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Name: Robert M. Smith
Address: P. O. Box 225236
  San Francisco, CA 94122

Telephone:(415) 242-9800Fax:(415) 242-0100  
      

Email: rms@robertmsmith.com
Website: www.robertmsmith.com

Fees: $400 per hour  
Other Costs:  Only expenses approved by the parties

BAR Number:0072727

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
Hundreds of cases, in many jurisdictions, in many fields of law. Please see www.robertmsmith.com
Mediation
Training:


 
Nearly 400 hours over 18 years. Please see www.robertmsmith.com. Mr Smith has taught mediation widely - in Dublin, Nairobi, Singapore, at the United Nations in Turin, Italy, and to graduate law students at Oxford University.
Arbitration
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Neutral
Evaluation
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Settlement
Conference
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SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment:xBusiness:xReal Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Public Agency: Probate: Construction:x
 Medical Malpractice: Environmental: Insurance: Securities:x
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:x 
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other:  

Other
Education:


 
Harvard College AB; Yale Law School JD; MA, MS Columbia University; Fulbright Scholar, University of Tuebingen, Germany; Diploma Sobresaliente, Centro de Estudios de Espanol Barcelona; taught seminar on mediation at Oxford University.
Mediation
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Results-oriented. Style depends on the wishes of the parties and counsel.
Arbitration
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Neutral
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Other
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Robert M. Smith's experience consists of mediating hundreds of complex disputes in many jurisdictions. He was Director of Mediation at CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) in London, and has taught mediation at both Oxford University and the United Nation's International Labor Organization in Turin, Italy. He has lectured in setting as diverse as Nairobi, Warsaw, Dublin, Singapore and Amsterdam, and has varying degrees of fluency in French, German and Spanish.
Mr. Smith has been a mediator for more than 15 years, and has more than 20 years of commercial litigation and trial experience. This experience, in part, consists of his practice at the law firm of Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe, and a Senior Litigation Counsel at Bank of America, where he was responsible for international litigation worldwide. Mr. Smith was principal of his own commercial litigation firm, whose clients included 36 financial institutions. Mr. Smith served as Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States during the Carter Administration, and is the Author of ADR for Financial Institutions (West Group, 2d ed. 1998, 1200 pp.).
For an expanded biography, references and representative mediations, please visit www.robertmsmith.com
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Mr. Smith is a Registered mediator and has served as President of the Mediation Society. Mr. Smith serves, or has served, as a mediator on the panels of the UN's World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, the London Court of International Arbitration, and the Arbitration Subcommittee to the U.S. Council for International Business. Mr. Smith is on the panels of several international centers, including Vancouver, Singapore, and Cairo.
He is a member of the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, and has been elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.
Mr. Smith has extensive commercial law experience that includes such matters as: high-tech lending, sexual harassment, computer license disputes, project finance, international letters of credit, construction disputes, insurance coverage, and personal injury.
For references, and representative mediations, please visit www.robertmsmith.com
Resume available upon request

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