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Name: Gilda R. Turitz
Address: One Embarcadero Cetner, Eighth Floor
  San Francisco, CA 94111

Telephone:(415) 392-7960Fax:(415) 392-0827  
      

Email: gturitz@sideman.com

Fees: $475 per hour  
Other Costs:  Out of pocket expenses for travel, if applicable.

BAR Number:0000000

Attorney: xNon-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator:         Retired Judge/Justice:  

Mediation
Experience:


 
Extensive mediation experience in all types of federal and state commercial litigation cases and securites matters.
Mediation
Training:


 
Over 80 hours in certified trainig including Pepperdine University, Institute for Dispute Resolution, July 1995 (26 hours); mediation offices of Steven Rosenberg, May 1996 (40 hours); U. S. District Court, Northern District of California, April 1998 (15 hours); and ongoing continuing education in mediation.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
Panelist, American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel (1999-present);U. S. District Court, District of Columbia, SEC v. Prudential Securities (1994-1996) (expedited securities arbitration.) Past participants, Bar Association of S. F. Attorney-client fee arbitration panel.
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
Panelist, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California; Contra Costa Superior Court Early Neutral Evaluator.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury: Employment: Business:xReal Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice:xPublic Agency: Probate: Construction: 
 Medical Malpractice: Environmental: Insurance:xSecurities: 
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Partnership Disputes

Other
Education:


 
University of Michigan, B.A.; University of California, Berkeley M.L.S.; University of California, Davis, School of Law, J.D., 1980 (Order of the Coif, UC Davis Law Review).
Mediation
Approach:


 
My approach is primarily facilitative but I take a flexible and sometimes more evaluative approach depending on the circumstances, in order to enhance settlement prospects.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
I conduct full arbitration hearings allowing each party to present evidence in sequence similar to a bench trial.
Neutral
Approach:


 
I follow the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California procedures for early neutral evaluation I provide my evaluation after the parties have an oportunity for both -prehearing submission and joint session.
Other
Information:


 
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Gilda Turitz has been litigating for over 27 years and concentrates her practice on federal and state court complex civil and business litigation involving commercial transaction, contractual, partnership and intra-corporate disputes; real estate, unfair competiton claims; legal malpractice and professional liability; fraud; breach of fiduciary duty; and securities disputes. She also represents clients in securites arbitrations before FINRA (formerly NASD) and in investigations and enforcement actions by the Securites and Exchange Commission . Her diverse practice extends to trademark, products liability, environmental and construction defects litigation.
In addition to representing clients as an advocate, Ms. Turitz is an arbitrator, mediator and early neutral evaluator. She is on federal and state court panels, and since 1989 has served as a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. In SEC v. Prudential Securites (1994-1996), Ms. Turitz was arbitrator in more than 300 expedited arbitrations involving investor suitability and misrepresentation claims, and mediated many of such claims.

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