Mediation brings all parties and their legal representatives together in an attempt to reach an agreeable resolution without incurring the cost and expense of litigation. Mediation agreements are legally binding and can substantially reduce the litigation costs for all parties involved in a bankruptcy case.
With a long and distinguished career handling hundreds of business bankruptcy disputes, Judith Ross and Neil Orleans have acquired a thorough understanding of almost every major industry including: energy, technology, real estate, manufacturing, mining, franchising, transportation, and others. Accordingly, they can mediate a variety of complex business disputes, whether or not bankruptcy issues are implicated, and will stay with the parties as long as it takes to resolve their dispute.
Ms. Ross believes it is the mediator’s job to study and understand the merits of the underlying dispute. She is not a mediator who merely acts as a messenger service for the parties. With 30 years of experience in resolving complex disputes, Ms. Ross believes she has the ability, due to her energy and focus, to quickly ascertain the merits of a dispute and help drive parties to a productive and mutually beneficial resolution.
J.D. with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1985.
M.A., History, The University of Texas, 1981.
B.A. Summa Cum Laude, History, Miami University of Ohio, 1979.
State Bar of Texas
United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits
United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
American Bar Association, Business Law Section
Courthouse Liaison Committee, Northern District of Texas, past President
Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, past Chair, 2000
Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow
International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), National Board of Directors, 2000-2002
Current Co-Chair of the Chapter 11 Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association