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Living With Adr: Evolving Perceptions And Use Of Mediation, Arbitration And Conflict Management In Fortune 1,000 Corporations, Thomas J. Stipanowich Feb 2013

Living With Adr: Evolving Perceptions And Use Of Mediation, Arbitration And Conflict Management In Fortune 1,000 Corporations, Thomas J. Stipanowich

Thomas J. Stipanowich

For the second time in fifteen years, leading counsel at many of the world’s largest corporations participated in a landmark survey of perceptions and experiences with “alternative dispute resolution (ADR)”—mediation, arbitration and other third party intervention strategies intended to produce more satisfactory paths to managing and resolving conflict, including approaches that may be more economical, less formal and more private than court litigation, with more satisfactory and more durable results. Comparing their responses to those of the mid-1990s, significant evolutionary trends are observable. As a group, corporate attorneys have moderated their expectations for ADR. At the same time ...