Dispute Resolution System Designs
Sidley lawyers have assisted large organizations in the design and operation of conflict resolution systems. We can provide a systematic assessment of the ways that an organization produces, prevents and processes disputes. Sidley works with clients to identify clear corporate goals related to dispute processing and resolution. The ultimate goal is the creation of programs in which disputes are not viewed as exceptional events that should be handled on a case-by-case basis, but are seen as routine occurrences that can be managed effectively to achieve an organization’s system-wide goals and objectives. By using the latest in dispute resolution techniques, these integrated conflict management systems allow management to resolve monetary claims, contract, employment and other disputes at the lowest organizational level in the most cost effective and least disruptive manner. In this regard, Sidley lawyers have:
- designed comprehensive dispute resolution systems for large organizations that provide employees with a range of options from counseling to mediation to arbitration for the resolution of workplace disputes;
- advised quasi-judicial administrative bodies on the creation of dispute resolution systems as an alternative to the more traditional forms of adjudication; and
- participated in the legislative process, including testimony at Congressional hearings, for the development of dispute resolution programs in both the Executive and Judicial Branches of the Federal Government.
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