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[PODCAST] ADR can be a “Win-Win” Solution for In-House Counsel

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris Poole

In fall of 2020, Laura Abrahamson, Esq., FCIArb, transitioned from her role as in-house counsel at a large company, where she led a corporate litigation group, to being an arbitrator and mediator with JAMS. Laura uses her perspective as a former corporate attorney to inform her approach to alternative dispute resolution, helping her clients reach efficient, pragmatic, and cost-effective solutions.

In this Corporate Counsel Business Journal Perspectives podcast, Laura speaks with host, Kristin Calve, about what drew her to JAMS, how she draws on her in-house experience as a JAMS neutral, and how in-house counsel can benefit from ADR solutions. Encouraging in-house counsel to be thoughtful when drafting contracts and including ADR clauses, Laura highlights how a well-crafted clause can be essential for an organization in achieving fair, resource-efficient outcomes, especially as courts continue to face backlogs.

Apple podcast available here.


Laura Abrahamson

Laura C. Abrahamson, Esq., joins JAMS with robust ADR experience, following her illustrious legal career in private practice and in-house senior leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies. She brings a unique, well-rounded and pragmatic perspective to her ADR practice, as well as deep national and international experience in the engineering, construction,… MORE >

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