Terri Krivosha, a mediator and partner in Maslon's Corporate & Securities Group, and Melissa Muro LaMere, a partner in the Litigation and Labor & Employment groups, will present a webinar Aug. 18 for the Association of Corporate Counsel Small Law Department Committee on the benefits of early mediation in commercial litigation. In the session, titled "Settling Disputes Through Early Mediation: A Framework for Success," Terri and Melissa will share guidelines to evaluate whether or not early mediation should be used, the type of mediation and mediator best suited for the matters, and how to maximize the mediation process to help ensure a positive outcome. As companies spend more and more resources on litigation, identification of matters that are ripe for early resolution is key.
The 60-minute CLE program will include participant breakout sessions to discuss two hypothetical cases and determine whether either should be mediated early—with conclusions shared through interactive polling.
The event is open to all. Register at: "Settling Disputes Through Early Mediation: A Framework for Success," Association of Corporate Counsel.
Terri is passionate about helping businesses grow, succeed, and scale. As a strategic business attorney, she helps a vibrant network of entrepreneurial and dynamic businesses see the "forest through the trees." She works directly with the business people who lead organizations, providing general counsel advice that is not only prompt and pragmatic, but also customized to fit the stage of the client's business. She is exceptionally skilled at negotiating and drafting multiple kinds of contracts, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures; developing and implementing exit strategies; advising on selling or buying companies and raising capital to recapitalize businesses; and coaching clients on complex governance matters.
To answer a clear need in the marketplace for creative evaluative mediators who can assist counsel with dispute resolution, Terri has expanded the services she provides. As a qualified Rule 114 mediator, she brings her high energy, active listening skills, broad experience, creativity, and pragmatic approach to her mediation practice. View CV.
Melissa is an employment and business litigation attorney who enjoys working with clients to protect and grow their business in a competitive marketplace. She focuses her practice on the full spectrum of employment counseling and litigation matters in addition to business disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, business contracts and torts, and unfair competition and trade practices. Melissa also maintains a robust pro bono practice, primarily serving as counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota in litigation involving individual employment matters, constitutional rights, and government transparency.