Los Angeles Mediation Attorney | Mediator Greg David Derin

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Greg David Derin – Mediator and Arbitrator

Blending more than 30 years of experience in complex litigation, hundreds of hours of training in the arts of mediation and arbitration from the nation’s premier dispute resolution programs, and more than eight years as an acclaimed neutral, 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™.

  • Assists in teaching the prestigious Mediation Workshop at the Harvard Negotiation Institute
  • Past Chair, California State Bar Standing Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • “Power Mediator,” The Hollywood Reporter, Esq
  • Southern California SuperLawyer™, ADR, Intellectual Property Litigation, Entertainment and Sports
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Areas of Expertise

  • Entertainment and Intellectual Property
  • Employment
  • Breach of Contract
  • 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.

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