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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 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 […]

Would You Believe?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 6, 2017


This appeared on twitter as tweeted by John Logan: CEO of the 1st company in the world to offer Marriage Insurance.Contact me if you’re interested in investing.  Life is sufficiently complex that it is difficult to envision that a test can show the likelihood of marital viability. However, there are definite means of determining […]

How Not to Negotiate/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 25, 2017


Joe Cunningham, of Redstate.Com wrote of the efforts of Steve Bannon to get the Republicans to vote for the American Health Care Act. Mr. Bannon reportedly walked into a room with the Freedom Caucus members present and announced: “This is not a debate. You have no choice but to vote for this bill.” The response […]

A Super Bowl Mediation Thought/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 3, 2017


Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is known for his pragmatic and generous approach to life. He is also a significant force in the great success of his football team. He was recently asked by a writer for the NY Daily News about his relationship with the Commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell. […]

Mediation and Pragmatism/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 22, 2017


Attorney/Mediator Christopher McHallam recently posted his thoughts on “4 Things You Should Know About Civil Mediation” at One of the motivations he outlined in encouraging mediated settlements is that of pragmatic interests. What is interesting about this discussion is that mediation is often the only method by which these interests can be met. Arbitration […]

Civility in Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 16, 2017


A recent post by Atty/Mediator Jan Frankel Schau, appearing at LinkedIn, is entitled “Why Civility Matters in Mediation”. Ms. Schau points out how civility is a necessary adjunct of the mediation process. Civility is needed moreso now more than ever because we have become a fragmented society. Pro-Trump people need to talk about putting the […]