Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Petlak, Alan ADR Program Office, 213-894-299308/07/2017

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

PANEL MEDIATOR PERSONAL PROFILE

Name:Petlak, Alan
Address:2029 Century Park East, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura
Phone:(424) 204-4320
FAX:(424) 204-4350
E-Mail Address:
Website:
petlaka@ballardspahr.com
California State Bar Number:179362
Firm Name:Ballard Spahr LLP
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Alternative Dispute Resolution * Class Actions * Consumer Credit * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * Foreclosure * Real Estate/Construction * Securities
Experience:Over 20 years of complex commercial litigation experience with a particular emphasis on real estate related matters.
Real Estate Related Experience: A former California Real Estate Broker, Mr. Petlak mediates almost every type of real estate related matter including those involving mixed-use facilities, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, shopping centers, and hotels. He has successfully resolved disputes involving joint ventures, purchase and sale agreements, real estate agency relationships and landlord/tenant matters.

Other Areas of Expertise:

Consumer Finance Experience: Mr. Petlak mediates matters involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act and other consumer finance related cases.

Securities Litigation: Mr. Petlak mediates securities-related class action lawsuits under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act and arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Petlak is also a FINRA arbitrator.

Employment and Business Related Litigation Matters: Mr. Petlak mediates a variety of employment and business related matters, from claims involving employment discrimination to those involving unfair business practices, breach of contract and fraud.
Work History for the Past Five Years: Former Partner and current Special Counsel at Ballard Spahr LLP, previously a litigator with Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Education:University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D. 1995)
University of California, San Diego (B.A. 1992)
Dispute Resolution Training:Los Angeles County Bar - 30-Hour Basic Mediation Training
Dispute Resolution Experience:Among Mr. Petlak's active mediation practice, Mr. Petlak is on the Mediation Panel of the California Association of Realtors.
Professional Licenses:California State Bar No. 179362
Former Licensed California real estate broker.
Professional Memberships:Los Angeles County Bar Association
State Bar of California

Southern California Mediation Association

California Association of Mediation Professionals

FINRA Arbitrator
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