Special Masters in Litigation

Presented by

Maura Grossman, Hon. Ira Warshawsky, Hon. Frank Maas, Hon. Kristen L. Mix

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In January 2019, the ABA published a new set of guidelines concerning the use of special masters. Despite their contribution to "just, speedy and inexpensive" resolution of issues, the use of special masters remains an underutilized form of dispute resolution. Join this all-star panel as they explore the pros and cons and share their thoughts on best practices to maximize benefits while mitigating the potential downsides. Speakers Moderator: Maura R. Grossman Research Professor University of Waterloo Maura R. Grossman, J.D., Ph.D., is a Research Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo and an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, both in Ontario, Canada. She also is Principal at Maura Grossman Law, an eDiscovery law and consulting firm in Buffalo, N.Y. Hon. Frank Maas Mediator/Arbitrator/Special Master JAMS, Inc. Judge Maas is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York. Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky Of Counsel Meyer Suozzi Justice Ira B. Warshawsky, ret. is Of Counsel in the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution practices at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. Hon. Kristen L. Mix Magistrate Judge U.S. District Court, District of Colorado Kristen L. Mix graduated from Middlebury College, cum laude, with a degree in English. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and practiced law in Denver until 2007, when she was appointed to the federal bench. Magistrate Judge Mix's expertise prior to her appointment was in labor and employment law. Magistrate Judge Mix serves on the Judicial Conference of the United States' Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judge System and on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado's Local Rules Committee.

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