Three Emerging Approaches to Moving Conflict Resolution “Upstream”
Featured Speaker: Robert K. Wrede, AB ’61, JD ‘69
Former United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger once observed that “Our [traditional litigation] system is too costly, too painful, too inefficient for a truly civilized people.” Indeed, one estimate has placed the total annual cost of litigation to the Fortune 500 in 2008 to be $210 billion, equivalent to one-third of their after-tax profit. Exorbitant traditional commercial conflict resolution costs in time, money and lost opportunities plague international commerce as well.
Cornell Law School graduate Bob Wrede, a seasoned commercial trial lawyer, adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School’s internationally acclaimed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and active commercial mediator, arbitrator and neutral case evaluator, will discuss proven proactive approaches to managing and minimizing the cost and disruptiveness of commercial conflict both here and abroad.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM Eastern Time
You will need a computer with speakers and broadband internet access to participate. Log-in instructions will be easy to follow.
This is a free program intended for your information and enjoyment.
Please register ON-LINE or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251 by Friday, November 2, 2012.
Once registered, you will be emailed log-in instructions a day prior to the webinar.
Robert K. Wrede, AB ’61, JD ‘69
Following a forty year career as a commercial trial lawyer in Los Angeles, Bob is now a mediator, neutral evaluator and arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court; the United States District Court for the Central District of California; ADR Services, Inc., in Los Angeles; and both Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc. and the Hawaii International Dispute Resolution Group, in Honolulu. He also serves on neutral panels for the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, FINRA and the Kaiser Permanente Health Plan, among others. He has performed as a neutral in over 500 cases and is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
He has lectured at the Cornell Law School, the California CPA Education Foundation, the Practicing Law Institute, Woodbury College, the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and for California Continuing Education of the Bar audio programs. He is currently chair of the Executive Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Conflict Resolution Section.
Education: Cornell University, B.A., English 1961
Cornell Law School, J.D. 1969
Pepperdine, LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute