There are a wide range of alternative dispute resolution tools available today. They range from a friendly conversation all the way through an arbitration. They can be a formal part of the judicial system or provided as independent resources outside of the court system. Pierz will focus on mediation and how it has grown as a tool not just for resolving personal matters, but for large international commercial cases as well. In addition, Pierz will tell us about the current global conference series called The Global Pound Conference: Shaping the Future of Dispute Resolution & Access to Justice. Pierz is coordinating the eight North American events in this 40-city global conference series.
Pierz works with mediators and arbitrators, law firms, in-house counsel, law schools and professional organizations around the world to develop and promote the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services. She is engaged in projects to expand the use of ADR services in cross-border disputes for commercial as well as investor – state disputes. She has also worked extensively on consumer privacy protection issues.
Kathleen holds a Master’s Degree in International Management from The Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BSBA from the University of Colorado. She lives in South Orange.