In-House Counsel ADR Bootcamp: Project Management & Dispute Resolution

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Program Chair:

Erin E. Gleason
Gleason Alvarez ADR, LLC

  • This program will explore how in-house counsel can utilize project management in the dispute resolution process to encourage efficiency and cost-savings. A panel of in-house attorneys and experts in mediation and arbitration will address how project management communication strategies, risk assessment, process mapping and project look-backs are ideal ways to manage claims. From case management tips in the initial stages of a dispute to evaluating the lessons learned at the conclusion, this program will offer practical advice for in-house attorneys to use in their everyday practice.

    Live Program & Webcast: $149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel: Free for Members | $199 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (earliest admission 2016-2018 in any state or country), Judges (and their staff), or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.


  • William H. Crosby, Jr.
    Vice President, Associate General Counsel,
    Managing Attorney and LATAM Regional Coordinator
    Interpublic Group

    Joan Stearns Johnsen
    Senior Legal Skills Professor
    University of Florida – Levin College of Law

    Nancy Scott
    Stout Risius Ross, LLC


  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Overview of course goals – to understand

    • Options and essential elements of dispute resolution clause
    • Connections between project management and ADR
    9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Importance of dispute resolution clause drafting

    • Arbitration clause
    • Tiered clause
    • Mistakes to avoid
    • New approaches to ADR clauses
    10:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Crash course in project management

    • Why it is needed
    • Mexessary steps
    • Lean vs. Six Sigma vs. Lean Six Sigma
    10:25 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. ADR & Project Management

    • How it helps
    • Examples of how to utilize in early case assessment, mediation, and arbitration
    10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Q & A


  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    2.0 Skills
    New Jersey:
     2.4 General
     2.0 General
     2.0 General


  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee | Charles M. Newman, Chair
    Arbitration Committee | Steven  Skulnik, Chair
    In-House Counsel | Jack Lerner & Daniel K. Wiig, Co-Chairs
    President’s Committee on the Efficient Resolution of Disputes | Erin E. Gleason and Dan Kolb, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |