“Congratulations on an extraordinary achievement in settling [the case] on the eve of trial. The claim […] of over $1 billion warps the imagination while the prospects of a trial lasting years chills the blood. You have indeed performed a great public service. Also, as usual both sides expressed to me their admiration for your expert handling of the mediation.”
— STATE COURt JUDGE
“The knowledge of the instructor (Eric) was instrumental in the effectiveness of the class, better than the Harvard Program!”
— lawyer re: cle training
MEDIATOR ERIC MAX, ESQ.
Eric Max teaches negotiation and mediation to MBA and law students at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Max has also taught mediation at NYU Law School.
In his previous capacity as director of a state mediation office (1988-2017) Mr. Max has mediated over 1,500 civil cases for the state and federal courts involving claims in excess of $1 billion. These cases have involved all types of civil litigation including: employment, insurance coverage, environment, personal injury, bankruptcy, contract, construction, health care, product liability, civil rights, malpractice, OPRA and foreclosure. Mr. Max has also received the CPR National Award for Outstanding Practical Achievement in Dispute Resolution for his work mediating cases for the courts.
Significant cases mediated include:
$500 million environmental insurance coverage litigation between a Fortune 500 company and 25 insurance carriers regarding the costs to clean up contaminated sites across the country
$100 million federal class-action lawsuit involving the proposed demolition of all high-rise public housing in Newark, NJ
$100 million litigation between the State of New Jersey and two Fortune 500 companies regarding the construction of a light rail line
$25 million health care litigation between a major medical center and a health care insurance company over reimbursement rates paid for medical procedures for thousands of people
$10 million environmental litigation between a Fortune 500 company and federal/state agencies regarding an oil spill in the waters between NY and NJ
Over 300 employment cases involving issues such as discrimination, hostile work environment, sexual harassment and whistle blowing
Eric Max can be reached at Eric@Maxmediation.com or 215-369-2827.