Arbitration, Business/Commercial, Construction Defect, Entertainment and Sports, Intellectual Property, Real Property
Richard E. Posell, Esq. is an expert in resolving high profile, complex commercial and entertainment disputes. He has extensive experience in entertainment, copyright, trade secrets, trademarks, trade dress, class actions, executive employment disputes and general business disputes. Widely respected for his ability to look at an issue from all sides, he is known for crafting creative, workable business solutions. Mr. Posell has more than 40 years of business and entertainment law experience representing some of the most prominent and successful producers and talent in the country. He also has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in real estate and construction cases.
Q&A with Richard Posell, Esq.
Q: Do you come to the arbitration prepared to split the baby or fairly call balls and strikes?
-- Patricia Glaser, Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP
A: I decide on the basis of the facts and the law.
Q: Arbitration was long thought to be a more efficient and cost effective means of resolving disputes. However, arbitrations increasingly resemble civil litigation in court, with extensive discovery, discovery motions, pretrial motions in limine, etc. In some particularly complex cases, that may be appropriate. Do you agree, and what can be done to return to a more streamlined approach to arbitration?
--John Hueston, Hueston Hennigan LLP
A: Yes. The arbitrator needs to be strict (but fair) on discovery.
Q: What is the biggest mistake you see counsel make in mediation?
--Lynne Hermle, Orrick
A: Trying to win.