Posted on Sep 11, 2019 |CLE Events

Previously recorded: Thursday, September 12, 2019

WEBCAST: When Mediation Makes Sense – Preserving the Business Relationship (From the Perspective of a Corporate Lawyer)

Litigation often comes with uncertainty and unexpected costs. However, alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, can be a better alternative to resolve business disputes.

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) neutral, Michael W. Emerson, Esq., provides insight into the mediation process and how it can be leveraged to resolve disputes and retain business relationships. The program takes a close look at utilizing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and its many advantages which include lower costs, less time required to achieve resolution, no adverse publicity and greater control over the outcome of the dispute

Attendees will also learn about the latest developments and hot button issues in mediation and arbitration, address best practices designed to help reduce and resolve business disputes and help both inside and outside legal professionals understand their role in the dispute resolution process.

Other topics to be discussed include:

  • Best practices in preparing for a productive mediation experience
  • How to identify when mediation is the best approach for resolving your dispute
  • Benefits of mediation vs. litigation

About NAM's Presenter

Mr. Emerson is a financial services industry veteran who has practiced law for more than thirty-five years and has extensive legal and compliance financial experience. He has served as a U.S. General Counsel and a Deputy General Counsel at several of the world's largest financial institutions and has worked on numerous matters involving U.S. broker-dealers, U.S. and foreign banks and investment banks, as well as with institutional and high-net-worth individuals.

Mr. Emerson has held several leadership positions including Head of Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Relations for the New York Branch of Australia New Zealand Banking Group, General Counsel for both the Banking Division at the New York State Department of Financial Services and HSBC, N.A. As Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel at Credit Suisse, he was extensively involved in pursuing claims against Enron during its insolvency.

Mr. Emerson is available to arbitrate and mediate financial matters throughout the New York Metro area.

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