Deborah's career has spanned several industries with hands on practical ADR experience that is innovative and ground breaking. She uses her experience to advise parties and attorneys about the mechanics of ADR rules and procedures, design dispute systems, and perform neutral services. She has served as an arbitrator in over 125 disputes; she developed mediation advocacy training and expertise; and she works to design systematic programs to manage litigation.
Insurance Dispute Resolution
Provided strategic and tactical advice to senior business executives, internal/external lawyers and claims representatives, on approaches for arbitration and mediation on thousands of proceedings, with disputes involving: insurance coverage; bad faith; property and casualty; construction risk; workers compensation; broker dealer securities; vendor services; personal injury; health care; reinsurance; professional liability; directors and officers liability; and subrogation claims. Disputes were between insured and insurer; defense of insured; defense of the Company or initiated by the Company.
International Dispute Resolution
As part of defense team provided tactical advice on several arbitration proceedings involving interpretation of surety contracts and reinsurance disputes. Consulted with an Eastern European stock exchange to develop an ADR program to resolve future customer disputes.
Securities Dispute Resolution
Representation in arbitration and mediation proceedings with respect to federal state or common law violations involving misrepresentation; suitability; fraud; wrongful termination; and rescission. Won a six-figure award involving suitability of annuities for an elderly public customer.
Administered thousands of arbitration and mediation claims involving federal, state, or common law violations. Cases covered misrepresentation; suitability; fraud; wrongful termination; and rescission.
Served as an arbitrator in employment wrongful discharge and discrimination disputes involving former employees and retail companies. Rolled out a corporate employee dispute resolution program.
Other Arbitration Experience
Served as an arbitrator on approximately 80 contract disputes involving financial services companies.
Served as an arbitrator on a franchise matter involving breach of contract.
Served as an arbitrator with respect to lawyer/client fee disputes involving return of retainers or legal fees for immigration and estate matters.
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