Training & Events


Event Information:

  • Thu

    NYSBA Fall Meeting: Multi-Party Mayhem with Michele Kern-Rappy and Former NY Governor David Paterson

    11:20 - 12:30 p.m.New York Law School

    At this year's NYSBA Fall Meeting Simeon H. Baum, Michele Kern-Rappy, Senior Settlement Coordinator NYS Supreme Court, and former NY Governor David Paterson lead a discussion on the unique challenges presented by Multi-party mediations.

    Drawing on the mediators' experience with construction, insurance, investor fraud claims, and other matters that have multiple parties on either side of the “v” – not to mention the Governor's experience with the negotiation and management of complex, multi-party, matters of profound public significance, the speakers considered: preparation; ways to structure a productive process; how to address group dynamics; ways to handle mutual finger pointing and pre-existing expectations for percentage contributions; cross-purpose caucuses;
    scapegoating; and challenges in consensus building with multi-interest, multi-issue, and multi-party matters.

    To view the PowerPoint presentation of this program, please click on the following link:

    Mulitparty Mayhem Final