Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Derin, Greg, D. ADR Program Office, 213-894-299305/26/2017



Name:Derin, Greg, D.
Address:1801 Century Park East, 16th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles, Orange
E-Mail Address:
California State Bar Number:089350
Firm Name:Greg David Derin, Attorney at Law
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Alternative Dispute Resolution * Business/Commercial Litigation * Class Actions * Copyright/Trademark * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * Environment * Real Estate/Construction
Experience:Blending nearly 35 years of experience in complex litigation, hundreds of hours of training in the "art" of mediation from the nation's premier dispute resolution programs, and 14 years as an acclaimed mediator, Greg Derin provides a flexible mediation process to help disputants resolve even their most intractable problems. Greg’s unique background has earned him membership in elite professional organizations and recognition as a Power Mediator by The Hollywood Reporter and as a mediation SuperLawyer.
Greg has mediated hundreds of trial and appellate level matters in a wide range of areas including entertainment, intellectual property, trade secrets, partnership dissolution, breach of contract, fraud, employment, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, class actions, real estate, product liability, breach of warranty, professional negligence, construction defect, technology, piracy, and assorted commercial torts.
From 2004-2012, Greg has assisted Professor Frank Sander and Washington, D.C. mediators Linda Singer and Michael Lewis in teaching the prestigious "Mediation Workshop" at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. Greg is a past Chair of the California State Bar Standing Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Recognized each year since 2006 as a Southern California SuperLawyer in the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Litigation and Entertainment Law, Greg is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Los Angeles Copyright Society, and the Los Angeles and the national Entertainment Panels of the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and the Mediation Panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Greg is experienced in all phases of litigation, having handled matters before federal and/or state trial or appellate courts in California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming, and before the American Arbitration Association, California Labor Commissioner, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Major League Baseball Players' Association, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, California State Water Resources Control Board, and the National Association of Securities Dealers.
Greg has litigated matters in diverse substantive areas, concentrating on entertainment and intellectual property, breach of contract, real estate, labor and employment, corporate and partnership, product liability and general business disputes. He serves as principal outside litigation counsel to a major talent agency, was lead local counsel in Southern California to a Fortune 500 company in connection with a series of product liability matters involving a medical device, and has tried cases as varied as a class action concerning a real estate development, a multi-million dollar construction defect matter, and talent agency disputes.
Work History for the Past Five Years: • 2015 - Present: Judicate West, Mediator and Arbitrator
• 1997- Present: Greg David Derin, Attorney at Law

• 1989-1997: Del, Rubel, Shaw, Mason & Derin (Founding Partner)

• 1979-1989: Dern, Mason & Floum (Associate, Partner, Managing Partner of Litigation Department)
Education:• A.B., University of California, Berkeley
Graduation with Highest Honors
Phi Beta Kappa
• J.D., University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law)
Research and Book Review Editor, California Law Review
Dispute Resolution Training:• Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, “Mediation Workshop”
• Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, “Mediating the Litigated Case”
• Center for Dispute Settlement (Washington, D.C.), “Advanced Mediation Techniques”
• Dispute Resolution Services, Inc. (Los Angeles County Bar Association), “Advanced Mediator Skills Training”
• American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution/International Academy of Mediators, “Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training”
• Center for Dispute Resolution (Kenneth Cloke), Mediation Training
• Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Advanced Training for United States District Court Settlement Officers: “Cross-Cultural Ramifications in Mediations,” “Overcoming Impasse and Transparency in Mediations,” and “Mediator Influence and Overcoming Barriers”
Dispute Resolution Experience:• Settlement Officer, United States District Court, Central District of California
• Settlement Officer, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District
Professional Licenses:• State Bar of California
• United States District Courts, Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
• United States Courts of Appeal, Ninth and Federal Circuits
• United States Supreme Court
Professional Memberships:• Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators
• Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
• Member of the Los Angeles Copyright Society,
• Arbitrator, Independent Film and Television Alliance
• Member, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
• Member, CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
• Member, World Intellectual Property Organization Mediation Panel
• Past Chair, California State Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Member, California Dispute Resolution Council
• Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (Intellectual Property and Entertainment Sections)
• Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association (Entertainment and Dispute Resolution Sections)
• Member, American Bar Association (Litigation and Dispute Resolution Sections)
Other:• Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers/Program on Negotiation, “Mediation Workshop” (Faculty Assistant to Professor Frank E.A. Sander, Linda Singer and Michael Lewis, June, October 2004-2012)
• "Power Mediator," The Hollywood Reporter
• Super Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Litigation, Enetertainment and Sports, 2006 - Present
• “A Multi-Door Future: A Practical Guide To Unlocking The Full Potential of ADR,” The Advocate, September 2015
• “Put Me In Coach, Coaching The Stages of Mediation In Nine Innings,” The Advocate, September 2013
• "In Mediation and in Baseball, No One Can Win Without Coming Home," Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 4, 2009
• "Death to Rambo: How Focusing on Your Client's Interests Can Lower Your Blood Pressure and Make You a More Effective Problem Solver," The Advocate, October 2008
• Co-Author, "What Every Lawyer Should Know About Working With Mediators," GIMME 5 Column of the Los Angeles County Bar Update, September 2008
• "Parties Shouldn't Feel Constrained by Conventional ADR Systems," Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 30, 2008; "Success In Mediation: Know Where You Want To Go," Santa Monica Bar Association Newsletter, Spring 2005.
• “Negotiations in Mediations: What Happens When Your Partner Stops Dancing,” ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, Mediation Webinar Series, Part 4, May 5, 2015
• “Six Ways to Court Defeat On The Battlefield of Mediation: Lessons from Sun Tzu on the Art of Negotiation War,” American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference, April 16, 2015
• “My Kingdom For A Horse: Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes: A Delicate Balance,” California State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section, Licensing Interest Group Webinar, March 31, 2015
• “Game of Thorns: Gaining the Advantage in Intellectual Property Mediations,” 39th Annual Intellectual Property Institute, State Bar of California, November 7, 2014
• “Dial I for Infringement: Anatomy of An IP Dispute,” American Bar Association Annual Conference, Toronto, April 4, 2011
• "Admission Ticket: Who Is Coming To The Show?," American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference, April 16, 2009
• "Effective Mediation Advocacy, or How To Let The Other Side Have Your Way," California State Bar Annual Meeting, September 29, 2007, September 10, 2005, October 9, 2004