Alternative Dispute Resolution

The ADR group has extensive experience in four areas: securities, contracts, construction, and employment disputes. Senior attorney and firm founder, Ronald G. Birch, has served as an arbitrator or mediator in approximately five hundred matters, and represented corporate and individual clients as a litigator in over two hundred matters, in disputes of up to $500 million.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training

  • AAA Get Smart: Issues Surrounding Surveillance in the Workplace (10/09)
  • AAA Why Construction Mediations Fail: Avoiding Common Mistakes (10/09)
  • AAA Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration (12/07)
  • AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (12/06)
  • AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (10/05)
  • AAA Arbitration Ethics and Disclosure, Washington, DC (12/04)
  • AAA Arbitrator II Training, New York, NY (03/02)
  • AAA Arbitrator Update (2001)
  • AAA Mediation Workshop, Chicago, IL (09/01)
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshop, Baltimore, MD (03/99)
  • AAA Employment Arbitrator Training, Philadelphia, PA (04/98)
  • AAA Basic & Advanced Arbitrator Training, Washington, DC (03/91)


Author of articles on contract claims, delay damages and employment-at-will doctrine published in the Journal of Commerce, and the Model Handbook for Medical Practices. Lecturer on “The Employment Relationship and its Termination,” Corporate Counsel Institute, Northwestern University.