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Mediating a High-Stakes Case: A Bird's Eye View of Best Practices for Counsel


Date Aired: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Runtime: 1:30h

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The mediation of a high-stakes case requires thoughtful and strategic preparation by both counsel and their clients. A well-planned strategy includes selecting the right mediator; assessing the parties’ personalities, including the insurance adjusters who control the purse strings; determining what information to share and when to share it; deciding how much interaction the parties should have with each other and with the mediator; and most importantly, managing client expectations.

Moreover, Massachusetts, like all states, has its own culture, norms and history of judge/jury awards in certain types of cases, of which parties’ counsel need to be aware in order to effectively represent their clients in the mediation. With a panel composed of two very experienced mediators and two veteran attorneys who each typically fall on opposite sides of the v., attendees will learn what works and does not work from a number of viewpoints.

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Hon. Bonnie MacLeod (ret.), Program Co-chair
JAMS, Boston
Kenneth A. Reich, Esq., Program Co-chair
Kenneth Reich Law LLC, Boston
Darin Colucci, Esq., Panelist
Colucci, Colucci, & Marcus , P.C., Milton
AiVi Nguyen, Esq., Panelist
Bowditch & Dewey LLP, Worcester
Sarah Worley, Esq., Panelist
Sarah E. Worley Conflict Resolution PC, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Dispute Resolution Section
Complex Commercial Litigation Section

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