Arbitration & Mediation Practice of  Jerome F. Rock

National Practice

Jerome Rock is listed on national panels for both Arbitration and Mediation engagements.  There are a number of reasons to consider a neutral with the right qualifications to assist in resolving the conflict.

Neutral, Unbiased professional.  Potential conflicts and the uncertainty of the effect of business or social associations can be reduced by selecting neutrals outside the pool of the the established local service professionals.

Subject Matter Qualifications.  Mr. Rock has degrees in Mechanical and Civil Engineering, and has been an executive in the high tech and construction industry.  He is also an Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Green Associate.  He is confident with complex scientific and technical issues that may leave otherwise  qualified ADR professionals at a disadvantage because of a "technology barrier".  Too often, advocates struggle with the uncertainty  that the Arbitrator or Mediator understands the vocabulary of the dispute and can discern the nuances that are often at the foundation of the conflict.

Supported by State of the Art Technology.  Document management and data exchange are facilitated through the use of Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional®.  Documents in all formats can be electronically scanned and made "searchable", regardless of original format.  Adobe Portfolio permits the exchange of large files in user friendly methods, providing multiple layers of content, while preserving the original document appearance and format integrity. Document exchange and management can be accomplished efficiently prior to on-site participation at the hearings.  Computer based video conferencing can also be used to address administrative topics associated with the hearing.

Leadership in managing E-Discovery. Mr. Rock has completed training in Electronic Discovery in Arbitration and is able to assume a leadership role in coordinating the submission and exchange of documents and information in complex cases and where appropriate, can direct litigation support personnel for the purpose of establishing uniform standards for submission and retrieval of information.

Travel Arrangements. Out of town engagements are easily accommodated through coordinated, yet flexible scheduling and efficient use of technology for pre-hearing activites.