Swift Dispute Resolution, LLC

A fast and cost-effective way to put disputes behind you without capitulating.

What We Do

The fast and cost effective SDR process ends with a meeting among the parties and our founder. If the parties don’t reach a settlement during the meeting, our founder makes a binding resolution of the dispute at the end of the meeting. The dispute is behind you by the end of the day.

About the Founder


Corporate lawyer focusing on mergers & acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance and venture capital with Latham & Watkins 1990-2017. Served as mediator in confidential processes which successfully resolved disputes.

  • Representation of LucasFilm in its $4+ billion sale to The Walt Disney Company and representation of Avago Technologies Ltd. in its $37 billion acquisition of Broadcom Inc.
  • Advice to Boards of Directors generally including Advanced Micro Devices, Broadcom Limited, Bio-Rad Laboratories, The Cooper Companies and Mattson Technologies Inc.


  • Chambers USA—His clients have noted that “it is obvious that the board will listen to his advice since his advice is seasoned, sound, measured and appropriate.”
  • Attorney of the Year, The Recorder—for lead role in advising Lucasfilm in its sale to Disney


  • B.A. Amherst College, Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D. Harvard Law School, Magna Cum Laude. Editor, Harvard Law Review
The Founder

SDR Process: One and Done

When the SDR Process single-day meeting is over, the dispute will be resolved.

The SDR Process

The SDR process is fast, cost- efficient and completely confidential. Brief position papers from the participants followed by a one-day meeting. The meeting produces a settlement or a resolution from the founder. When the meeting ends, your dispute is resolved.

SDR vs Mediation

Mediation as practiced today wastes time and has too high a likelihood of failing to resolve a dispute. Participants know that they can walk away with no resolution so they can afford to posture. The mediation process undercuts itself.

SDR vs Arbitration

Participants in arbitration often find that it takes forever and doesn’t produce the anticipated savings in legal fees and expenses they expected. They may wish they had simply gone to court.

When SDR's Process Makes Sense

The SDR process works when all parties acknowledge that it is more important to reach resolution than to continue the dispute in hopes of a perfect result for them.

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