Although many cases entail Cadwalader lawyers appearing before U.S. and non-U.S. courts of law, a significant portion of our practice involves counseling and advocacy outside the courtroom. With increasing frequency, we help clients to resolve disputes without proceeding to litigation and its attendant cost and publicity - through arbitration, mediation, and, in advocacy before regulatory and government agencies and officials. In this regard, our litigators act as counsel, as well as arbitrators and mediators, under many of the major arbitration conventions and rules. We have participated in proceedings under multiple regimes, including all of the major tribunals in the United States as well as, for example, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and SIAC, and WIPO.
Many of our lawyers have been appointed to serve as mediators, arbitrators, Special Masters, and neutral panelists, mediating and attempting to achieve settlements in alternative dispute resolution procedures. The Firm is also a member of numerous organizations, including the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution and the Center for Public Resources, that spearhead innovation in the avoidance, management and resolution of multinational business-related and other disputes.