Brigida Benitez is a partner ofSteptoe Johnson LLP, and focuses on global dispute... more
Brigida Benitez is a partner ofSteptoe Johnson LLP, and focuses on global dispute resolution, internal investigations, and compliance matters. She advises clients on US and international anti-corruption laws and regulations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and regulations of Multilateral Development Banks. She also represents clients in connection with corporate and related ... view profile
Jacques Smith is a seniorpartner at Arent Fox LLP where he focuses on the litigation... more
Jacques Smith is a seniorpartner at Arent Fox LLP where he focuses on the litigation of complex commercial matters. Jacques is an AV rated attorney and has amassed over a decade of experience handling jury, bench, and administrative trials in a variety of civil and criminal cases. His principal litigation experience is in the areas of complex federal court litigation, intellectual property,and ... view profile
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.
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