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Ruth Glick

Independent arbiter and mediator of complex commercial, business, financial, technology, securities, employment, real estate, health care and other contract and tort disputes.

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United States, United States - CA
Mediation Profile

Ruth Glick combines a multi-faceted business and legal background to provide unique and pragmatic skills to facilitate settlements between parties. She is a full time neutral mediator and arbitrator in the San Francisco Bay area where she specializes in commercial, business contract and tort, securities, commodities,currency, financial, venture and hedge fund investment, labor and employment, technology, real estate and healthcare disputes. She is the former chair of the 18,000 member Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. Ms. Glick was adjunct professor of Arbitration and ADR Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law for ten years and a judicial extern for the Honorable William A. Newsom, First District, California State Court of Appeal. She has authored several book chapters on arbitration, articles for law reviews and professional publications and has made numerous presentations on ADR topics to professional associations. Ms. Glick's prior financial background augments her legal experience. As a currency and financial instruments trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's International Monetary Market and as executive vice president of a foreign exchange arbitrage firm, Ms. Glick mediated very large monetary disputes among traders and institutional market participants. As the host of a daily television program showcasing top business and government leaders. Ms. Glick gained the reputation of a fair and impartial moderator who carefully evaluated the issues and built a consensus among disparate participants. A member of the California Bar, she is on the ICDR, Large/Complex Case,Employment, National Arbitration and Mediation panels of the American Arbitration Association, the CPR Distinguished Panel of Neutrals, as well as numerous court, industry, labor and government panels. She earned a B.A. degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, a law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and was trained as a mediator at Harvard Law School. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and is named by her peers as a Northern California Super Lawyer. For further information see

Ruth Glick has been a lawyer/mediator for commercial, business and employment disputes for over 25 years and has mediated hundreds of cases. Some representative cases she has mediated include: International trade dispute Nationwide class action sexual harassment lawsuits involving large securities brokerage firm Venture capital and angel investment disputes Derivative, commodities and other financial instrument disputes Executive compensation and stock option exercise Wage and hour individual and class actions Partnership dissolutions Fine jewelry authenticity Software development contract disputes Trademark uses on internet Distribution of proceeds from recovered paintings from Holocaust National sports franchise employment dispute Real Estate issues involving development, commercial leases, partition and defect disclosure, shopping centers Minority shareholder stock valuation Hedge Fund distributions Business purchase contract dispute Medical records business contract dispute Health care claims between providers and insurance companies Trust and estate issues

Facilitative but flexible depending on demonstrated and stated needs of parties. Evaluative to at least communicate strengths and weaknesses of case. Common sense and pragmatic approach geared to narrowing issues and seeking solutions. Adaptable to requests of the parties, their culture and the nature of the dispute.

Ruth Glick mediates disputes involving business contract and tort, partnership, securities, financial instruments, commodities,currencies, venture fund, hedge fund, wealth management, labor and employment including discrimination and compensation, real estate, including commercial leases and development, healthcare, technology, fashion, trademarks and trade secrets.

U.S. $550/hour

American Arbitration Association-Arbitration and Mediation panels; Large and Complex case panel; Labor and Employment Panel; National Commercial Panel. American Arbitration Association ICDR panel CPR-International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution - Arbitration and Mediation panels Office of the Independent Administrator -Kaiser Healthcare Arbitration panel FINRA Securities Arbitrator and Mediator Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service - Labor Arbitrator California Mediation and Conciliation Service - Labor Arbitrator U.S. District Court, San Francisco - Mediator San Mateo Superior Court Mediation Panel San Francisco Superior Court Mediation Panel Santa Clara Superior Court Mediation Panel American Bar Association - Chair, Dispute Resolution Section, American Bar Association 2013-14 The Mediation Society of San Francisco (Former President) Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators (IAM) College of Commercial Arbitrators - Fellow and former board member Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ADR Committee California Dispute Resolution Council (Former President) California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (Diplomat Member) Super Lawyer, Northern California

• Stacey Jue, Esq., Asst. Gen. Counsel, ABM Industries, Tel. (949) 585-5912; Email: [email protected] • Laura E. Innes, Esq., Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, PC, Tel. (650) 615-4860; Email: [email protected] • Robert Sheppard Esq., Sheppard Uziel, Sussman & Rosen (415) 296-0900; Email: [email protected]

Training and Education

Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction of Lawyers, Mediation Workshop 1994 Advanced Mediator's Forum, JAMS/Endispute and Pepperdine University 1997 Master's Forum, Pepperdine University 2003 Awards: "Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Mediation Award" by The Mediation Society of San Francisco, 2008. Robert C. Barrett Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of ADR, 2003, CDRC Super Lawyer, Northern California 2011, 2015, 2016

Adjunct Pofessor, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, "Arbitration and ADR Law" ( including U.S. Law on mediation) 1995-2005 Instructor and Presenter: "Current Mediation Trends, Strategies and Techniques,", The Mediation Society Education Day 2008 "Discuss it with the Mediator Roundtable," Employment Law Section 25th Annual Meeting, State Bar of California, 2007 "Mediation for the Non-Litigator", State Bar of California annual meeting 2007 "Med-Arb: Practical Panacea or Ethical Sandtrap", California State Bar, 2006 Instructor, Advanced Mediation Institute, American Bar Association, Philadelphia, Oct. 2009; Fort Lauderdale, 2010; Nashville, 2013, San Antonio, 2014


"Guided Decision Making: Promoting Settlement During Arbitration," NYSBA- New York State Bar Association Lawyer, Fall 2015, Vol 8, No.2 "Arbitrator Disclosure in the Internet Age", Dispute Resolution Journal, Feb-April 2012 "Was it Mediation or Arbitration? Be Sure Everyone is on the Same Page", Business Law News, State Bar of California, Issue 2, 2006 "Was That Mediation or Arbitration? Two New California Cases Beg the Question Again", Business Law News, State Bar of California, Issue 3, 2006 Case Law Commentaries, California Civil Litigation Reporter, Volume 27/Number 4, 2005 Book Chapters: "Ethics in Contractual Arbitration, A Litigator's Guide to Effective Use of ADR in California", CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar) 2005-8 "Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure", California ADR Practice Guide-Matthew Bender, Lexis Nexis 2004 "Appointment Disclosures and Disqualification of Neutral Arbitrators," A Guide to Best Practices for Commercial Arbitrators, College of Commercial Arbitrators, 2005 (co-author).


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Complete Equity Markets , Inc., 1190 Flex Court, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (847) 541-0900 Coverage $250,000/$500,000

Ruth V. Glick
(+1) 650-344-2144
(+1) 650-344-2522
Attorney At Law, Mediator And Arbitrator