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Stradley Ronon Hosts Mediation Conference

April 17, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon hosted the Philadelphia Regional Conference of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution on April 10 in Philadelphia. Stradley Ronon Senior Counsel, Bennet G. Picker, served as Conference Chair. The program was entitled, “The Role of the Client and Counsel in Mediation.”

The four-hour conference included mediation training, a corporate counsel panel on best mediation advocacy practices, and a discussion on diversity and inclusion initiatives led by Hon. Timothy K. Lewis and Picker. More than 125 attendees participated in the conference, including 40 high level corporate counsel, 45 trial lawyers from Boston to D.C., and 40 mediators. Attendees included general counsel and chief legal officers from Aetna Inc., Comcast Corporation, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKlein, Hewlett Packard Company, Independence Blue Cross, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG LLP, Monsanto Company, Verizon, among others.

Picker, a full-time mediator and arbitrator, has spent more than three decades dedicating himself to promoting and improving the field of ADR in across the nation and throughout the world. He has successfully resolved hundreds of domestic and international disputes with a cumulative value of several billion dollars. Most recently, Picker was designated by the International Mediation Institute to serve as its delegate to the United Nations where he is working with ministers of several nations to explore the potential for mediation to serve as a means of avoiding and resolving public conflicts.

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Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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