Mediation Advocacy - The Roles of Outside Counsel and In-House in Mediation

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Course Description

This program was recorded on December 10th, 2018

The program will cover the collaboration and coordination by and between outside/trial counsel and in-house counsel prior to and during the mediation so as to realize the most efficient and productive mediation results.



  • Ricardo J. Cata
    Ricardo Cata practiced law as a civil litigator and trial lawyer in South Florida for 38 years. His mediation practice focuses on commercial, franchise and contractual disputes; trademark infringement; cross-border disputes (in litigation or arbitration); aviation and maritime and cruise passenger claims; construction and design defects; general liability, resort, product, and premises liability; medical and dental malpractice and wrongful death. Ricardo is able to mediate in the Spanish language. He is certified to mediate civil cases by the U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Mediator Panel, a Florida Supreme Court Approved Arbitrator, member of the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) Roster of Neutrals, the ICDR Cruise Line and Seafarer Arbitrator Panel (CL & SAP), the CPR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). He is a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Accredited Mediator. Ricardo has served as arbitrator in AAA commercial disputes.

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      • 1.5 General Credits
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    1. Selecting, preparing and educating the corporate client
    2. Roles and contributions of outside/trial counsel and in-house counsel
    3. Pre-mediation report,
    4. Logistic considerations, factual, liability and legal considerations,
    5. Negotiation authority,
    6. Negotiation strategies, and diversity,
    7. Language and cultural considerations for foreign corporate clients (and in-house counsel) mediating in the U.S.