Lee Jay Berman

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Jennifer Hill speaks with mediation and conflict resolution expert, Lee Jay Berman, about how to approach various types conflicts in one’s life. Berman offers suggestions for negotiating raises and promotions. Berman also offers solutions to workplace upsets through using particular language. Berman discusses how to understand the different types of personalities and how each personality type may approach conflict differently. leejayberman.com Lee Jay Berman began as a full-time mediator 24 years ago, and has successfully mediated over 2,300 matters. He specializes in business and partnership disputes, both in and out of the litigation setting, with an emphasis on family-owned and closely held businesses, and in the entertainment business, where he has been called the “Band Whisperer” for keeping successful performing acts together and working smoothly as a high performing cohesive unit. As a mediator, he is a national panelist with the American Arbitration Association, a Distinguished Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators, a Charter Diplomat with the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, certified by the International Mediation Institute, and a Dispute Resolution Expert with the United Nations Development Programme. He was Mediator of the Year for the US Bankruptcy Court in California, California’s Daily Journal twice named him “Top Neutral”, Acquisition International Magazine awarded him “Mediator of the Year – California” in 2012-2018, and he has been voted by his colleagues into the Who’s Who of International Commercial Mediation in 2012-2018. The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals awarded him “Distinguished Neutral of the Year” in 2017. He has also received Corporate Insider 2017 Legal Awards for Mediation Firm of the Year – California. Recently, Acquisition International Magazine awarded him “Leading Mediator of the Year – the USA” in 2018. He has also been named “Mediator of the Year 2019” by Corporate Insider Magazine, “Leading Conflict Resolution: Training Provider of the Year 2018” by Acquisition International Magazine, “Most Outstanding Mediator and Executive Coach 2018” by Acquisition International Magazine, and “Excellence in Mediation Services 2018” by Corporate Insider Magazine. As an executive coach, he carries a roster of 20-25 executives that he is coaching at any time. His coaching work has spanned from the highest levels of the world’s largest professional service firms (strategic consulting firms, accounting and law firms), to c-suite executives in fortune 500 businesses, to chief justices at the highest levels of state courts. A respected trainer, he founded the American Institute of Mediation, leaving his position as Director of Pepperdine Law School's Mediating the Litigated Case program after seven years. In addition to lecturing and training at Pepperdine, he has also done so at many other academic institutions around the globe. Lee Jay has trained judges, attorneys and business leaders in India, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the Middle East. As an author, he has published numerous articles on topics including mediation, negotiation, ethics, and leadership. Along with his blog Eye On Conflict, the ABA will be publishing two of his books in 2018 and 2019

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