Disputes are very costly. They take financial, emotional and social tolls.
In my work, I have seen time and again how mediation and other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes can alleviate these costs. Being certified as an attorney in Israel in 1998, I have dedicated my professional practice to mediation and ADR since 2006 in order to offer a more constructive alternative to the adversarial legal proceedings. I bring to my work extensive experience in various legal areas, as well as in complex organizations in Israel and the US. Since 2013, I have mediated about 160 cases in commercial, family and divorce disputes. Among other things, I served as a Senior Advisor to the Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Justice (2001-2006) and coordinated large scale legal processes, including the Law on the Disengagement from Gaza.
I have lived and worked in the US for over 9 years, which contributed extensively to my professional development. I was a visiting researcher at Harvard’s Program on Negotiation (2007), a mediator at the Harvard Mediation Program (2007), a co-manager of an initiative on Public Participation and Collaborative Governance at the Werner Institute at Creighton University, and an Instructor in these fields at Creighton University Law School’s Master’s Program on Law and Government (2011-2012). I also acted as a facilitator of public and stakeholders׳ participation processes on the federal, state and local level (2008-2012) and engaged in capacity building, promoting the values and proficiency in these areas in the greater Nebraska area. In February 2019, I participated as a judge and mediator in the annual International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Mediation Competition.
Since returning with my family from the US in 2012, I practice as a mediator and facilitator in Israel. I am often appointed as a mediator by judges and I have high rates of success. In addition, I serve as a senior advisor and facilitator in large-scale collaborative policymaking processes that involve large number of stakeholders and the public, convened by the Israeli Government. Among these processes was the Israeli Prime Minister’s Cross-sector Round Table (2013-2017). I am also a trainer and lecturer in the fields of mediation, public participation and consensus building.
I mediate in both Hebrew and English.