|Name:||Urs Martin Laeuchli|
|One Market Street, Spear Tower, Suite 3600|
|San Francisco, CA 94105|
|2nd Phone:||(415) 293-8099|
|Fees:||$400 per hour to $450 per hour|
|Other Costs:||Fees: $100/$150hour for deserving parties.|
Other Costs:None except as negotiated
|Attorney: x||Non-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator: Retired Judge/Justice:|
|20 years, in various fields, as sole mediator and co-mediator, in the U.S. and overseas. |
Laeuchli’s mediation style may best be described as “dynamic leading.” This is in-between the role of a passive facilitator, and an aggressive intervenor.
|Have participated in training sessions led by Frank Sander, Melanie Greenberg, Nancy Yeend, Gary Friedman, etc. I have also given seminars and courses on ADR.|
|20 years, domestic and international, as sole arbitrator and member of tri-partite tribunals (including as chair). Has arbitrated over 100 cases, including several international commercial cases, among companies from the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin-America.|
|Subject||Personal Injury:||x||Employment:||x||Business:||x||Real Estate:||x|
|Matter:||Legal Malpractice:||Public Agency:||Probate:||x||Construction:||x|
|Product Liability:||Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood:||Dental Malpractice:|
|Foreign Language(s):||x||Intellectual Property/High Technology:||x|
|Other: International, Banking.|
|Stanford Law School, J.S.D. (2000)
Georgetown University Law Center, L.L.M. (1993)
University of Zurich Law School, lic. iur. (1983)
|My approach is a mix of pragmatic and dynamic leading. In general, I intervene in the process. Listening and facilitation are essential.|
|I give informed parties a faster, business relationship-saving option to resolving their disputes. My approach is characterized by efficiency, fairness, cost-effectiveness, predictability and finality. The primary basis for the arbitration decision is the contract between the parties. In contracts not negotiated at arms-length, there might be problems with unconscionability, particularly in consumer arbitration – I counter-balance this where possible. The default is the applicable law.
| I am working on an ADR book. I have published articles such as "Cross-Cultural Negotiations", 26 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1045 (2000); and a book on justice and fairness.
|Laeuchli has handled hundreds of ADR cases, commercial, construction, defamation, employment, family, insurance, intellectual property, international trade, landlord-tenant, malpractice, personal injury, political, probate and real property disputes. After receiving his first law degree, Laeuchli clerked for the Attorney General’s office (white collar crime division) and the District Court of Zurich. He has been a leadership consultant for many years in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has also worked for a general civil and business litigation law firm in Switzerland, and for the international and regulatory practice group of a U.S. law firm.
He has worked on the multi-billion Marcos case where he helped pierce the Swiss bank secrecy law.
He has taught in the US and Europe. His publications cover ADR policy, arbitration, cross-cultural negotiations and ADR, economics, banking law, real estate trust, marketing, psychotherapy, and jurisprudence.
Bar: California, New York, Switzerland and US Supreme Court.