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03.19.21 by Mel Simburg

The Value of an Effective Apology in Resolving Business Disputes

It’s Never Too Late to Say You’re Sorry

April 21, 2021 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm CT

Sponsored by: Dispute Resolution Committee,

ABA Business Law Section

Program Chair: Ingeuneal C. Gray,  American Arbitration Association

Program Co-Chair: John Sciaccotta, Aronberg Goldgehn

Program Materials Coordinator: Saime Atakan, GlobalB Law Firm

Program Materials Coordinator: Monique S. Jammer, Dickenson Wright PLLC

- Moderator: Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq. American Arbitration Association, CA

- Jasmine D. Smith, Robinson Gray, SC

- Roy Lewicki, The Ohio State University, OH

- Peter Robinson, Pepperdine Caruso Law, CA

- Melvyn J. Simburg,   Simburg, Ketter, Sheppard & Purdy, LLP, WA

Conflict management and negotiation processes address problems resulting from miscommunication, broken promises, and other perceived offenses. When actions, words, or conduct injure other persons or entities, an effective apology may be a key factor and an important tool to repair broken trust.

However, apology as a tactical tool requires consideration of both the legal effect of the planned apology and the danger of an ineffective or counterproductive apology. Join us for a discussion on April 21, registration details.

Registration is free if you are an ABA Business Law Section member, free for in-house counsel with promo code CL21VSPRIHC, free for Young Lawyers: use promo code CL21VSPRYL at checkout.

Mel has extensive experience as a mediator, arbitrator, and litigator in IP disputes and in protecting and licensing IP internationally.

For other news on Mel's alternative dispute resolution activities, visit:Checklist for Effective Advocacy in Mediation; Mel Simburg Passes Arbitrator Milestone, and ADR Practice Tips and Tricks.