Hon. William A. Dreier


Articles:

  • Monday, June 24, 2013
    Editor: Please describe your practice at Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus. Dreier: Approximately 95 percent of my practice is arbitration and mediation, much of it originating with the American Arbitration Association as well as some private parties. I do mediation and arbitration primarily for complex commercial matters nationally, in New Jersey, and...
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Editor: Please comment on allegations that the advantages of arbitration are being lost due to rising costs and unwarranted delays. How can these issues be addressed? Dreier: The reputation of arbitration is being besmirched by repeated claims of high costs and unwarranted delays. This is a fair criticism in some cases, especially where the arbitrator...
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    Editor: What are your thoughts about mounting criticism that arbitration is becoming as costly and time-consuming as full-scale litigation?
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    Editor: What are some preemptive practices and policies one can use to avoid conflict and minimize discovery costs when disputes arise? Are companies incorporating these concepts in their contracts?
  • Monday, January 3, 2011
    Editor: Given your experience in the field, do you believe that arbitration is becoming too costly? Hinchey: In recent years, the business community has complained that arbitration of commercial disputes is becoming just as time-consuming and costly as litigation. In 2009-2010, two international surveys of corporate counsel in the United States and...
  • Monday, August 2, 2010
    Editor: What are the benefits that accrue in having a corporate dispute resolution mechanism in place?
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Editor: Bill, your firm is offering two innovative services. Please briefly describe each of these services.
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    Editor: Early case assessment has become increasingly popular with corporate counsel. Has this increased the demand for experienced mediators?
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Editor: Please share with us your thoughts about establishing in-house expertise in arbitration and mediation. Is ADR representation something that general counsel should look for outside counsel to provide, or is there a need for this kind of expertise within the legal department?