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Critical Considerations in Undertaking a Mediation on Behalf of Your Client

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Produced on June 25, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Course Description

This program will cover the basics necessary for a practitioner to handle a matter in mediation. This is an essential course for anyone without extensive experience in conducting a mediation, as well as a solid supplement for more experienced practitioners. The course will review the pros and cons to consider before advising a client to make use of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution, the various steps in the mediation process, and how best to prepare to assure a successful resolution. The program will also discuss best practices in selecting a mediator and what criteria one should seek. The course will cover the mechanics of the mediation process, including general sessions, caucuses, and the role of the mediator.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the pros and cons of mediation for your client and distinguish this process from arbitration or litigation
  2. Prepare to conduct a mediation on behalf of a client
  3. Discuss best practices to maximize the opportunities in mediation and toward achieving a satisfactory resolution of the dispute

Credit Information

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Robert J. Jossen is the past Chair of Dechert’s global litigation practice. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Jossen has tried to verdict more than 40 cases, including numerous non-jury trials and arbitrations in courts and forums throughout the United States. In addition, he has handled many preliminary injunctions and other hearings, and has represented clients in matters before the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the New York Stock Exchange, FINRA, and other federal and state regulatory bodies. Mr. Jossen focuses on complex commercial litigation, securities and white collar criminal defense, and legal ethics.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Jossen was Chief Appellate Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and earlier an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Marvin E. Frankel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Jossen has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer for white- collar crime and government investigation in Chambers USA, a referral guide to leading lawyers in the United States based on the opinions of their peers and clients, raving that he is "very knowledgeable, has a great sense of strategy and is really good at looking down the road and seeing how the case will proceed." Mr. Jossen has been recognized for his white-collar criminal defense practice by The Legal 500 US, which praised his "ability to advise clients, address client needs and manage litigation." He is also regularly listed by The Best Lawyers in America for bet-the- company litigation, commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense. Benchmark Litigation has regularly recognized Mr. Jossen as a “Litigation Star” for his white-collar criminal defense and general commercial litigation practices, and in 2014 applauded him for being “highly regarded among peers.” Mr. Jossen has also been named to Global Investigations Review’s list of “Who’s Who Legal Investigations 2015,” and has been listed for more than 20 years as one of the best commercial and white collar criminal defense litigators in the country in the Best Lawyers in America.


Ramiro C.

Excellent advice!

Richard W.

Exceptional program. Great presenter.

Charlene L.

Very thorough, and clearly knowledgeable. Good information.

Richard D.

Very Informational and good ideas!

Conrad G.

this guy was great. helped a lot leading into my first mediation coming up.

Lorien Elizabeth S.

very informative presenter and program

Sheldon M.

Great course!

Edward C.

A strong and thorough program examining the mediation process and complications.

Benjamin H.


Harry E.

Excellent presentation

Michael L.


Christopher C.

excellent presenter; highly recommend this program

ron g.

excellent presentation

Nathaniel F.

Really excellent.

Jon K.

That was a really helpful presentation. Wise advice. Thanks!

Michael James M.


Philip W.

Very well presented

Joseph S.


C. K.

Excellent presentation. Thank you.

Margaret R.

One of the best Lawline programs I have viewed.

David L.

Great presentation

Marla W.

Good practical info

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