“An ounce of mediation is worth a pound of arbitration and a ton of litigation.”
– Joseph Grynbaum
Lisa has a broad range of mediation experience, with a focus on employment issues, commercial litigation, fee disputes, professional liability, health care, business conflicts, and contract claims.
As a litigator for decades, Lisa has modeled her mediation style after the mediators who served as her mentors and resolved her most difficult cases. Lisa generally asks for a short (less than five page) statement from each party in advance of the mediation, identifying: 1) the legal claims and defenses, 2) prior settlement discussions, 3) the risks each party faces if they proceed to trial, and 4) two or more settlement options (including nonmonetary options) that each party believes would resolve the case.
Lisa prefers not to conduct an initial joint meeting unless the parties request one. The mediation process involves meetings with each of the parties, allowing each party to be fully heard and identifying areas of commonality. In the event the matter is not resolved on the day of the mediation, Lisa remains available to continue working with the parties to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution up to and through trial.
Lisa takes great pleasure in discovering creative settlement options and delights in resolving cases that no one thought could ever settle.
Lisa enjoys working with employers to facilitate internal employment disputes before they escalate into litigation. Relying on her extensive experience litigating ADA claims, Lisa uses her knowledge to facilitate the ADA interactive process between employers and employees as well as discussions between students, parents and teachers who are involved in creating and implementing an IEP and/or 504 plan.