Avoiding Employment Lawsuits: The Mediation Alternative

April 10, 2002
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Breakfast Seminar

Many American firms are choosing to use mediation through a neutral third party to reach a voluntary, negotiated resolution to charges of discrimination. But while mediation can be used to avoid costly lawsuits, Japanese corporations operating in the United States have special concerns: Will the company look weak by mediating? When is the best time to propose mediation? How do you choose a lawyer for the mediation? How do you choose a mediator? What should a mediation agreement look like? This seminar answers these and other questions and should be of particular interest to HR executives, company managers and in-house counsel.

Includes continental breakfast.

Philip M. Berkowitz, partner in the employment law department of Salans Hertzfeld Heilbronn Christy & Viener
Deborah E. Collins, Vice President, Employee Relations Group, Human Capital Management Division, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Elizabeth W. Millard, Director and Counsel, Legal and Compliance Department at Credit Suisse First Boston
David S. Ross, full-time mediator with Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), a national mediation and arbitration firm

Tickets: $15, Japan Society members $10.

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2002
  • 8:30 am