Inside Counsel Should be Active in Mediation
Article from: TDM 6 (2014), in Dispute Resolution from a Corporate Perspective
Although the contributions of neutrals and outside counsel in the mediation process are generally understood in the business dispute resolution community, the potential for key contributions by inside counsel sometimes are overlooked. Inside counsel's role-specific strengths include understanding of business goals, personal association and trust with executives, and industry and technical understanding. Inside counsel are free to communicate with their opposite counterparts, an effective avenue to build understanding toward a negotiated solution. This article describes methods and ...