Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP lawyers offer alternative methods of dispute resolution when conventional litigation is not available or is not the most effective way to resolve a problem. We counsel clients on interpretation of arbitration and dispute resolution clauses, as well as choice of law and forum selection provisions. We litigate disputes over the scope of arbitration clauses and arbitrator jurisdiction, as well as petitions to vacate and to confirm arbitration awards. DGS lawyers have acted as arbitrators in dispute resolution proceedings in the United States under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers and other leading institutions. The many subjects in which we have handled arbitrations include banking, construction and real estate litigation, employment matters, insurance and reinsurance, oil and gas disputes, royalty disputes, and securities claims.
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Davis Graham & Stubbs is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have become partners in the firm. The new partners are Janette L. Ferguson, Victoria V. Johnson and Jonathan W. Rauchway.
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Specific ethical issues may arise when an attorney serves as a neutral arbitrator in an employment dispute. The concerns of a litigator acting as an advocate differ from those of an arbitrator acting as an impartial decisionmaker. As an attorney, the litigator/arbitrator is subject to professional rules and codes governing attorney conduct in addition to the rules and canons promulgated by arbitration organizations such as the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). These rules and canons offer guidance for the attorney in conducting an arbitration, but gray areas persist, particularly in the following areas.
Over the last decade, alternative-dispute-resolution techniques have increasingly been focused on disputes under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Am 92 U.S.C. Section 9601 et seq. CERCLA's joint and several liability scheme, in conjunction with its retroactive application and sweeping breadth, has engendered numerous cost-allocation disputes over cleanup at a variety of sites.