Risk management and dispute resolution in a global economy is a constant concern for commercial enterprises and non-commercial organizations alike. This blog — ADR: Advice From the Trenches — will provide updates, analyses, and advice regarding the law and practice of international and domestic arbitration, mediation, and more esoteric forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. We will endeavor to provide insights, largely from experience, to help management and in-house counsel in improving their dispute resolution and risk mitigation processes.
The aims of the ADR “discipline” are to create, refine and practice dispute resolution and risk control methods that are more efficient and effective than those of national courts. Because almost all ADR procedures are privately managed, they may evolve constantly by amendment of institutional ADR rules as well as by ad hoc party agreements concerning particular relationships or with respect to particular disputes. We aim to help our readers stay abreast of relevant changes and best practices in the field.
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Gilbert Samberg is a Member in the firm’s New York office. He has advised and represented a wide variety of international clients in avoiding, prosecuting, and resolving financial, commercial, and technology-related disputes by means of arbitration, mediation, negotiation and litigation. Gil also has acted as a mediator and as an arbitrator in international disputes.
Kevin Ainsworth is a Member in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on intellectual property and other complex or international commercial disputes. He has represented clients in mediations, arbitrations, trials, and appeals, and has acted as a neutral mediator to assist U.S. and international parties.
David Barres is a Member in the firm’s New York office. His practice is focused on commercial litigation and arbitration, including complex breach-of-contract, fraud, and securities matters. David has extensive experience representing banks in bankruptcy litigation and other commercial matters, including the defense of fraudulent transfer claims and the litigation of disputes concerning the valuation of businesses and assets.
Katharine Beattie is a Member in the firm’s Boston office. Her practice focuses on dispute resolution and counseling on labor, employment, and other business matters, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, and the enforcement of noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements. She represents clients in arbitrations, in administrative agency proceedings, and in litigations.
Narges Kakalia is a Member in the firm’s New York office. Narges’s practice focuses on resolving on complex business disputes, including issues concerning securities, contracts, corporate governance, executive protection, insurance coverage and risk management. She has represented clients at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels, as well as in domestic and international arbitration. Narges also advises clients on insurance and risk management issues, employment matters and non-compete provisions, legal ethics, attorney-client privilege, and the risks, security and management of big data.
Dan Pascucci is a Member in the firm’s San Diego office. His practice encompasses complex business litigation, international and U.S. arbitration, intellectual property and unfair competition litigation, and class action defense. Dan is well-versed in using ADR procedures, and he has successfully handled dozens of complex international and U.S. arbitrations.
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Tony Starr is a Member in the firm’s Boston office. His practice focuses primarily on construction law dispute resolution. Tony has represented contractors, owners, developers, and public authorities in both the public and private sectors in major construction dispute arbitrations, mediations, and litigations. He is a frequent lecturer regarding construction law.