Why Mediations Fail & How to Achieve Better Results



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Date Recorded: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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The majority of disputes resolve at Mediation. Nonetheless, there remain those that impasse. Failure to achieve resolution can often be avoided if advanced adequate thought is given to common potential pitfalls which include ethical issues that may arise.

At a time when in-house legal teams and law firms are under increasing pressure to reduce costs, Richard Byrne, Esq., and Casey Laffey, Esq., will explore the leading reasons why Mediations fail and how to achieve better results.

Join this discussion to learn how investing a modest amount of time in advance of a Mediation session to reflect upon the purpose, logistics and goal of the session can greatly reduce the potential for an impasse, and ultimately save time and money.

Register for this webcast to learn how and why these reasons can cause Mediation to fail:

    • Lack of Preparation
    • Unethical conduct in mediation
    • Absence of Decision-Makers
    • Wearing Trial Binders
    • Last Minute Surprises
    • Emotion and Anxiety

Continuing Education Credit

*This program was approved for 1.0 ethics credit in CA, IL, NY and NJ for the live event only.



Richard P. Byrne, Mediator for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

In 2018, for the fourth year in a row, Richard P. Byrne has been named one of the Top 3 Mediators in the United States by The National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey and was voted a Top 3 Mediator by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. For the third straight year, in 2018, he was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. Mr. Byrne was also voted a Top Ten Mediator by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey for 4 consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) and he was the recipient of the 2014 “Mediator of the Year Award” by the Institute of Jewish Humanities. (Click here for full bio).

Casey Laffey, Partner, Reed Smith

Casey is a Deputy Practice Group Leader of Reed Smith’s Complex Litigation Group (“CLG”) which specializes in business and corporate disputes, class action and multi-district litigation, litigation strategy and management, managed care, mass and toxic torts and product liability. In that role, Casey specifically focuses on Talent Development and oversees the recruitment, retention and development of talent at every level of the CLG practice across the firm’s United States offices. (Click here for full bio).

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