Erica Bristol

Erica Bristol

Erica Bristol is an intellectual property attorney and commercial mediator specializing in intellectual property disputes. She received her law degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1999, served as corporate in-house counsel for over 11 years and has been a commercial mediator for over 7 years. Erica is the Principal of EB Resolution Services, a commercial mediation service provider in Encino, California specializing in Intellectual Property, Business Transactions, Labor and Employment, Family Law, Aviation, Construction and Real Estate disputes.  Erica currently serves as a Panel Mediator for the United States District Court, Central District of California, mediating intellectual property disputes for the Court. 




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Trade Secret Mediation: Negotiating Beyond the Distrust (10/21/14)
Trade secret litigation often involves deep levels of distrust, suspicion, and anger on the part of parties and counsel. To avoid trial, the plaintiff must negotiate with the thief, adding insult to injury. The defendant may express outrage at being accused of theft, and suspect the litigation is merely a “fishing expedition” to uncover the defendant’s own trade secrets. How then can the parties overcome these issues and reach agreement during mediation? This article provides counsel with information and suggestions for successfully mediating trade secret disputes.