Mediation is not new. Mediation was employed in ancient India as well as in the Islamic world for a long time. More recently, mediation has been widely adopted in the U.S. construction industry as a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Mediation is often employed when claims negotiations fail to reach resolution in lieu of arbitration or litigation. This webinar with expert speaker James Zack, Jr., provides a thorough discussion of the voluntary mediation process and why it is so successful despite being preceded by unsuccessful dispute resolution negotiations.
The webinar discusses the process of mediation and discusses why construction professionals need to learn about mediation. The webinar identifies the pros and cons concerning mediation. Additionally, the webinar offers a number of practical suggestions on how to prepare for and be successful in mediation.
Who should attend
James G. Zack Jr.
James G. Zack Jr. is the Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum – the construction industry’s global resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Formerly, Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management for Fluor Co... More info
Michael Pettinella is an Associate Director in the New York City office of Navigant. He specializes in construction project advisory and dispute resolution services, including critical path method scheduling, forensic schedule analysis, and damages quantification. Mr. Pettinella has experience with a variety of const... More info