Representation of a client involved in a dispute requires objectivity, creativity, sensitivity to the client's needs and objectives, and superior advocacy skills.
Schiff Hardin attorneys work with our clients to develop the proper course of action based on the importance of the matter, the economics of litigation and the probability of outcome.
In today's climate, this may lead to our recommending arbitration, mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution to achieve our client's objectives.
Recognized Expertise and Experience
Schiff Hardin attorneys are authors of major treatises on arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. They are frequent lecturers before groups of other attorneys on the use of these procedures, and serve on the advisory committee to the federal court in Chicago on alternative dispute resolution.
Roger Pascal, immediate past chair of Schiff Hardin's Litigation Group, is a regular and active participant in International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute) seminars and programs promoting the use of alternative dispute resolution. Our firm has signed CPR's pledge to consider alternative dispute resolution before filing litigation.
Paul Lurie, immediate past chair of Schiff Hardin's Construction Law Group, is a member of the select panel of national arbitrators and mediators for large complex cases of both the American Arbitration Association and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute), and he is a co-author of Arbitration of Construction Disputes (Wiley Law Publications, 1990).