A Mediation Tactical Tool-Kit: Hear from the Perspectives of the Plaintiff, the Defense and the Mediator on Strategies for Effective Mediation and Overcoming Frequently Arising Challenges and Hurdles in the Process

January 22, 2016 10:05am

Elizabeth J. Bondurant
Partner
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Michael Horrow

Donahue & Horrow LLP

Glenn R. Kantor

Kantor & Kantor, LLP

Douglas deVries
Mediator
deVries Dispute Resolution/Judicate West

  • Assessing the roles of the various participants in the mediation of a disability claim
  • How does the mediator view their role in the process?
  • What are the latest trends, issues and challenges that specialty ERISA and IDI mediators are seeing? Tackling and overcoming the frequently arising challenges and hurdles in mediation
  • How are the parties dealing with the troubling trend of not sharing briefs or making pre-mediation demands?
  • How to handle the mediation in the most economical way for your client
  • Negotiating the value of benefit streams
  • Mediation war stories from counsel and mediators on the front lines