Mediation can be an effective way to resolve disputes and enable the client to avoid the stress of litigation. A successful mediation doesn’t just happen, however. There’s a preparation process that cuts across multiple dimensions, including the matter itself, the clients’ needs, their respective personalities and so forth. In this course, an experienced mediator shares tips for mediation preparation, including scenarios where the best result came from thinking outside the box—jettisoning the standard rules of mediation and following an intuitive, life-based approach.
About the Instructor
Since 2005, Diane Faber has been guiding those caught in protracted business, legal, financial and emotional disputes toward final negotiated settlements. Diane was an AV-rated attorney and partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP for 17 years where she was a first-chair litigator specializing in entertainment, intellectual property, real estate, employment and general business disputes. Despite enjoying the many intellectual rigors of sophisticated business litigation, Diane came to realize that some of her most satisfying days were those on which she was able to bring her clients resolution – either by winning, or more often, by settling their cases shy of trial.
Diane grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated summa cum laude, phi beta kappa from Yale University, and then graduated from Harvard Law School, before returning to California.