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  • Cynthia Pasternak, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    2012 Present Los Angeles Magazine Southern California Women Super Lawyers 3 years PROFESSIONAL AWARDS CONTINUED 2006 The Chancery Club 2006 Beverly Hills Bar Assn President s Medallion 2005 2006 President Beverly Hills Bar Assn Distinguished and Innovative Leadership Award 2003 2004 Los Angeles County Bar Assn Board of Trustees 2002 Beverly Hills Bar Assn Distinguished Service Award 2000 Beverly Hills Bar Assn Executive Director s Award 1998 Beverly Hills Bar Assn President s Award PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS American Bar Association Fellow American Health Lawyers Association Bet Tzedek Legal Services Beverly Hills Bar Association Past President California Society for Healthcare Attorneys Chancery Club Los Angeles Mediators Los Angeles County Bar Association MENSA Ltd Order of Distinguished Attorneys Public Counsel Law Center Southern California Mediation Association U S District Court Central Select ADR Advisory Board LECTURES SEMINARS Time Life Management Work Life Balance for the 21st Century MCLE 2014 The Keys to Success in Mediation MCLE 2014 USC Mock Mediation USC Gould School of Law February 28 2014 Back to Beepers Tips from the Masters on Personal Injury Mediations Without Court ADR SCMA Conference November 2 2013 Tips for Surviving Succession Planned or Sudden ABA Conference February 2013 Effective Mediation Techniques Long Beach Junior League February 18 2009 You Can Do It Successful Women Lawyers Discuss Combining Family and the Law State Bar of California February 24 2009 The ABC s of Work Life Balance American Bar Association 2008 Raising a Family and Practicing Law The Balancing Act MCLE May 17 2006 Balancing Career Family A Work Life Symposium Beverly Hills Bar Association in collaboration with Pepperdine University Law Review April 18 2006 And Justice for All Beverly Hills Bar Association Barrister Community Outreach Committee and Justice 2005 April 14 2005 PROFESSIONAL WRITINGS COMMENTARY Mid Value Cases Get Short Shrift in Mediation

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  • Steven G. Pearl, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    empathic demeanor and his tenacity What I like to be known for as a mediator is not just that I m patient or that I know the law Mr Pearl says I love it that I m known as someone who is tenacious as hell and will not give up on a settlement Mr Pearl s unique combination of skills is paying off for his growing client list Over the past year Mr Pearl has settled several multi million dollar wage and hour class actions as well as individual cases alleging discrimination harassment retaliation and wage and hour violations In October 2013 he was recognized as one of ten Rising Stars on the Daily Journal s list of Top 50 Neutrals in California and in January 2014 he was recognized as a SuperLawyer in dispute resolution and employment law for the fourth straight year Mr Pearl mediates in the California offices of ADR Services Over the last year he has mediated cases in Los Angeles Orange County San Francisco and San Jose I m happy to go where the work is he says If the last year is any indication Mr Pearl will be traveling a lot more in the future Mr Pearl authors the California Employment Law Blog the Mediation and Negotiation Blog and the Employment Law Update a monthly email newsletter with over 1 500 subscribers including plaintiffs counsel defense counsel and many neutrals He previously co authored Employee Rights Litigation Pleading and Practice Matthew Bender and California Wage and Hour Law and Litigation CEB Articles authored by Mr Pearl have appeared in a number of publications including CEB s California Business Law Reporter Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine the Daily Journal and the State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section s California Labor and Employment Law

