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Remember Monica?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 10, 2018


Abby Ellin wrote about Monica Lewinsky in the WSJ of March 10, 2018. She wrote as a follow-up to a recent article written by Ms. Lewinsky for the current issue of Vanity Fair. In that article, Ms. Lewinsky accuses former President Clinton of “gross abuse of power” for his treatment of her. To this assertion, […]

The Need to Be Heard/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 19, 2018


Mediation provides a safe space for two (or more) parties to discuss their differences. The Wall Street Journal weekend magazine of 2/17/18 carried an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Winfrey is now a contributor to the long-running “Sixty Minutes”. What does Ms. Winfrey try to accomplish? “Once you feel heard, you are willing to hear […]

Mediation Counters Our “Worst Angels”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 18, 2018


Divorce Attorney Laura Wasser wrote an article in the current issue of Town and Country Magazine entitled “What Happens When Divorce Turns Into a Quest For Revenge?”. The article outlines some of the more outlandish behavior Attorney Wasser has seen in divorce actions. As she informs the reader, she advises her clients of the pitfalls […]

Lesson From the Korean Impasse/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 17, 2018


Walter Russell Mead, of the WSJ, in an article on Kim Yo Jong, wrote on 2/13/18 about the efforts to bring North Korea’s nuclear program under control. (Notice the step-by-step RX for finding a solution.) “All this is to say that the effort to denuclearize North Korea is an uphill climb. That does not mean […]

Mediation in the U.K.

February 11, 2018


I came across an article about an English mediator that first appeared in 2012. It can be found at In the article an attorney explains why he spurned a career of litigation for one in mediation. The attorney/mediator, Neal Robinson, said the following to explain the draw of mediation: “It’s all about the balance […]

The Sense of Entitlement/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 27, 2018


Katie Shonk wrote a piece for the Program on Negotiation (Harvard University) entitled “In business Negotiations, Eat Before You Negotiate”. Ms. Shonk points out that students who weer part of a study felt greater entitlement when they weer hungry than when they were well-fed. The reason for this attitude seemed to be based on the […]

How Many Options Do We Need?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 19, 2018


Professor Max Bazerman of Harvard Business School poses this question: “Did you ever see a house for sale and decide right then and there that you need to bid on it? You have fallen head over heels for this house. It is then likely that you will not be in a strong bargaining position. You […]