Winning At Mediation

A famous trial lawyer welcomed his junior partner back from a hard fought trial.  The lawyer congratulated his mentee on her win at trial.  The junior partner responded that, “you must be mistaken, I lost at trial.  The jury returned a verdict against our client.”  The senior partner responded, “But wasn’t the verdict less than the plaintiff’s last settlement demand?”  “Yes,” replied the junior partner.  “Then you won!” said the senior partner, “It is all about how you define win!”