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The Imperative of Conflict Prevention: How Does This Change Your Practice

The Imperative of Conflict Prevention: How Does This Change Your Practice

Presented by American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution

On June 30, 2020, from noon until 4:15 EST, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution will host a free Town Hall on Conflict Prevention--The planning, monitoring and/or intervention necessary to stabilize a business relationship when tensions emerge and before the tensions gel into hardened positions or escalate into a formal legal conflict or claim. JAMS Director of International Operations, Ranse Howell, has been invited to be a speaker at this event.

We know that the mediator’s tool kit is powerful and that with our skills we can do more than settle lawsuits. We can intervene at the stage of mere disagreements, friction, or simple misunderstandings by initiating a pre-planned or contemporaneous process to address and resolve the tension constructively and preserve business relationships. With the inundation of lawsuits resulting from the pandemic, this is an opportune time for the implementation of prevention.

Featured Speakers:

  • Allen Waxman, President and CEO, CPR

  • Betsy Hellmann, Skadden

  • Clarissa Rodriguez, Reich and Rodriguez

  • Deborah Hylton, Hylton ADR

  • Ellen Parker, CPR and Task Force Co-Chair

  • Gary Birnberg, JAMS Arbitrator and Mediator                                                                      

  • Jim Groton

  • Joan Stearns Johnsen, University of Florida, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Chair

  • John Lande, University of Missouri School of Law

  • Laura Stipanowich, Bechtel

  • Noah Hanft, Acumen ADR

  • Pilar Ramos, General Counsel, North America, MasterCard

  • Ranse Howell, Director of International Operations, JAMS

  • Rebecca Storrow, Vice President, AAA

  • Rekha Rangachari, NYIAC

  • Richard Hall, Cravath, Swaine & Moore

  • Scott Partridge, SVP and General Counsel, Bayer US

  • Steve Bierman, Sidley &  Austin

Featured People

Gary Birnberg, Esq., FCIArb
  • Aviation
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury
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