Steven C. Bennett's practice focuses on complex domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, including bankruptcy, construction, corporate governance, data security, energy, privacy, real estate and other matters. Mr. Bennett gained extensive trial experience during six years at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Unit, and nearly twenty years as a partner in a major international law firm.
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Mediation Myths: Barriers to the Use of Mediation
Despite a record of success, in some quarters mediation continues to receive skeptical treatment as an unnecessary step in dispute resolution.
Construction Mediation: Ten Tips for Success
Construction projects often produce disputes. Mediation can help resolve such disputes, quickly, confidentially, and efficiently. This Article offers ten tips for success in mediation.
Models for Use of Mediation in e-Discovery
Many commentators and courts suggest that cooperative approaches to e-discovery planning hold the key to lower-cost, higher-quality e-discovery processes. Yet, admonitions to cooperate hardly suffice to motivate self-interested parties. Some system to foster cooperation, beyond the parties themselves, appears essential. One system proposed as a means to promote e-discovery cooperation involves use of mediation. This article outlines an array of mediation techniques that could be used for that purpose.