Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Collora LLP lawyers have deep expertise in alternative dispute resolution. As trial lawyers, we are intimately aware of how cases are won in court and are able to offer our clients realistic assessments of the best means to resolving their disputes. We use this experience to guide clients to success through various means of alternative dispute resolution.

We understand that mediation can be used as a step in the trial process. We use collaborative law techniques to settle cases amicably and with less expense than would be incurred in adversary proceedings, especially in connection with employment law matters. In this process, both parties agree to freely disclose all pertinent information, which is subject to binding confidentiality agreements. All case experts are jointly hired as neutrals, and they are encouraged to give full and candid assessments. We are involved in cases where neutral evaluation, neutral expert fact-finding or private judging is used to bring a dispute to resolution.

Collora represents clients before the American Arbitration Association, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, and JAMS, and has extensive experience in a variety of ADR methods, including:

  • Arbitration

  • Collaborative Law

  • Neutral Evaluation and Neutral Expert Fact-Finding

  • Mediation

  • Private Judging

Representative Experience

  • Won judgment in arbitration on all counts for venture capital fund accused of breach of contract and fiduciary duties. Also procured an order for opposing parties to fund a $10 million capital call, and pay attorney’s fees and costs.

  • Secured defense ruling in arbitration for a media company, successfully defending against accusations of misrepresentation, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Won defense verdict for broker sued by allegedly defrauded investor in arbitration conducted by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

  • Obtained $2 million arbitration award against a fleet maintenance vendor for improper servicing of hundreds of diesel trucks.

  • Won curative arbitration remedy against a general contractor for a building project in case involving defective materials and workmanship.

  • Successfully handled many arbitrations related to insurance coverage disputes for large insurance companies involved in large scale commercial coverage disputes.

  • Obtained multi-million dollar arbitration award against general contractor in case involving defective materials and workmanship claims.

  • Produced many successful pre-trial settlements in cases of all kinds that were subjected to mediation or neutral evaluation.