The ADR Office of Judge Layn Phillips

A relentless approach to resolution

While it’s true that some disputes must be litigated to conclusion, we believe such cases are far and away the exception.

Our experience, preparation and fierce commitment to neutrality significantly increase the likelihood of your matter reaching resolution. In less time. With greater satisfaction for everyone.

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Recent News

Phillips ADR Welcomes David M. Murphy

The newest member of the Phillips ADR Enterprises (“PADRE”) team, David M. Murphy, joined PADRE’s group of independent panelists in 2017 and is available both as a mediator and arbitrator.

David, a retired partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz, is one of the most seasoned litigators in America. He brings three decades of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants before courts and arbitration panels all over the country. He is also an accomplished mediator and arbitrator.

After graduating with honors from Yale University, David attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he won the annual Hinton Moot Court Competition, the Mulroy Prize for oral advocacy, and the Beale Prize for legal research and writing. Continue Reading

Phillips ADR Welcomes the Honorable Robert C. Bonner

It is with great excitement that I write to introduce the newest member of the Phillips ADR Enterprises (“PADRE”) team, the Honorable Robert C. Bonner. Judge Bonner will join PADRE’s team of independent panelists and will be available both as a mediator and arbitrator.

Judge Bonner is a former U.S. District Judge and former U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California.  Rob has held a number of leadership roles within federal agencies as Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, the first Commissioner of U.S. Continue Reading

Phillips ADR Welcomes Leigh R. Lasky

It is my pleasure to announce that Leigh R. Lasky has joined the Phillips ADR team. Leigh will join our panel of independent neutrals and will assist me in the continued growth of our firm.

I have had the pleasure of working with Leigh on numerous cases throughout my career. Leigh has extensive experience representing plaintiffs as well as defendants, and has notable experience as settlement counsel in a variety of matters. As settlement counsel, he has resolved dozens of cases on behalf of private equity, public companies, and private companies. Continue Reading

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