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The decision to settle a case is about balancing how much your client’s case is worth versus the risk of trial. Factors to consider in settlement negotiations that don’t deal with dollars and cents are just as vital, including your client’s individual circumstances, the risk of loss, jurisdiction, the judge, and whether your client can make it through a trial. When do you cut and run? When do you force the issue of settlement early to maximize recovery for your client? Our experts address these and other tactics to help you with your next settlement negotiation.
Elaine Charlson Bredehoft Elaine Charlson Bredehoft is a principal and founder of Charlson Bredehoft & Cohen in Reston, Virginia. Ms. Bredehoft practices civil litigation, with an emphasis in employment and business law, primarily in Virginia and D.C. federal and state...MoreElaine Charlson Bredehoft is a principal and founder of Charlson Bredehoft & Cohen in Reston, Virginia. Ms. Bredehoft practices civil litigation, with an emphasis in employment and business law, primarily in Virginia and D.C. federal and state courts. Ms. Bredehoft was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the "Fifty Best Lawyers in Washington" in 1997, one of the "Forty Top Lawyers Under 40" in 1998, one of "75 Best Lawyers" in 2002, one of the top Employment Lawyers in 2004 and one of the top 20 attorneys in the Washington area in 2007. Ms. Bredehoft was recognized in The Legal Times in 2005 as one of "Twelve of the D.C. Area’s Top Labor & Employment Litigators," and was featured in Super Lawyer Magazine in 2006 as one of the top 10 Super Lawyers in Virginia and one of the "Top 100 Washington, DC Lawyers" in 2007. In 2003, Ms. Bredehoft was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization electing and limiting its membership to the top one percent of trial lawyers in each state, and in 2005, Ms. Bredehoft was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an honor reserved for only 500 trial attorneys under age 70 in the United States. In 2007, Ms. Bredehoft was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Ms. Bredehoft is also a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. Ms. Bredehoft is a frequent lecturer at CLEs and bar association sponsored seminars. Collapse
Jerome J. Dobson Jerome J. Dobson is managing partner in Dobson, Goldberg, Moreland & Berns in St. Louis, Missouri. He represents plaintiffs in employment litigation in federal and state courts under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans...MoreJerome J. Dobson is managing partner in Dobson, Goldberg, Moreland & Berns in St. Louis, Missouri. He represents plaintiffs in employment litigation in federal and state courts under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Missouri Human Rights Act. Mr. Dobson graduated with honors from George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 1978. He was a clinical instructor at the Antioch school of law, and an Adjunct Professor at Webster University. Mr. Dobson is past president of the St. Louis chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. He has been selected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Dobson has tried approximately thirty (30) employment cases to a jury verdict in federal and state court. Collapse
Adrienne Fechter Adrienne Fechter is the founder of Managed Conflict, practicing exclusively as a neutral mediating, arbitrating, and investigating employment-related disputes. She has mediated many hundreds of such disputes over the past ten years, working with...MoreAdrienne Fechter is the founder of Managed Conflict, practicing exclusively as a neutral mediating, arbitrating, and investigating employment-related disputes. She has mediated many hundreds of such disputes over the past ten years, working with many of the most highly regarded plaintiff and defense lawyers throughout the Southeast. Prior to devoting her practice full-time to ADR and the related areas of employment audits and investigations, Ms. Fechter practiced as a trial lawyer, representing both plaintiffs and corporate defendants in labor, employment, and other civil rights disputes. She has served as the Chair of the Employment Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, President of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Hillsborough County, Florida Bar Association, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar. Adrienne has a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law and an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law. Collapse
June 26, 2013
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This program contains the following components:
A Practical Guide To Settlement Negotiations Audio
Effective Practice Tips: The View From the Middle Paper
A Practical Guide To Settlement Negotiations Paper
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