Managed properly, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation can be a more efficient and cost-effective method of dispute resolution than litigation. ADR offers speed of resolution, lower expense, and greater subject matter experience than is found in overburdened court systems.
Moreover, for companies with business activities outside the United States, resorting to ADR rather than foreign legal systems can help ensure a more predictable method for resolving conflicts and obtaining enforceable awards.
What To Expect During Mediation
Mediation is a non-adversarial procedure in which a neutral, specially trained attorney/retired judge or justice, assists the parties to reach a settlement. The mediator employs techniques which stimulate productive negotiations. Throughout, counsel and clients remain in complete control, and ultimately decide whether and how a case will be settled.
We understand what is required to develop and deliver a compelling case appropriate to the forum and the process. Most importantly, our team also understands the important differences between litigation and mediation, and the means and methods for preserving the speed and cost advantages of mediation over litigation.