Reducing Litigation Stress, Increasing Case Resolution 

Litigation can prove time-consuming and become costly, so even a trial win may not be the best way to resolve disputes. Although we enjoy an impressive record of courtroom achievements, our lawyers seek to optimize case outcomes while managing the costs, time and stress of a lawsuit. Our lawyers evaluate the most appropriate and effective strategies to reach clients’ goals.

We routinely use arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as pragmatic ways to meet our clients' needs. Our substantial experience includes:

Our reputation for thorough preparation and aggressive advocacy enables our clients a range of options—to comfortably go to trial, reach a favorable settlement during trial or seek ADR resources. 

ADR Experience and Background

Our ADR practitioners are accomplished trial attorneys, and several are also formally ADR-trained and often serve as mediators and arbitrators. From minor two-party conflicts to multimillion-dollar corporate matters, we use arbitration and mediation to resolve disputes involving: 

We counsel clients on how to incorporate ADR into their everyday business practices. We work with clients to prepare contract provisions, organizational procedures and guidelines on using arbitration and mediation to settle commercial disputes and internal matters.

Arbitration Forums

Our lawyers assess which venue is best suited for each case. Our lawyers have handled numerous arbitrations in forums sponsored by: 

Our lawyers’ experience also includes disputes arising out of bilateral investment treaties and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requiring international arbitration in the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) or arbitrations under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules. We also serve on the American Arbitration Association Panel for environmental, energy and natural resource matters. 

Mediation Proceedings

Mediation may take many different forms, and mediators often follow their own unique paths to understand a dispute and effectuate a settlement between the parties. 

Our firm represents clients in a wide range of mediation proceedings. Often, our lawyers reach a favorable result that might not be possible through trial alone.

Arbitration Representative Experience

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