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  • Deborah Rothman, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    fee disputes and employment disputes medical and legal malpractice nursing homes negligence personal injury school districts police departments municipalities and U S Postal Service probate product and premises liability real estate securities software joint venture security guard services taxation municipal and corporate trade secret theft and unfair competition American Arbitration Association Nat l Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators Specialty panels Large Complex Case eCommerce Center for Responsible Appraisals and Valuations Commercial and Employment Law EEOC L A District Office Panel of Mediators Key Bridge Foundation U S Dep t of Justice ADA Panel of Mediators NASD Board of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators Office of the Independent Administrator Kaiser Arbitration Panel L A Superior Court Probate Mediation Panel U S Postal Service Panel of Mediators U S District Ct Central District of CA Attorney Settlement Officer CA Dep t of Insurance Earthquake Claims Former Mediation Panelist Sizzler bankruptcy Former Mediation Panelist Piper Aircraft bankruptcy Former Mediation Panelist Prudential Life Insur class action settlement Appeals Former Appeals Reviewer Merrill Lynch gender discrim n class action Northwestern University Chicago IL former ADR panelist Smith Barney gender discrim n class action Duke Univ Priv Adjudic n Ctr N C former ADR panelist PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators American Arbitration Association Large Complex Case Panel eCommerce B2B CRAV Center for Responsible Appraisals and Valuations Commercial and Employment Law Panels Office of the Independent Administrator Kaiser Arbitration Panel Board of Directors Dispute Resolution Services Inc L A County Bar Association Chair Beverly Hills Bar Assoc Labor Emp Law Section 2005 2006 Former Chair Beverly Hills Bar Assoc ADR Section 2004 2005 Diplomate Member California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals Board Member and Fellow College of Commercial Arbitrators SPEAKER AUTHOR TRAINER ON ADR American Bar Association CEB American Arbitration Association California Labor and Employment Law

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  • Myer Sankary, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    has earned him an A V rating in Martindale Hubbell Mr Sankary has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ABA Solo and General Practice Committee as well as the Outstanding Achievement Award from the State Bar Solo and Small Firm Committee Areas of Expertise General Business Commercial Contract Disputes Unfair Business Practices Probate Trusts Estates Real Estate Employment Personal Injury ADR Experience Mr Sankary s career in ADR is extensive starting with family law mediation as early as 1985 Based upon his research training and experience Mr Sankary is particularly astute in assisting attorneys and their clients in the negotiating process during mediation and is sensitive to cross cultural psychological and personality issues which may affect the attitudes of parties in the dispute He has served in the following capacities Mediator Los Angeles Superior Court Panel of Mediators Arbitrator Los Angeles Superior Court Panel of Arbitrators Mediator Los Angeles Probate Court Panel of Mediators Mediator San Fernando Valley Bar Association Court Preferred Panel of Mediators Mentors Arbitrator Kaiser Permanente Arbitration Panel Background and Experience Mr Sankary has practiced as a litigator and transactional attorney for over 40 years in areas of law which include the following corporate and business transactions both drafting contracts and negotiating disputes in areas including U C C probate wills trusts conservatorships family law real estate construction disputes employment law including discrimination intellectual property matters trade secrets and a variety of tort actions including personal injury premise liability and product liability Mr Sankary is active in numerous civic organizations including serving on the Board of the American Friends of the Oasis of Peace Neve Shalom Wahat Al Salam the only community in Israel where Arabs and Jews have lived together in one community peacefully for over 30 years Member Americans for Peace Now He is the founder and director of the Middle East Peace Network a non profit corporation that supports conflict resolution peace and democracy in the Middle East Professional Associations Member The California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals member Director and Treasurer Southern California Mediation Association member and Director of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association chairman of Lawyer Fee Arbitration Committee of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association former Chairman and current Senior Advisor to the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California member Los Angeles County Bar member Los Angeles Consumer Lawyers Association member Los Angeles County Bar Association and member of State Bar of California since 1966 member Professional Network Group Dispute Resolution Training Pepperdine Law School Mediating the Litigated Case Straus Institute Pepperdine Law School Mediation Masters Forum Straus Institute Pepperdine Law School Negotiating Techniques in Mediation Professor Randy Lowry Civil and Probate Mediation Training by James C Melamed J D Mediation Center Inc Teaching Workshops and Articles Mediation Workshop for Arabs and Jews at the School For Peace Neve Shalom Wahat al Salam Israel Difficult Parties and Cross cultural Issues in Mediation Cases State Bar of California Lecturer University of Southern California Marshall School of

