FREE Webinar: The Art of Drafting an ADR Clause: Best Practices & Pitfalls to Avoid

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The Art of Drafting an ADR Clause: Best Practices & Pitfalls to Avoid
Bryan J. Branon
Lisa C. Brown

Arbitration is “a creature of contract,” mediation requires party consent and willing participation – and a well drafted alternative dispute resolution clause can save your clients time and provide them with sensible and cost-saving legal solutions. But a vague, incomplete or overly complicated ADR provision can also result in unnecessary delays and unintended consequences! Join Lisa Brown, a seasoned litigator and arbitrator, and Bryan Branon, Director of ADR Services for the AAA in this interactive discussion as they share some of the “must have” elements of an effective ADR provision, dissect some poorly drafted clauses, and discuss other components a clause may include depending on your clients’ needs and expectations.

Bryan J. Branon
is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professional whose career has focused on the intersection of ADR and public policy. A former law clerk on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and intern in the Irish Parliament and U.S. Court of International Trade, Bryan has worked for the ADR Center in Rome, Italy where he co-authored a study on the implementation of the 2008 E.U. Mediation Directive into Member States’ national legislation and helped establish the Afghanistan Center for Commercial Dispute Resolution. Bryan is currently the Director of ADR Services for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in Seattle, Washington and was previously employed by the AAA and their International Centre for Dispute Resolution where he helped launch the International Mediation Institute. Bryan graduated with a B.S. in Political Science from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont and earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, New York where he received his mediator certification through the New York Peace Institute in conjunction with the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution. Bryan can be reached at

Lisa C. Brown is a shareholder at Bullard Law in Portland, Oregon. She has served on the American Arbitration Association’s arbitration panel since 1992 and has also served as mediator and arbitrator for the Arbitration Service of Portland, Multnomah County, and the Oregon State Bar Fee Dispute Resolution program. Having litigated cases for many years, Lisa enjoys the opportunity to use her skills as a mediator, arbitrator and facilitator to assist parties in resolving their disputes so they can avoid the stress and expense of litigation. Using her experience litigating employment disputes, Lisa facilitates internal employment matters before these conflicts escalate into litigation. Lisa received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of George Washington University Law School. She is a licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington. She has the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell for her legal abilities and professional ethics. She is currently Chair Elect of the Federal Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and also serves on the Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Committee.

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August 16, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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