Janet taught negotiation, advanced negotiation, dispute systems design, and ADR law and policy. She practiced corporate law for ten years in San Francisco, latterly as Senior Counsel for McKesson Corporation’s acquisitions and divestitures. She was Senior Consultant for the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she now serves on the board of directors. Janet does corporate executive negotiation trainings with LaxSebenius Negotiation Group, as well as with law firms in North America and abroad. Dr. Martinez received her B.S. in Bacteriology from Washington State University, J.D. from Golden Gate University, M.P.A. from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Janet has published extensively in the ODR field, with a strong focus on the design of ODR systems and, in particular, ethical ODR systems. Her work includes Dispute System Design: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict (Stanford University Press, 2020); “ODR and Innovation in the U.S.”, with Amy Schmitz, in the major text on ODR, Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice. A Treatise on Technology and Dispute Resolution; and “Designing Ethical Online Dispute Systems: The Rise of the Fourth Party,” with Colin Rule. She and Amy Schmitz also have a forthcoming book, Digital Dispute System Design.
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