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Mediating Multi-Party Disputes: Reflections On Leadership In Mediation, Elizabeth "Wendy" Trachte-Huber Mar 2012

Mediating Multi-Party Disputes: Reflections On Leadership In Mediation, Elizabeth "Wendy" Trachte-Huber

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Leadership in mediating multi-party matters is imperative. In my work as Claims Administrator for one of the largest ever personal injury/bankruptcy settlements ($2.3 billion, net present value), I am charged with four primary areas of responsibility: (1) the efficient and fair evaluation of claims consistent with provisions of the Joint Plan of Reorganization; (2) the efficient delivery of payments to all approved claimants pursuant to the provisions of the Joint Plan; (3) the management and custody of the assets paid to the Settlement Facility; and finally (4) the faithful execution of the provisions of the Joint Plan in all respects. …