Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Representative Matters

Butler Rubin attorneys regularly participate in arbitrations and mediations, and have published on the latter (“Effective Use of Mediation to Avoid Settlements on the Courthouse Steps,” Corporate Counsel, August 2003). The arbitrations have involved reinsurance disputes, post-sale of business accounting disputes, including fraud and “true-up” claims. The mediations have run the gamut from standard commercial disputes to personal injury claims.

Beyond experience with alternative dispute resolution, Butler Rubin attorneys reflect the firm’s commitment to client service by routinely advocating use of such procedures early in a case as a means of saving fees and eliminating the disruptive effect litigation frequently has on a client’s business operations. Willingness to engage in such procedures, however, is only the first element of successful use of ADR tools. These procedures are best employed before discovery is completed, placing a premium on effective case evaluation. In such circumstances, there is no substitute for Butler Rubin’s experience.

Butler Rubin represents clients in resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including nonbinding and binding arbitration, mediation, mini-trials, summary jury trials, expert fact-finding, and early neutral evaluation.