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CDRS DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL ADR PANEL

             
 

      CALIFORNIA

       

 

DAVID JENKINS
davidjenkins@cdrsllc.com
         

For the past 24 years David Jenkins has mediated over 3,000 multi-party disputes in 44 states, while managing a diverse practice which has included mediating matters involving: Design Errors & Omissions, Construction Defect, Breach of Contract, Course of Construction, Changed Site Conditions and Insurance Coverage disputes in both North & Latin America.

   

 

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      COLORADO

   
HARRY ARKIN
harryarkin@cdrsllc.com
   

Mr. Arkin, a founding Member of the Dispute Resolution (formerly “Review”) Board Foundation, is an attorney, mediator, and Chartered Arbitrator. He has had extensive experience in construction and commercial arbitration and litigation both in the United States and internationally. He holds the highest professional legal rating, “AV,” and is admitted to the US Supreme Court. 

 

 
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      DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

 

 

 

 

DANIEL BENDER
dbender@cdrsllc.com
 
Olivia Farrar
oliviafarrar@cdrsllc.com
     

With experience in international and domestic ADR since 1993 and construction law since 2000, Daniel Bender is an arbitrator and panel chair as well as counsel in construction arbitrations. Mr. Bender is past-Director of the AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He has written on ADR and contributed to the IFC/World Bank’s Commercial Mediation Manual

Olivia M. Farrar is certified mediator and arbitrator, with extensive experience resolving construction disputes of all sizes, as well as employment, contract, and securities disputes.  In addition to her work as a neutral, Olivia is an attorney and law school professor, and has worked in the construction industry.

 

 

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      IOWA

WILLIAM KOEHN
williamkoehn@cdrsllc.com

My dispute resolution experiences have spanned over 43 years. I specialize in construction and commercial claims for multiple interests in most states, Virgin Islands, Canada, and the International Court of Justice. I am a certified Arbitrator and served as the first Chairman of the Lex Mundi, Dispute Resolution Committee, working with ADR specialists worldwide.

       
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      MARYLAND

             
 

         
FRANK CARR*
@cdrsllc.com
       

 

 

 

   
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      MASSACHUSETTS

 

DEM GUSCHOV
demguschov@cdrsllc.com
 

Dem Guschov has more than 30 years experience in construction dispute resolution, plus equivalent experience in the construction of major multimillion dollar buildings throughout the eastern United States. His construction experience includes general contracting, design build, construction management, estimating, engineering and supervision of buildings of virtually all types and sizes.

 

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      NEW JERSEY

 

 
PIEDAD BERNIKOW
pbernikow@cdrsllc.com
   

Piedad Bernikow is a lawyer, admitted to practice of law in New Jersey and the District of Columbia. She has worked in the area of alternate dispute resolution for 20 years, serving as an arbitrator, mediator, guest speaker and trainer. Piedad  was trained by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to be a construction arbitrator. Piedad is fluent in Spanish and understands a limited amount of French, Italian and Portuguese....

 

 

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Spanish, Portuguese  
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NEW YORK

             
           
 
ROBERT WILKINSON
rwilkinson@cdrsllc.com
         
 

Robert L. Wilkinson is a construction manager and expert. He has spent his entire career in the construction industry. Prior to founding his Firm and serving as a mediator and arbitrator, he held positions in the construction industry, starting as an inspector and ultimately a Vice President of an international engineering and construction management Firm.

         
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      TEXAS

 
JEFFERY POSTER
jposter@cdrsllc.com
 
 

Jeffrey Poster is an attorney with extensive construction management and construction litigation experience including small commercial buildings through billion dollar developments. Mr. Poster is licensed in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. His dispute resolution experience includes construction and contract disputes, consumer matters, personal injury including wrongful death, employment claims, and other complex litigation and pre-litigation matters.

 

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Spanish
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      VIRGINIA

 
ANN RACKAS PATE
annrackaspate@cdrsllc.com
 
Ann Rackas Pate is a Construction Lawyer who knows Construction.™ Her background includes education and experience in architecture, engineering, construction, and law in the public and private sectors.

 

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      WASHINGTON

 
PETER DAY
peterday@cdrsllc.com
 

In 35 years as a business lawyer, trial lawyer, and corporate executive, Mr. Day has spent over 5 years in all aspects of construction law. During 3 years as Chief Counsel for Boeing’s construction management division, he was responsible for the resolution of over $200 million in construction claims by negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

 

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French, German
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