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Norm Brand

Since 1983, Mr. Norm Brand has been engaged full time in dispute resolution. A former negotiator and law professor, he has a varied national practice, ranging from arbitrating high profile individual disputes – such as hockey player Petr Nedved’s eligibility to play in the IHL, to mediating high stakes public disputes – such as the nation’s first “pay for performance” contract in the Denver City School District.Mr. Brand has arbitrated and mediated cases involving complex issues of law and large dollar amounts. His largest arbitration award resulted in payments of approximately $40 million.He has served as sole arbitrator in a $50 million biotech case, and in many multi-million dollar pension cases. He mediated the model annual maintenance agreement between Sacramento Delta Reclamation Districts and the California Department of Fish and Game and a dispute over remediation of 9 Superfund sites involving 19 parties. He mediates discrimination claims for the EEOC and has mediated and arbitrated executive compensation, discrimination, and wrongful termination disputes involving Fortune 500 companies.Mr. Brand has engaged in med-arb under statutory procedures involving state and federal entities, as well as in trust fund and trade secret cases. His primary practice has been in labor and employment law, but he has also served on specialized panels requiring scientific literacy in biochemistry, medicine, and psychiatry, as well as an understanding of research and laboratory procedures.