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  • Jan Frankel Schau, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    Chair Labor Employment Section Ex Comm Member since 2010 Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators since 2009 Appointed as Member of the ADR Committee of the California State Bar 2008 Elected President of the Southern California Mediation Association 2007 Appointed Arbitrator and Mediator for American Arbitration Association Commercial and Employment Panel 2005 Appointed as Civil Service Hearing Officer Los Angeles County City of Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified School District 2004 Appointed Arbitrator and Mediator for Kaiser Permanente 2004 Appointed Arbitrator and Mediator for FINRA 2006 FORMAL EDUCATION AND ADR TRAINING Professional Skills Intensive Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution 2015 Los Angeles Superior Court Participant in Training and Trainer 2008 American Arbitration Association Advanced Training in Arbitration 2005 2007 FINRA Advanced Training in Securities Arbitration 2005 Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution Advanced Mediation Skills Malibu Ca 2003 2005 Western Center for Disability Advanced Training in Disability Mediation 2001 L A County Bar Dispute Resolution Services Mediation Training Certificate 2000 Loyola Law School J D Los Angeles Ca 1981 Pomona College B A International Relations and Diplomacy Claremont Ca 1978 OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Jan Frankel Schau began her legal career in 1981 at Harrington Foxx Dubrow Canter She specialized in the defense of employment and other insured claims Jan has litigated cases arising out of employment business and real estate for several boutique firms Some of these firms include Hart Hart Revere Rykoff Wallace Antin Stern Litz Grebow and Swedelson Gottlieb a firm specializing in construction defect and homeowner s association law She founded The Law Offices of Jan Frankel Schau in 1995 where she primarily represented clients in cases arising out of disputes in business employment and personal injury Although she initially trained and joined the Los Angeles Superior Court s ADR Panel in 2000 she has been a full time neutral since 2003 and joined ADR Services in 2007 RECENT PRESENTATIONS Cutting Edge Techniques for Closing in Mediation presented to the ABA Dispute Resolution Section April 2015 Negotiation Ethics and Confidentiality presented to the Eastern Bar Association January 2015 Jan Schau s Top Twelve Tips for Negotiating Anything presented to The INNS of Court Los Angeles Ca December 2014 International Academy of Mediators Bi Annual Conferences Chair Santa Monica 2014 Biggest Mistakes and Best Tips for Negotiating the Employment Case in Mediation presented to the Beverly Hills Bar Association s Labor Employment Section September 2014 Advanced Closing Techniques for Effective Settlement Through Mediation presented to the Chicago Bar Association October 2014 Settlements and Substance Abuse A Toxic Mix presented to Orange County Bar Association s ADR and Insurance Section January 2015 A Year of Self Reflective Analysis and One Mediator s View from the Middle of the Road presented to the ABA Dispute Resolution Section Chicago 2013 Settlement Strategies Effective Closing Techniques that you Never Learned in Law School presented to the City Attorney s office of Los Angeles 2014 Nuts and Bolts re Ethics and Confidentiality presented to Southern California Mediation Association s Annual Conference November

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  • Gail Migdal Title, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    Film o Television o New Media o Participation accounting INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY o Copyright o Trademark o Idea Submission o Defamation o Right of Publicity EMPLOYMENT o Single plaintiff o Class actions o Discrimination o Hostile work environment o Retaliation o Wage and hour violations o Collective bargaining agreements BUSINESS LITIGATION o Breach of contract o Tortious interference with contract economic advantage o Unfair competition o Breach of fiduciary duty o False advertising LEGAL MALPRACTICE o Professional Code of Conduct violations o Failure to meet requisite standard of care DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE Gail Migdal Title Esq has been serving as a neutral for the last 10 years mediating a wide range of disputes including claims of copyright infringement trademark infringement breach of contract business torts employment law violations and accounting violations in areas such as film television technology new media music fashion publishing manufacturing construction hospitality insurance coverage and residential and commercial real estate In addition to her work with ADR Services Inc Ms Title serves on the mediation panel of the United States District Court Central District and the arbitration and mediation panels of the American Arbitration Association and previously served on the mediation panel of the Los Angeles Superior Court She has over 100 hours of mediation and arbitration education and regularly supplements her education with advanced mediation training LITIGATION EXPERIENCE Katten Muchin Rosenman Managing Partner Los Angeles 1997 2011 PREVIOUS LITIGATION EXPERIENCE Rosenfeld Meyer Susman Federal Public Defender Central District of California Deputy Law Clerk to Hon David W Williams United States District Court ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION EDUCATION Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution United States District Court Advanced Mediation Training Los Angeles County Bar Association Mediation Training EDUCATION University of California Berkeley School of Law Wellesley College Massachusetts PROFESSIONAL AWARDS RECOGNITION Daily Journal California s Top 100

