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Eric D. Green


Professor Eric D. Green taught negotiation, mediation, complex ADR processes, resolution of mass torts and evidence at Boston University School of Law from 1977 until his retirement in 2008. He is a co-founder and principal of Resolutions, LLC, a mediation, arbitration and ADR provider in Boston, MA . He was a co-founder of JAMS/Endispute and a member of the Center for Public Resources Institute of Dispute Resolution at its inception. He was a co-author of the first edition of Dispute Resolution (with Goldberg and Sander), and has written many books and articles on dispute resolution and evidence. Professor Green maintains an active ADR practice for complex legally intensive disputes.

Professor Green has successfully mediated many high stakes cases, including the United States v. Microsoft anti-trust case, the MasterCard/Visa merchants' class action anti-trust case, the Monsanto PCB cases in Alabama, the childhood and adult cancer cases in Toms River, New Jersey, numerous large construction cases, including most of the disputes arising out of the design and construction of major league baseball and football stadiums, insurance coverage, intellectual property, and international disputes. He has also mediated many complex, multi-party class action cases involving mergers and acquisitions, contract disputes, patent disputes, securities fraud, shareholder derivative claims, accounting problems, mass torts, employment and consumer claims. Professor Green's involvement in Alternative Dispute Resolution started in 1977 when he helped invent the "mini-trial," which he has since adapted and applied to many types of cases involving complicated issues of law, fact and science. Professor Green also serves as the court appointed Special Master, Futures Representative and Guardian Ad Litem in class or mass claimant matters.

In his career Professor Green has delivered hundreds of lectures, panel discussions and training sessions on ADR and taught or supervised more than a thousand students in ADR while mediating more than a hundred cases a year. In 2001, Professor Green was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. Professor Green was voted Boston’s Lawyer of the Year for Alternative Dispute Resolution for 2011 based on his “particularly high level of peer recognition.”

Professor Green has designed and delivered hundreds of specialized negotiation training workshops for corporations, government agencies, insurance companies, educational institutions, law firms, non-profit organizations, and professional and practice groups. These training programs are highly interactive, hands-on, and practical workshops on negotiation objectives, tactics, strategy and power. Course materials are tailored to the audience and provide a conceptual framework for the practical negotiation exercises.

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Carmin C. Reiss


Carmin C. Reiss is a principal of Resolutions, LLC and was formerly a Senior Mediator with JAMS/Endispute . Since 1990, she has had an active mediation practice focusing on environmental, construction, commercial, insurance, employment, professional liability, and personal injury disputes, often in the form of large, complex, multi-party controversies. Ms. Reiss serves as a member of the Middlesex Multi-door Courthouse panel of mediators. She has also served on the FDIC mediation roster, and as an approved mediator for EPA matters, including large superfund cases. Prior to joining JAMS/Endispute, Ms. Reiss was a trial lawyer at Bingham & Dana and a member of that firm's Environmental Practice Group. She is the author of "Environmental Contamination Disputes," in Mediating Legal Disputes (Golann ed. 1996), winner of the 1996 CPR Book Award, and one of the ADR Editors for MCLE's recent Superior Court Practice Guide.



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Hon. Nancy Gertner (Ret.)


Hon. Nancy Gertner (Ret.) served on the United States District Court for the district of Massachusetts from 1994 to September 2011, presiding over thousands of complex cases and earning the respect and admiration of counsel and parties who appeared before her. She was voted by Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly readers as the “best” federal judge in Boston and has received numerous local and national awards, including the ABA’s Thurgood Marshall Award. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Gertner gained a reputation as one of the most talented trial lawyers in the nation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high profile civil cases and defending criminal matters.

Throughout her career as a trial lawyer and judge, she has been a prolific scholar, writer, and law teacher. She has taught at Yale, Harvard, Northeastern, Boston College, and Boston University Law Schools and has published broadly in the areas of discrimination, evidence, the jury system, sentencing, and the judicial system. Her most recent books, The Law of Juries (2010, with Judith Mizner) and In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate, (2011) have received widespread critical acclaim.

Judge Gertner has retired as of September 1, 2011, joining the faculty at Harvard Law School. She is available for mediation, arbitration, and other neutral assignments for all types of disputes through Resolutions, LLC.

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Hon. Hiller B. Zobel (Ret.)


Hon. Hiller B. Zobel (Ret.) served as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court for more than 26 years, d uring which time he presided over and resolved thousands of complex cases of virtually every size, kind, and complexity. Prior to his service on the bench, Judge Zobel engaged in the full time practice of law with specialties in personal injury litigation, libel, and maritime litigation. Judge Zobel also was a tenured professor of law at Boston College Law School where he taught courses in civil procedure, evidence, copyright, admiralty, trial practice, and judicial process. Judge Zobel is the author of numerous scholarly articles on law and history and of several books including the authoritative treatise, Massachusetts Rules Practice (with J. Smith), and Doctors and the Law. Judge Zobel is available for mediation and arbitration of all matters involving business or employment controversies, professional malpractice disputes, land use issues and personal injury claims.

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Michael S. Robertson


Michael S. Robertson, Esq. is an ADR Law Clerk of Resolutions, LLC providing substantive assistance to Prof. Green in preparation of each case by reviewing background materials and mediation submissions, as well as researching and assisting in drafting awards.  He attends and observes most mediation sessions with Prof. Green, assisting in analyzing and summarizing each session, as well as performing any needed post-mediation follow-up.  Mr. Robertson graduated cum laude from Tufts University in 2004 and from the Boston University School of Law in 2007.  Mr. Robertson practiced both toxic tort and construction litigation prior to joining Resolutions, LLC in April of 2009.


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