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Kirk Johns

In practice since 1973 (exclusively as ADR neutral since 2012).  AV® Peer Review Rated (Martindale-Hubbell®).

Representation of small and Fortune 100 businesses, individuals, and governmental entities as plaintiffs and defendants in:

  • Commercial litigation and arbitration (emphasis on complex, multi-district, class action, and international litigation and arbitration) involving
  • Contracts and joint ventures,
  • Business torts,
  • Intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights),
  • Engineering, design, and manufacturing, and
  • Antitrust;
  • ADR;
  • Antitrust counseling;
  • White collar criminal defense; and
  • Internal investigations.

Over 25 Years of ADR Experience (Domestic and International)  

  • Arbitration (American Arbitration Association; International Centre for Dispute Resolution; London Court of International Arbitration; World Intellectual Property Organization; Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce;
  • Mediation;
  • Innovative procedures, including
  • Advocated settlement negotiations (formal presentations to panel of party representatives and one or more neutrals, followed by direct negotiations between the party representatives, aided by the neutrals);
  • Early neutral evaluations, and
  • Sequential (phased) ADR procedures.
  • Advisor regarding procedures and rules best suited to circumstances of particular disputes.
  • Through fourteen years of in-house experience, a unique understanding of the
  • benefits of early and innovative ADR tailored to circumstances of a particular dispute.

Provider Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association (Panels: Commercial, International, and Large & Complex Case);
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution; and
  • Others.