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  • Caroline C. Vincent, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    corporate and partnership dissolutions franchise disputes accounting and finance license agreements intellectual property disputes entertainment disputes joint ventures non profits secured transactions license agreements and international business transactions Her high end transactional background includes industry expertise in radio stations hotels garment industry health care high technology and inventions and banking and lender representation Real Estate Caroline Vincent has mediated or arbitrated more than 500 real property related disputes including numerous construction defect claims of all sizes During her 20 year legal career she devoted several years to high end transactional practice with significant experience in commercial residential and industrial development construction and permanent financing representing developers tenants lenders and borrowers syndications acquisitions sales and exchanges leasing landlord tenant condominiums shopping centers hotels office buildings commercial and industrial centers owner s associations CC Rs title and title insurance foreign acquisitions and dispositions foreclosures short sales work outs CERCLA and related environmental matters Personal Injury Insurance Ms Vincent has resolved hundreds of injury and insurance related disputes ranging from simple auto accident to complex matters including overlapping injuries premises and toxic tort liability issues UM UIM multiple defendants first party claims coverage claims bad faith and SIU matters Probate Elder Abuse Ms Vincent is adept at resolving complex family relationship matters involving custodial care accounting fraudulent transfer heirship disputes and the management and disposition of assets In over one hundred probate trust will contests and financial elder abuse matters she has successfully used her interpersonal skills combined with her ability to craft creative and practical business real estate and family centered solutions Elder abuse claims include individual and class action nursing home matters Notable cases include Computer Technology Dispute Successfully mediated 200 million trade secret dispute between public company and former CEO founder Pigford v Glickman Senior member of peer review team including adjudication of over 1 000 claims by African American farmers against U S Department of Agriculture Sexual Harrassment Pre suit claim by managerial employee against publicly known CEO involving allegations of sexual assault battery Probate Dispute Complex trust dispute over management and control of multimillion dollar business trust between partner of deceased husband business trustee and wife and children of deceased husband s estate residuary beneficiaries of business trust Real Estate Partnership Arbitration of real estate broker partnership dispute and dissolution involving distribution of national real estate brokerage franchise rights usage of business name allocation of commissions Honors Memberships and Professional Activities Member Los Angeles County Bar Association Santa Monica Bar Association and State Bar Employment Real Property Business Trusts and Estates IP Entertainment Litigation Sections LACBA Member Executive Committees Trusts and Estates Section 2010 2013 Senior Lawyer Section 2010 ADR Section 1992 1994 Member Association Business Trial Lawyers Los Angeles Court ADR Panels Los Angeles Superior Court Pro Bono Party Pay Probate Mediation Neutral Evaluation 2007 2013 Orange County Mediation Panel US District Court Central District Mediation Panel Life Member Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Board of Governors 1995 2003 ADR Subcommittee State Bar of California Middle

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  • Earl P. Willens, Esq. - ADR Services, Inc.
    Industry Specialist Mediator Los Angeles Superior Court Panel of Mediators Settlement Officer Mediator United States District Court Central District Settlement Officer Program Settlement Officer Los Angeles Superior Court Joint Association Settlement Officer Program JASOP Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney Client Fee Dispute Resolution Panel Mediation Panelist Santa Barbara Superior Court CADRe Program Judge Pro Tempore Los Angeles Superior Court Professional Associations Southern California Mediation Association SCMA Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution SPIDR California Dispute Resolution Council CDRC American California and Los Angeles County Bar Associations Association of Business Trial Lawyers Los Angeles Country Bar Association Member of Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee Co Chair ADR sub committee Dispute Resolution Experience Mediating the Litigated Case by Pepperdine Law School Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution 42 hours Basic Civil and Probate Mediation Training by James C Melamed J D Mediation Center Inc 30 hours Getting Parties to Agree to Mediate SCMA How to Conduct a Successful EEOC DFEH Mediation SCMA Professional Experience A seasoned litigator over 35 years Involved in a wide range of complex matters including the practice areas of corporate commercial employment environmental probate labor construction defect real estate and tort issues 1998 Present Full Time ADR Professional 1994 1998 Corinblit Seltzer Of Counsel 1991 1994 Katten Muchin Zavis Weitzman Partner 1981 1991 Wyman Bautzer Kuchel Silbert Partner 1962 1977 Buchalter Nemer Fields Savitch Associate 1962 1966 Partner 1966 1977 1959 1962 Assistant United States Attorney Education University of California Berkeley Boalt Hall AB 1956 JD 1959 Back to Top Disclaimer Please be advised that the contents of this web site and any other statements contained herein are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be represented as legal advice in any way Download Print pdf format Earl Willens Esq Resume Southern California Panel Southern

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