Arbitration and Mediation
Many of our attorneys are registered arbitrators and mediators, and bring that experience to bear when resolving cases as efficiently as possible for clients. We guide clients through an analysis of whether ADR is the best strategy for resolving a claim and also advise on whether it is appropriate to include mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts.
Won summary judgment for steel subcontractor on contention that client was alter ego of another corporation and succeeded in staying arbitration against client.
Obtained TRO and Preliminary Injunction in favor of corporate entity and its officer staying an arbitration improvidently brought against them in the American Arbitration Association on the theory that they are alter egos of another company.
Led team serving as regional and national coordinating counsel for a major national termite and pest control service provider, defending the company in cases involving claims for personal injury and property damages arising out of alleged pesticide exposures.
Appeared as lead counsel in multiple jurisdictions, handling all aspects of the company’s defense, from selection and management of local counsel, through discovery, dispositive motions ...
Defeated certification of putative national consumer class action against carpet manufacturer involving claims of personal injury and violation of various state unfair and deceptive trade practices statutes (UDTPA) arising out of sale of new carpet that emitted allegedly harmful levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Defended national truck and trailer rental company in accident litigation involving allegations of negligence, product liability, and negligent entrustment. Served as lead counsel defending the company and its employees in numerous matters and conducted pre‐litigation investigations, evaluations and negotiations. Successful outcomes included leading the investigation and defense of five wrongful death actions arising out of a catastrophic single ...
Led team defending EMS in arbitration in which claimant sought in excess of $40 million for alleged breach of representations and warranties in connection with its acquisition of a division of EMS. After a two-week hearing, the Arbitrator found for EMS on one of the products in issue and awarded only a fraction of the damages alleged by claimant on the other two products.
Achieved favorable confidential settlement at mediation on behalf of healthcare provider resolving litigation concerning race and national origin discrimination and retaliation claims in the Northern District of Georgia.
Represented publicly-traded provider of enterprise workforce management hardware, software, and services in contractual claims against licensed reseller. Negotiated favorable confidential resolution of dispute prior to arbitration, which included reseller’s cease and desist of use of client’s products.
- "Ethics in International Arbitration: How Far Can or Should Soft Law Guidance Go in Flattening the Playing Field Between Counsels From Different Jurisdictions?" Fifth Annual Conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration SocietyAtlanta, Ga., October 10, 2016
- "Arbitration: Moving to Compel and Moving to Stay," Construction Law for the General Practitioner, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia SeminarAtlanta, Ga., April 14, 2016
- February 12, 2014
- "An Introduction to International Arbitration: What Every Practitioner in Today's Global Economy Should Know," ATLAS ConferenceApril 19, 2013