I’ve been mediating for more than twenty years now but I always kept my focus on litigation – not because I didn’t see mediation as a sometimes-preferable way to resolves disputes – because I always have – but because circumstances required it.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2013
As a thought leader in the fields of business litigation and mediation, Richard Mainland has built a career of over four decades that is unique in both its length and its depth of experience. Consistently one of the top-rated lawyers in California, Richard recently joined the premier mediation network in the country, Mediation.com, as part of a renewed focus on mediation in his practice.
“I’m not new to alternate dispute resolution (ADR),” said Richard, “I’ve been mediating for more than twenty years now but I always kept my focus on litigation – not because I didn’t see mediation as a sometimes-preferable way to resolves disputes – because I always have – but because circumstances required it. Now I’m focusing more on the ADR aspect of my practice as a more efficient and cost-effective way of resolving disputes.”
Richard has worked as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Case Panel of Arbitrators for twenty years and is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators as well as a member of the CPR Institute Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. His extensive trial and appellate experience in intellectual property, antitrust and unfair competition and securities litigation is complemented by his practice as an ADR neutral, including commercial arbitration and mediation.
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, Richard earned his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He has been named a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in 2012 and 2013, a Southern California Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in 2004, 2005, and 2007 – 2013, and one of The Best Lawyers of America in each of the last eight years.