Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation & Arbitration
The firm recognizes that alternative dispute resolution is often an efficient and cost effective means of settling existing litigation and potential claims. Members of the firm have extensive experience in arbitration, mediation and ADR proceedings. We offer a broad range of services in the area, including the representation of clients in arbitrations conducted under the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, the NASD, and numerous other governing bodies. The firm’s success in representing clients in all manner of litigation is mirrored in its effective handling of matters before arbitrators and arbitration panels. The firm also regularly represents clients in connection with both pre-litigation and court-mandated mediations.
Numerous members of the firm have served as arbitrators and mediators in connection with a wide variety of matters, including complex commercial disputes, contract claims, insurance and personal injury actions, family law and others. One of the firm’s senior members, W.J. Michael Cody, has served as an arbitrator or mediator in more than 100 matters, including a government contracts dispute involving a claim of more than $ 1 billion, numerous securities and consumer class action matters, disputes involving the United States Olympic Committee and related organizations. Other senior members of the firm have also significant experience in dozens of arbitrations and mediations involving contract-related claims, securities law controversies, class actions, personal injury, products liability and family lawsuits.