Bruce E. Meyerson is a full-time mediator, arbitrator, trainer and facilitator in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (1972) where he was an Editor of the Law Journal. Mr. Meyerson began his practice as the Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law In the Public Interest. He served on the Arizona Court of Appeals for five years and has been General Counsel of Arizona State University. From 1990 through 2000, Mr. Meyerson practiced commercial and employment litigation with Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn & Maledon, and Steptoe & Johnson.
Mr. Meyerson regularly serves as a mediator in virtually all aspects of commercial, employment, construction, real estate and business litigation, in cases ranging in value of up to $1.5 billion. Mr. Meyerson has resolved successfully over 2000 cases in mediation. Mr. Meyerson recently has been selected to be included in the ADR category of the “Best Lawyers in America.”
He is a Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. He has served as the Chair of the State Bar of Arizona Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution and served as the Chair of the Arizona Supreme Court ADR Advisory Committee for seven years. He led an ABA task force examining standards for the use of ADR in resolving e-commerce disputes.
He is a frequent trainer on the subject of ADR, providing training to a mix of private sector groups and public entities such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Department of Justice. He was selected by the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Maricopa, Pima and Coconino County Superior Courts to train judges in settlement conference skills. He has been selected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to be one of a small number of neutrals hired to mediate EEOC charges in the Southwest. He also has been designated by the Arizona Association of Realtors to mediate disputes arising out of real estate purchase contracts.
He teaches Arbitration, Mediation, ADR and Employment Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Arizona State University College of Law. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Pepperdine University Institute for Dispute Resolution where he taught Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy. Mr. Meyerson has written extensively on the subject of alternative dispute resolution, including a monthly feature article on ADR for The Daily Journal Corp. which appeared in business law publications in four western states.
He is one of two attorney members of the Ninth Circuit Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs. He is a member of the Law Committee of the American Arbitration Association, which advises the Association on policy issues and strategies to address legislative initiatives in the area of arbitration and mediation. He is also a member of the Commercial and Employment mediation panels of the AAA.
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