The Ethical Neutral: What Must Be Disclosed In Mediation (via Law360)

A mediator with a national practice and decades of litigation experience, Bruce Friedman often contributes his thoughts on the Alternative Dispute Resolution process to well-respected legal publications. In this Law360.com article, Bruce addresses the confusion among lawyers and mediators over conflict-of-interest and disclosure requirements applicable to mediators in California. “Lawyers and mediators must know and…

Bruce A. Friedman Publishes Article on Insurance Coverage Mediations

Bruce A. Friedman, a mediator and arbitrator with a national practice, was recently published in Law360. Drawing on his more than 35 years of litigation experience, Bruce drafted a brief article describing the issues many litigators face during a mediation for an insurance coverage and bad faith claim. In the article, Bruce also provided solutions for all parties, including the mediator.

The article can be found on Law360.com here. Or continue reading for the full article.

Named to Central District of CA Mediation Panel

As many of my colleagues are aware, the Central District of California established a Mediation Panel (pursuant to Local Rule 16-15.4) to handle various cases that come before the court. Accordingly, the Panel consists of ‘qualified and impartial attorneys who encourage the fair, speedy, and economical resolution of civil actions;’ an appointment I am proud…

Bruce Friedman Honored with Award for Excellence

Bruce Friedman, a well-respected mediator at Friedman Mediation and partner at Bingham McCutchen, was recently honored with placement in Chambers USA Guide 2012 for his dedication to and experience in the practice of law. The award reflects both pre-eminence in key practice areas and achievements over the last 12 months; including notable work, strategic growth, excellence…

Consider the Moot Mediation

In the appropriate case, a moot mediation is the best way to prepare for a mediation and to obtain the most favorable result. Usually, one should only consider the use of a moot mediation in a large exposure case that justifies the expense of hiring an experienced mediator to conduct a ‘practice’ mediation. If you…

Integrity and the Mediation Process

As with most aspects relating to the practice of law, there are many traits that differentiate one legal professional from another.  For example, successful litigators can be aggressive or soft-spoken. Mediators can be pushy or patient. The key is to finding what works for you and your practice. As a former litigator turned mediator, I…