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4 steps to prepare for productive mediation

A guide to in-house counsel’s unique role in mediation

In-house counsel who supervise litigation are all too often relegated to watching their outside counsel from the gallery. Court motions, oral arguments or even trials are usually the domain of the “hired gun” outside lawyer. But mediation is different. During mediation, in-house counsel can be the key player whom the mediator and opposing counsel will look to as the decision-maker, naturally a welcome change from watching from the sidelines.

This central position that in-house counsel play at mediation requires preparation in several ways:

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Kim Taylor

Kimberly Taylor, Esq. is the Chief Operating Officer at JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide.  She oversees JAMS operations in the United...

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Joel Grossman

Joel M. Grossman is a mediator and arbitrator with alternative dispute resolution provider JAMS. His practice focuses on employment, entertainment and other business disputes. He...

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