When Mediation Makes Sense – Preserving the Business Relationship (From the Perspective of a Corporate Lawyer)


Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET |11 a.m. PT

Cost: Complimentary

Earn: 1.0 CLE Credit (see below)*


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Litigation often comes with uncertainty and unexpected costs. However, alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, can be a better alternative to resolve business disputes.

Join this webcast for insight into the mediation process and how it can be leveraged to resolve disputes and retain business relationships. This program will take a closer look at the advantages including: lower costs, less time required to achieve resolution, no adverse publicity, and greater control over the outcome of the dispute. 

Attendees will learn the latest developments and hot button issues in mediation and arbitration, address best practices designed to help reduce and resolve business disputes, and help both inside and outside legal professionals understand their role in the dispute resolution process. Save your spot for this webcast that will cover:

  • Best practices in preparing for a productive mediation experience
  • How to identify when mediation is the best approach for resolving your dispute
  • Benefits of mediation vs. litigation



Michael W. Emerson, Esq. | Former General Counsel, Signature Bank | Hearing Officer | NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Michael W. Emerson, Esq. is a financial services industry veteran who has practiced law for more than thirty-five years. He has served as a U.S. General Counsel and a Deputy General Counsel at several of the world’s largest financial institutions. Mr. Emerson has extensive legal and compliance financial services experience having worked on numerous matters involving U.S. broker-dealers, U.S. and foreign banks and investment banks, as well as with institutional and high-net-worth customers. In particular, Mr. Emerson has spent many years working on a variety of sales and trading issues, mergers and acquisitions, over-the-counter financial derivatives, structured products (including mortgage-backed securities) and various issues involving brokers and customers.

Read Mr. Emerson’s full bio here.



*Continuing Education Credits:

CLE credit has been approved for this event.

To qualify:

  • 1.0 CLE Credit will be earned by ALL LIVE ATTENDEES who viewed this event for 50+ minutes.
    • You must attend live.
    • You must view the event for 50+ minutes.
    • You cannot watch the program in a group if you wish to earn CLE credits.
    • If you do choose to watch the event in a group, ensure that you are also logged in on your own personal device, under your log-in credentials, as we will need proof of your attendance. (Though it is highly recommended that you view the even from your own personal device).
  • We have applied for CLE credit in the jurisdictions of NY, NJ, IL, and CA.
    • If you are in NY or NJ, you will need to retain the CLE code which will be announced during the live webcast.
  • If you are not in one of the listed jurisdictions, you may reach out to [email protected] after the live event for a certificate of attendance that you can submit to your CLE board.
  • CLE certificates will not be available until 5 business days after the live event (September 19th) at which time you will receive an email letting you know that your CLE certificate is available to be downloaded.


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