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Celebrate ABA Mediation Week 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jenner & Block
919 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022 (and available online)



Now available to view online.


This webinar - part of ABA Mediation Week 2015 - offers wisdom from three seasoned settlement veterans: a General Counsel, a Professor of Law and an International Arbitration specialist on overcoming mediation obstacles, and multiparty mediation.

Our panelists are all extensively experienced in commercial mediation, and each offers a unique point of view: 

  • Gregory S. Gallopoulos (General Counsel, General Dynamics Corporation) will share anecdotes about difficult or seemingly intractable disputes that were resolved through mediation, and how. 
  • Richard F. Ziegler (co-chair of Jenner & Block’s International Arbitration practice) will describe the challenges that can impede successful mediations, and potential solutions.
  • And Professor S. I. Strong (University of Missouri School of Law) will walk participants through techniques in the growing area of multiparty mediation. 

These three segments track directly with the broader themes of ABA Mediation Week 2015, which are: 1) Successes, 2) Challenges, and 3) Trends and the Next Generation. Using a high-content format that packs this hour with useful information, this webinar is a chance for busy practitioners to “lunch and learn” while enjoying a well-crafted set of useful thought and advice, succinctly presented.

Panelist Bios:

Gregory S. Gallopoulos serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of General Dynamics Corporation, an aerospace and defense company.  Previously, he practiced privately at Jenner & Block LLP, for 24 years, including a term as Managing Partner.

Professor S.I. Strong is the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law, specializing in public and private international law, comparative law and jurisprudence. She has had over 100 books, articles and other works published in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and her scholarship has been cited as authority by U.S. courts and international arbitral tribunals.  Previously, Professor Strong worked as a dual-qualified practitioner (U.S.-U.K.) in the New York and London offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and as Counsel at Baker & McKenzie LLP in Chicago. She serves as an arbitrator, mediator and expert witness in complex commercial disputes.

Richard F. Ziegler is managing partner of the New York office of Jenner & Block, also co-chairing the firm's International Arbitration Practice.  Previously he served as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel for the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he led a department of more than 150 lawyers in 24 countries. He focuses his practice on international arbitration as both counsel and neutral, and on complex commercial litigation and arbitration.


David H. Burt recently retired as Corporate Counsel for DuPont, where he was responsible for commercial litigation, international arbitration and leadership of the team advising DuPont’s 200+ lawyers in planning and executing alternative conflict resolution worldwide. He has arbitrated in the US, Asia and Europe and has achieved many commercial dispute settlements through mediation. Past co-chair of the Executive Advisory Committee to the International Center for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), he now serves as Executive Consultant to CPR and others. He can be reached at

This webinar has been made available to view at no cost for CPR Members by logging in. Non-members may purchase a CD or link to the content through the CPR Store.

 CPR Member CD: $25
Non-Member CD: $39
Non-Member Link: $25