Our clients increasingly turn to arbitration, mediation, and other forms of private dispute resolution. Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mandatory mediation in a growing number of jurisdictions, means fewer legal problems are solved using unwieldy, costly and unpredictable judicial proceedings. Often, client needs are best served by negotiated solutions and our lawyers make extensive use of mediation, conciliation, and other non-binding Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques. Our practice in arbitration and mediation ranges from complex international disputes that span the globe to domestic U.S. matters in specific industries and under specialized rules.
Our litigators also focus on collateral litigation about arbitration. Litigation that we handle in this area includes actions to compel or resist arbitration, to vacate or correct arbitral awards, or to recognize or enforce arbitral awards, including actions to seize assets. It also includes judicial proceedings in which parties seek interim protections or injunctive relief while the arbitration is pending, or seek to challenge the conduct of an arbitral proceeding, on jurisdictional or procedural grounds.
We also regularly advise clients in transactional contexts on arbitration provisions and considerations, with a view toward identifying the kinds of disputes that are better suited for alternative resolutions.
Additionally, our attorneys who are certified mediators are recognized for their experience in a wide range of disputes and cases.