DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services are focused on commercial disputes. Maureen regularly serves as a mediator, arbitrator or counsel in ADR settings. In addition to our active private and non-administered ADR services, Maureen is a member of several ADR facilitation organizations including many of the American Arbitration Association's specialized panels, such as its Large and Complex Case Panel. Maureen has also qualified to conduct international arbitrations as a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is also on the roster of National Arbitration and Mediation.

 

Nationally recognized as a top arbitrator, since 1995 Maureen has served as an arbitrator and chairperson in hundreds of arbitrations throughout the United States, involving a variety of business disputes, many of which presented complex commercial issues. Maureen’s service as mediator will include her creative business solutions as part of any attempted resolution.

 

Maureen doesn’t just dabble in ADR. She is actively involved in the practice of advancing effective and creative dispute resolutions. In addition to hundreds of hours teaching and attending alternative dispute resolution programs, Maureen has attended formal mediator training at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.

 

ADR Activities

  • Panelist: State Bar of Arizona, TED Talks on Arbitration (June 2017)
  • Panelist: American Bar Association Business Law Section, The 1-2-3’s of Mediation of A Merger & Acquisition Dispute (April 2017)
  • Panelist:  Arizona State University, Private Arbitration Update (Nov 2016)
  • Panelist:  AAA, 2016 Roundtable Brown Bag Series for the Mountain Region Discovery Issues (Sept 2016)
  • Panelist:  AAA, Diversity in ADR (Sept 2016)
  • Panelist:  AAA, Tips for CEOs, CFOs and General Counsel:  The Top 10 Ways to Make Arbitration Faster & More Cost Effective (Sept 2016)
  • Panelist: Arizona Bar Convention, Jurisdiction Shopping, Ajo, Albuquerque or Afghanistan - Does It Matter Where and How We Litigate? (June 2016)
  • Co-Chair:  ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, Avoiding a Train Wreck:  Best Practices for Multi-Tracked Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration (Sept 2015)
  • Panelist:  ABA Annual Meeting, Business Law Section:  Living with ADR: Evolving Perceptions and Use of Mediation, Arbitration and Conflict Management in Fortune 1,000 Corporations (Aug 2013)
  • Presentation:  Forensic Expert Witness Association 2013 National Conference: The Arbitrator's and Mediator's Perspective on Expert Witnesses (April 2013)
  • Presentation:  ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 15th Annual Spring Conference:  Your Worst Nightmare:  Arbitrating a Case With a Poor ADR Clause (April 2013)
  • Presentation:  Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency and Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing (AAA Ace Course Instructor Oct 2012)
  • Presentation: State Bar of Arizona, Private Arbitration Update (Oct 2011)
  • Presentation: Best Practices in Securities Arbitrations (June 2007 Arizona State Bar Convention)
  • Presentation: Securities Regulatory Update (June 2006 Arizona State Bar Convention)
  • Presentation: Preparing For A Mediation (June 2005 Arizona State Bar Convention)
  • Presentation: State Bar of Arizona, Private Arbitration Update (Nov 2005)
  • Presentation: American Arbitration Association, Insights into Alternative Dispute Resolution (Sept 2004)

 

ADR Training

Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference (2016); American College of e-Neutrals, Arbitrating In A Digital World (2016);  AAA, Healthcare Dispute Resolution Innovation and Strategy Conference (2016); ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference (2015);AAA, Panel Dynamics: Staying on Course When Things Don’t Go as Planned (2015); Mediator Boot Camp: Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law (2014); AAA, Principled Deliberations (2014); AAA, Developments In Arbitration Law: Disclosure, Vacatur, Sanctions, and Arbitrator Authority (2013); AAA, Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency and Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing (2012); AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference (2012); AAA, Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing (2011); Prescriptions for Payor Provider Disputes: Implementing the New AAA Healthcare Payor Provider Arbitration Rules (2011); ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference (2011); CIArb, International Arbitration Training Program (2010); ABA, Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute (2009); AAA, Current Issues in Employment Arbitration (2009); AAA, Alternative Investments Meet Alternative Dispute Resolution (2009); Arizona State Bar, Private Arbitration Update (2009); Arizona State Bar, Private Arbitration Update: Basic/Advanced Arbitration Practice (2008); Arizona State Bar, Best Practices in Securities Arbitration (2007); AAA, Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (2006); AAA, Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (2005); AAA, Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (2004); AAA, Arbitrator Update (2001); AAA, Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues (2001); AAA, Commercial Arbitrator Training (2000); FINRA Chairperson Training (1997); FINRA Arbitrator Training (1995); AAA, Introductory Arbitrator Training (1995).

 

 

HONORS

In addition to other recognitions, Maureen is acknowledged as

Best Lawyers®, Phoenix Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, 2017

Best Lawyers® in Arbitration (2012-2018)

Best Lawyers® in Mediation (2018)

Southwest Super Lawyers: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2012- 2017)

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