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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures may lead to a better, quicker, and less expensive result than other traditional forms of dispute resolution. K&L Gates assists clients in avoiding litigation and resolving disputes by using various forms of ADR. K&L Gates lawyers regularly engage in early case assessment and deploy ADR techniques as part of a multi-layered approach to dispute avoidance and resolution.

The effectiveness of ADR often depends upon the nature of the dispute, the timing of the ADR effort, and the extent of relevant information exchanged. K&L Gates lawyers are sensitive to these factors and recommend and tailor ADR techniques so that the chosen process will best serve our clients’ interests.

K&L Gates lawyers have experience with early case assessments, mediations, fast-track litigation, mini-trials, mock trials, executive trials, private trials, expert determinations, dispute resolution boards, early neutral evaluations, and client customized ADR proceedings. Our lawyers assist clients in setting up internal dispute management and prevention procedures to handle complaints and disputes. We have employed ADR procedures in relation to a wide variety of disputes, actual and potential, and in a wide variety of contexts.

The firm’s business and transaction lawyers regularly draft ADR clauses. They assist in the formulation of comprehensive integrated dispute resolution mechanisms over a wide range of commercial agreements spanning a broad spectrum of commercial sectors and industries.

Many of our lawyers are trained, certified, and act as mediators.
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