Preparing for and Conducting an Effective Mediation


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Preparing for and Conducting an Effective Mediation


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About this webinar

Why mediate?

How many cases actually go to trial?

Less than 10%, and while some cases get dismissed, many cases that don’t go to trial are resolved through mediation.

Obviously, many of you are already intimately familiar with mediation, so it is our hope that this course can offer some interesting new takes on the subject.

Our featured speakers include Andy Dorman, Trial Attorney and Chair of Reminger’s Legal Professional Liability, Financial Services Professional Liability and Miscellaneous Professional Liability Practice Groups, and David Hudson, a Partner of Reminger, a member of the firm’s Management Group and managing partner of the firm’s Toledo Office.

About the presenter(s)

Andy is an accomplished trial attorney who has represented clients for more than 25 years in complex commercial and professional liability disputes, with a particular emphasis on legal and accountant professional liability, directors and officers liability, securities litigation, and employment-related disputes. He serves as the Chair of Reminger’s Legal Professional Liability, Financial Services Professional Liability and Miscellaneous Professional Liability Practice groups.

Andy has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts, as well as extensive arbitration experience with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and administrative hearings nationwide. In his last ten FINRA arbitrations, Andy obtained eight defense awards and the two claimant awards were for only 3% and 9% of the amount demanded at closing.

Andy is a recognized “go-to” defense counsel who defends professionals and organizations accused of malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract fraud, and other types of misconduct. As a former insurance agent and licensed securities representative, he possesses significant knowledge of regulatory standards established by administrative entities that impact a number of professions that he represents, and he is also experienced in providing counsel an effective representation to those clients facing disciplinary proceedings and investigations.

Andy employs creative thinking and sound judgment in managing complex matters, keeping an eye on balancing results and the best strategies that align with the interests of his clients and the amount in controversy.

Andy is a frequent presenter to members of the insurance industry, the bar, and the financial services and real estate industries. He is a Past President of the Professional Liability Attorney Network and is a member of the Professional Lines Underwriting Society, and other legal and bar associations.

David is a Partner, a member of Reminger’s Management Group and serves as the managing partner for the firm’s Toledo office.  His national practice focuses on civil defense litigation with particular experience in the defense of trucking and transportation claims, professional liability matters, employment practices liability issues, and directors and officers liability claims. David represents a diverse national client base in complex civil litigation, class action disputes and catastrophic injury cases.  As a trial attorney, he is called upon by clients during their most difficult times and has served as lead counsel in litigation and arbitration disputes in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.  He regularly represents clients in state and federal court, as well as arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

David is also the Chairperson of the firm’s Oil, Natural Gas, and Energy practice group.  He has extensive experience handling complex oil, gas, and real estate litigation involving land use, lease rights, royalty litigation, and other real estate title issues. David is frequently asked by clients across the State of Ohio to solve their most challenging oil, gas and land use issues.

Since 2014, David’s has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, a recognition given to less than 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Ohio.  David has also been selected as “Who’s Who in Area Law” by the Toledo Business Journal. For seven years, David served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Toledo College of Law teaching courses on trial advocacy and oil and gas law.

David graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in criminal justice and a minor in accounting.  He also played four years of Division III college basketball.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, David worked as a contract special investigator for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, conducting national security background investigations in the Washington D.C. area.  In 2006, David returned to Ohio and attended the University of Toledo College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2009 and was a member of the Trial Advocacy Program.  In his free time, David enjoys spending time on his family’s farm.

About the Host

Jay Reeves is the Risk Pro for Alta Pro Insurance Services. He practiced law in South Carolina and North Carolina for nearly 40 years, both in private practice and in-house (as corporate VP/Risk Manager). He has given numerous presentations to lawyers and bar groups in the US and Canada, including keynotes and CLEs. He is founder and owner of Your Law Life LLC, which helps attorneys add purpose, profits and peace of mind to their Law Lives.

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