I treat the letter “A” in Alternative Dispute Resolution as originally intended.
Arbitration is intended as an ‘alternative’ to the court. Therefore, as an arbitrator, I assume parties who choose arbitration seek to avoid the bloated, overly procedural, and time-consuming court system.
Consequently, and unless the parties have otherwise agreed in their arbitration agreement, parties should expect hearings with:
- limited “discovery” and other procedures anathema to arbitration
- that do not take weeks to conduct
- sanctions for unethical counsel conduct
As an arbitrator you can trust that I will:
- deliver timely awards and procedural orders
- deliver an award capable of recognition and enforcement
- not include unnecessary steps in the process
If you wish to appoint me, I encourage you to set up an initial 30-minute phone call to confirm that I am right for you, both substantively and philosophically. Naturally, I will not discuss the details of your case, but I will confirm whether I possess the required expertise for your dispute and confirm my availability.
For transparency reasons, I make the notes from this meeting available to all parties and arbitrators.
In order to fulfill my philosophy, I decline more appointment requests than I accept. You can trust, therefore, that if I accept the appointment, you are in good hands and that my availability is accurate.