolution International (the journal of the Dispute Resolution Section of the IBA) features an excellent article by Chicago mediator/arbitrator/attorney Paul Lurie and Swiss/Israeli mediator/attorney Jeremy Lack on "Guided Choice Dispute Resolution Processes: Reducing the Time and Expense to Settlement."  As the title suggests, the logic...

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Conflict Resolution|systems design

Collaborative Law Approaches to M&A Disputes

Conflict Resolution|systems design

Collaborative Law Approaches to M&A Disputes

John Levitske of Duff & Phelps, who serves as Vice-Chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Dispute Resolution Committee, assembled a provocative panel in Chicago on the topic: “Whether Collaborative Law Can be Used to Effectively and Efficiently Resolve Post-Merger and Acquisition Disputes.”  He described it as an effort to...

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