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Robert M. Smith, Esq., Mediator

San Francisco, California
Robert M. Smith, Esq.

120 Montgomery Street
Suite 1790
San Francisco, CA 94104

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Phone: 415-928-1250
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Mr. Smith has had more than 20 years of commercial litigation and trial experience consisting of practice at: Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe in San Francisco; Senior Litigation Counsel, Bank of America, responsible for overseas litigation worldwide; principal of his own commercial litigation firm, which included among its clients 36 financial institutions; Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States during the Carter Administration; and Assistant US Attorney, ND CA.

Robert M. Smith
He is the author of "ADR for Financial Institutions" (West, 1200 pp.), and is now a full-time neutral. Mr. Smith`s commercial law experience has ranged from high-tech lending through sexual harassment and discrimination matters, from lender liability to computer lease disputes, from international letters of credit to construction disputes, from insurance coverage issues to personal injury matters, from inter-bank disputes to project finance.

Bar Memberships/ ADR Pioneer
Mr. Smith was an adjunct Professor at a law school, where he taught international mediation and arbitration. His experience has included scores of mediations in a wide range of commercial matters. He is admitted to the Bars of CA, NY and DC, and is a Barrister in England. Mr. Smith was a pioneer in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques.

Panel Memberships, Distinctions & Directory Listings
Mr. Smith is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London), and President of The Mediation Society. He is a mediator and arbitrator with the UN%a%s World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland; a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, and a member of the Arbitration Subcommittee of the U.S. Council for International Business (ICC). He is also a member of the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.

ADR Practice Type: Mediation, Arbitration, Med-Arb, Settlement Conference, Online Mediation
Specialty Areas: Business Relationships, Commercial, Contracts, Employment, Environment, General, Health Care, Labor Relations, Landlord Tenant, Neighbor Issues, Real Estate
Languages: English