Sutherland attorneys have extensive experience working with our clients proactively to prevent disputes through careful risk management. In the course of regular business operations, disputes with vendors, contractors, suppliers, consumers and others still arise. Rather than face the time and expense of traditional litigation, business leaders and in-house counsel are increasingly looking to resolve their disputes outside of court and are drawn to the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and confidentiality offered by alternative dispute resolution.
Our attorneys guide clients to resolution using all of the many techniques of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, early neutral evaluation, mini-trials and summary jury trials. We have successfully employed alternative dispute resolution techniques in a wide range of international and industry-specific disputes, including:
- Accountants’ and professional liability
- Business torts
- Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights
- Construction contracts
- Employment and labor
- Environmental, insurance, toxic tort and Superfund
- Financial services
- Franchise and dealer matters
- Insurance coverage
- Intellectual property
- Merger and acquisition agreements
- Product liability
- Real estate
Sutherland’s transactional attorneys are also well-versed in crafting—in consultation with our litigation attorneys—dispute prevention and resolution provisions in agreements than can help avoid and minimize disputes.
Our attorneys have appeared before international and domestic arbitration panels and several serve on the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Panel of Commercial and Construction Arbitrators and the distinguished panel of neutrals for the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. We represent clients in proceedings administered by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and other entities.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Brochure
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