Not all cases go to court, or before cases may proceed to trial, they require some form of alternative dispute resolution. Arbitration and mediation—not court litigation—are alternative dispute resolution methods. Each has its own rules. Its own procedures. Its own processes. Knowing how the rules, procedures, and processes work is a fundamental step in achieving a successful result. Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP has the depth of experience, the substantive knowledge, and the power of perspective to guide clients through these two unique processes.
In the arbitration arena, Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP has represented a broad range of clients in the areas of securities, investment disputes, employment, banking, construction, contracts, products liability, technology, and aerospace. Our lawyers have handled domestic and international arbitrations and are able to prosecute arbitrations, whether conducted on an ad hoc basis (that is without any institution overseeing the arbitration) or administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA), JAMS Dispute Resolution, the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). We also draft arbitration clauses, relying on our arbitration experiences, to assist clients in determining what institution, rules, venue, choice of law, number and method of selecting the arbitrators, and discovery procedures should apply.
In the area of mediation, Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP has assisted clients in hundreds of mediations. We have handled mediations between as few as two parties and among as many as twenty. By combining presentation and negotiation, and serving as a trusted advocate and counselor to our clients, we are able to think creatively in attempting to find solutions for even the most difficult of problems.
Examples of our representative experiences in this area are available here.