Dr. Urs Martin Laeuchli is an international attorney with over twenty years experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Born and raised in Switzerland , Dr. Laeuchli received his education first at the University of Zurich and then at Georgetown University . He received his doctorate from Stanford University . Over the years, Dr. Laeuchli has handled over a hundred Alternative Dispute Resolution cases ranging from landlord-tenant, family, commercial, employment, and international trade to political disputes.
He has taught negotiations, law, business, and economics for businesses, professional associations, and at universities in both the United States and Europe. His many publications cover subjects as diverse as international arbitration, U.S. arbitration policy, international banking and financing, real estate trustees, cross-cultural negotiations and mediation, economics, psychotherapy, marketing and jurisprudence. He is admitted to practice law in California and Switzerland and before the United States Supreme Court.
He is a member of the American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section), the International Arbitration Committee of Northern California, the Asian-Pacific Mediation Forum (US delegate), Association Suisse d’Arbitrage, the Association for Conflict Resolution (formerly SPIDR), the Bar Association of San Francisco (former chair of the Arbitration Committee), the California Dispute Resolution Council (former member of the Board), Chambre Suisse de Médiation Commerciale, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow, FCIArb), the European American Chamber of Commerce, the International Bar Association (Business Section, Committee for Arbitration and ADR), the Mediation Society (former member of the Board), Mediators Beyond Borders (founding member), the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce (sole West coast arbitrator), the Swiss Bar Association, the World Mediation Forum (former member of steering committee). Dr. Laeuchli is fluent in English, German, and French.