If you are the subject of an investigation or litigation – or have filed a complaint or lawsuit — ADA One can help you prepare for negotiations or mediation.

Throughout the course of their respective careers, Irene Bowen and Larry Goldberg have negotiated or overseen the negotiation of hundreds of investigations and cases, and have achieved meaningful results, without protracted litigation. (For example, see the cases that Irene resolved at DOJ http://ada-one.com/case-results/) ADA One relies on thorough preparation and its command of the facts and principles at issue, and actively seeks to understand all interests involved.  Irene and Larry creatively apply their problem-solving and communication skills to identify solutions that work. 

They have embraced the concept of mediation, and have been trained as mediators, i.e., neutral third parties who facilitate agreement by two or more parties.  They believe that communication, an atmosphere of mutual respect, and a desire to find a solution are keys to the success of mediation.  In a nonjudgmental way, they foster trust and actively listen for – and identify – the real objectives of the parties.  They bring to the mediation table an understanding of conflict and behavior, the ability to empathize, and creativity.

Prior training and experience:

Irene Bowen

  • Completed mediation training at Harvard’s Program of Instruction for Lawyers and negotiation training at the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Advocacy Center.
  • Introduced mediation as a means of resolving disability rights litigation at DOJ
  • Was point person for Disability Rights Section in implementing DOJ’s ADR efforts
  • Guided and oversaw DOJ’s participation in successful mediation of several significant cases, including litigation against Norwegian Cruise Lines, the City and County of Denver, Laurel Regional Hospital, and U.S. and Bourdon v. Croft.

Larry Goldberg

  • Completed negotiation and mediation training at DOJ’s National Advocacy Center and at the Federal Executive Institute
  • Negotiated the resolution of dozens of cases, through formal settlements, both as plaintiff’s counsel and as defendant’s counsel, from inside and outside the Government, in disability rights cases
  • Negotiated and oversaw the financial settlement of hundreds of health care fraud and abuse cases
  • Developed and guided an approach to the resolution of health care quality of care and fraud cases to ensure future compliance; involved developing individually tailored corporate integrity agreements specific to the issues raised in the case and the health care provider’s particular structure and circumstances

Irene Bowen serves as a mediator of disputes

Ms. Bowen understands the mediation process and is trained as a mediator, i.e., a neutral third party who facilitates agreement by two or more parties.

She believes that communication, an atmosphere of mutual respect, and a desire to find a solution are keys to the success of mediation. In a nonjudgmental way, she fosters trust and actively listens for — and identifies — the real objectives of the parties. She brings to the mediation table an understanding of conflict and behavior, the ability to empathize, and creativity.

Ms. Bowen is trained and experienced:

  • Completed mediation training at Harvard’s Program of Instruction for Lawyers.
  • Introduced mediation as a means of resolving disability rights litigation at the Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Was point person for Disability Rights Section in implementing DOJ’s ADR efforts
  • Guided and oversaw DOJ’s participation in successful mediation of several significant cases, including litigation against Norwegian Cruise Lines, the City and County of Denver, Laurel Regional Hospital, and U.S. and Bourdon v. Croft.