Jeff Kichaven is an independent mediator with a nationwide practice, based in Los Angeles. He is an Honors Graduate of Harvard Law School and a Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the American Law Institute and has been named California LawyerAttorney of the Year in ADR. His views on mediation have been cited in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He is also a past Member of the Council of the Section of Dispute Resolution.
Harvey J. Kirsh is a recognized authority in construction law. He has been designated as a “Certified Specialist in Construction Law” (C.S.), and has almost 40 years’ experience in the arbitration, mediation and litigation of complex construction claims and disputes arising out of significant infrastructure, engineering, industrial, commercial, and institutional projects, both domestically and internationally. He has resolved multi-million dollar claims and disputes dealing with delay, loss of productivity, impact and acceleration, construction and design deficiencies and errors, scope-of-work issues, professional liability and negligence, economic loss, tendering and procurement issues, and lien claims. Mr. Kirsh holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto), and a B.A. from the University of Toronto. As an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, he created and taught a course entitled “From Blueprints to Buildings: Legal Issues in the Construction Industry”. He was the Founding President and is a Governor of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, and has the distinction of also being a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.
Kucinski, Melissa A.
Melissa Kucinski is an attorney-mediator. She is a member of the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, was an attorney advisor to the Hague Conference's Sixth Special Commission meeting, and is currently serving as chair of the ABA Section of International Law's International Family Mediation Task Force. She has written several articles on the topic of mediating international parental child abduction cases, and has presented on the topic to the Centre for Family Law and Practice, the ABA, the International Academy of Matrimonial Practice, the International Law Association, and International Social Services. She is currently teaching International Family Law at the George Washington University School of Law. For more information on Melissa's credentials, and for copies of her articles, please visit her firm's website at www.globalfamilymediation.com.
Jeremy Lack is an independent lawyer and ADR Neutral, certified by the International Mediation Institute (IMI). He is a JAMS International Panelist and specializes in international commercial dispute prevention and resolution processes. He qualified as an English barrister in 1989 and as a US Attorney-at-Law in 1990 (New York state, various federal courts, and the US Patent and Trademark Office). He is also a Door Tenant with QUADRANT CHAMBERS in London, counsel to PEARL COHEN ZEDEK LATZER LLP in New York, and was a partner with ALTENBURGER LTD legal + tax in Switzerland. Jeremy obtained an MA (Oxon) from Lincoln College, Oxford University, in Jurisprudence and Physiological Sciences in 1988 and postgraduate diplomas in EU competition law (1996) and comparative copyright laws (2006) from Kings College, London University. He handles negotiations, mediations, conciliations, arbitrations, litigations and mixed ADR hybrid processes in a wide range of fields. Jeremy has particular expertise in international business, intellectual property, life sciences, joint ventures, private equity, family businesses and trusts. Jeremy has been accredited by several mediation institutions in Europe and in the USA (e.g., CEDR, CMAP, CPR, ICC, ICDR, INTA, IMI, JAMS, SCCM/SKWM/CSMC, Result ADR, WIPO).
John Lande is the Isidor Loeb Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law and former director of its LLM Program in Dispute Resolution. He received his J.D. from Hastings College of Law and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He began mediating in 1982 in California. He was a fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Director of the Mediation Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law School. His work focuses on dispute systems design including publications analyzing how lawyering and mediation practices transform each other, business lawyers’ and executives’ opinions about litigation and ADR, designing court-connected mediation programs, improving the quality of mediation practice, the “vanishing trial,” planned early negotiation, and improving legal education. The CPR Institute has honored his publications. The ABA recently published his book, Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation: How You Can Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money. You can download his publications at http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/.
William Landes joined the faculty of the Law School in 1974 and was the Clifton R. Musser Professor of Law and Economics in the Law School from 1992 to 2009. Mr. Landes has written widely on the application of economics and quantitative methods to law and legal institutions, including torts, intellectual property, judicial behavior, legal decision-making, and art law. His most recent book, The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law (2003) with Judge Richard Posner (Senior Lecturer at the Law School), applies economic analysis to the many legal doctrines in trademark, copyright, trade secret, and patent law. Landes has been an editor of the Journal of Law and Economics (1975–1991) and the Journal of Legal Studies (1991–2000), is past president of the American Law and Economics Association, and is a member of the American Economic Association, the Mont Pelerin Society, and the Council of Economic Advisers of the American Enterprise Institute. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Professor David Larson is a Senior Fellow at Hamline's Dispute Resolution Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR and Technology, Torts, Employment Discrimination Law, Employment Law, and Labor Law. He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment" (CCH Inc.), served as an arbitrator for the Omaha Tribe, was a Hearing Examiner for the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, and currently is an independent arbitrator. His recent articles have focused on technology mediated dispute resolution (TMDR), a term that includes more technologies than the phrase online dispute resolution (ODR).
Homer C. La Rue is Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. He directs the Law School’s Mediation Clinic and directs the ADR curriculum for the Law School. Professor La Rue is a member of the JAMS ®The Resolution Experts roster of arbitrators and mediators in Washington, D.C. He is Past-Chair of the Council of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and past president of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR), now the Association for Conflict Resolution. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. He is a Fellow in the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, as well as, a Fellow in and a member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. He has lectured extensively in the dispute resolution field to a variety of bar, business, and labor groups, both domestically and internationally.
Lash, Alan D.
A founding partner of the Miami, Florida-based boutique litigation firm, Lash & Goldberg LLP, Alan Lash has more than 25 years of complex business litigation experience. He serves regional and national clients in a variety of industries including healthcare, retail, banking, real estate, and telecommunications. Alan has prosecuted and defended numerous high-profile cases, and has obtained multi-million dollar arbitration awards, judgments and settlements in high stakes business disputes throughout the United States. He is a frequent lecturer, and has authored articles in local and national media addressing complex and emerging business litigation issues. Alan is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in health law and recognized by Best Lawyers in America for both commercial litigation and health law. Alan also serves as an Arbitrator for the American Health Lawyers Association and the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and has served on and chaired numerous arbitration panels. His practice as an arbitrator for the AAA focuses on the alternative resolution of commercial disputes, including those in the healthcare industry. He serves on the AAA National Healthcare Dispute Resolution Advisory Council. Alan was selected as the ALM/Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Lawyer for 2012 in the Arbitration category.