“Your keen ability as a mediator, working with the government and plaintiffs’ counsel, as well as with the class representatives, was instrumental in the parties reaching settlement.”
“Your efforts clearly went above and beyond the call of duty, both prior to and subsequent to the mediation.”
“Your name will definitely be on the top of the list the next time I am in need of an Arbitrator or Mediator.”
“Because of your persuasion and persistence, we reached a resolution satisfactory to both sides. Your services as a mediator were superb.”
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Mediation Experience

Current Employer

Bruce Meyerson PLLC

Work History

Bruce Meyerson PLLC, 2000-present; Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, 1995-00; Partner, Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn & Maledon, 1990-95; General Counsel, Arizona State University, 1986-90; Judge Arizona Court of Appeals, 1982-86; Public interest law practice, 1972--82

Education

Arizona State University, B.S. 1968 (with Distinction); Georgetown University Law Center, JD 1972; Editor, Georgetown University Law Journal, 1970-72

Law Practice Experience

Private law practice experience includes civil and appellate litigation in the areas of employment, commercial, education and public utility law. As University General Counsel, I advised senior university officials and counseled the purchasing, procurement, construction, research, student affairs, public television and other departments. As a judge on the state’s intermediate appellate court, I heard over 1000 appeals in all areas of law including cases involving breach of contract, personal injury, medical malpractice, real estate administrative law, domestic relations, insurance coverage, civil rights, securities, intellectual property, constitutional law and employment.

Arbitration and Related ADR Experience

Experienced arbitrator in over 200 commercial, construction, employment and class arbitrations with amounts in controversies up to $100 million. Commercial disputes arbitrated have included virtually all areas of the law including disputes in the health care industry, medical partnerships, pharmaceuticals, legal malpractice, construction, insurance coverage, and banking. Arbitration experience includes participating in a mass claims arbitration involving thousands of state employees and serving as the sole arbitrator in over a dozen regional and national class arbitrations. 

I served as Chair of an ABA Task Force on ADR and E-Commerce which developed guidelines for the use of ADR in electronic commerce and currently serve as chair of an ABA task force examining the use of ADR to resolve corporate governance disputes. I am also a panelist with the National Arbitration Forum where I regularly arbitrate domain name disputes.  I am the Chair of the City of Phoenix Civil Service Board.

I have served as the Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, the Arizona Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, and the Arizona State Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution.  I teach arbitration at the Arizona State University College of Law.

My publications include: Contributing Author, Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Co-Author, A Drafter's Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law; Co-Editor, Arizona Attorneys' Fees Manual, State Bar of Arizona; Employment Arbitration, Arizona Employment Law Handbook; State Bar of Arizona.   My law review article on Arizona's new arbitration act was published in the Arizona State University College of Law Journal.