In this session we will review the mediation process itself. We will discuss the pros and cons of starting in joint session and/or caucus, including opening remarks by counsel and/or parties. We will discuss when to consider asking for a private caucus, or even an attorneys-only session. Understanding how to best arm/assist the mediator to facilitate the process. Ensuring your client is prepared for the session both from understanding the process to having the right information or people available to answer questions or guide the same. Why creativity can be a key element of the process. Tips on working through impasse. Recognizing the benefits of mediation even if you don’t resolve the matter at that time and positioning the matter for settlement in the future.
Ingeuneal Gray is Commercial Vice President of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), a not-for-profit organization and the largest private global provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. Ms. Gray engages… Read More
Byeongsook Seo is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation practice. He took an interesting path to becoming an attorney. Before attending law school, Byeongsook served as an Officer in… Read More
Elizabeth J. Shampnoi is an attorney, consulting expert, independent mediator, arbitrator and trainer based in New York City with 20 years of experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Ms.… Read More