Although some disagree, selecting a mediator to facilitate a settlement in an ERISA or employment litigation case based on a meeting of the minds may be the most important part of the mediation process. My partner, Peggy Koesel recently wrote a blog earlier this week on our sister blog – Employer Law Report – that I wanted to share with readers of our blog.  As she states: 

“Even though mediation is a party-driven process, the mediator’s knowledge, skill, experience, style and ability to handle the type of individuals involved in the dispute has a substantial impact on the resolution of the dispute. With apologies to Kyra Sedgwick, the goal is to find The Closer.” 

To read this blog post, visit Employer Law Report.