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Greg David Derin – Mediator and Arbitrator

With experience in complex litigation since 1979, hundreds of hours of training in the arts of mediation and arbitration from the nation’s premier dispute resolution programs, and service as an acclaimed neutral since 2002, Greg Derin provides flexible mediation, arbitration and neutral evaluation processes to help disputants resolve even their most intractable disputes. Greg’s unique background has earned him membership in elite professional organizations and recognition as a Power Mediator by The Hollywood Reporter and as an Alternative Dispute Resolution SuperLawyer™.

  • Assisted in teaching the prestigious Mediation Workshop at the Harvard Negotiation Institute
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • Past Chair, California State Bar Standing Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • “Power Mediator,” The Hollywood Reporter
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Southern California SuperLawyer™, ADR, Intellectual Property Litigation, Entertainment and Sports

Areas of Expertise

  • Entertainment and Intellectual Property
  • Employment
  • Commercial
  • Real Property
  • Class Actions
  • Corporate and Partnership Disputes
  • Business Torts
  • Misappropriation of Name and Likeness
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In Mediation and in Baseball, No One Can Win Without Coming Home

I love baseball. As a child, I admired the rhythm of the game, its deceptive simplicity, requiring remarkable proficiency and accuracy. It is on one level an unforgiving game, judging those guilty of imperfection as having committed an “error.” Yet on another, yesterday’s goat is forgiven as today’s hero. As I have matured, I have come to appreciate more of baseball’s lessons. While facilitating mediations, I have watched these lessons play out again and again.

Never give up. Coming from 13 1/2 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers in the final month of the 1951 season, the New York Giants forced a three game playoff to decide the National League Championship. The Giants won the playoff with a 5-4 victory in the final game, courtesy of a dramatic ninth inning home run by outfielder Bobby Thomson – the infamous Shot Heard ‘Round The World.