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FRANCIS O. SPALDING

ATTORNEY AT LAW ARBITRATOR MEDIATOR
CONSULTANT ON ARBITRATION, MEDIATION ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
AUTHOR EDUCATOR

184 Francisco Street, Suite 5
San Francisco, CA 94133-2014
U.S.A
(office hours by appointment only)

Telephone: [415] 392-0177
Facsimile: [415] 397-5739
e-mail: fos@assetsmontco.org
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:
or:

c/o Alice M. Fiel Telephone: [415] 984-5459 or [415] 981-3901
Senior Case Administrator Facsimile: [415] 781-8426
American Arbitration Association e-mail: FielA@adr.org
225 Bush Street, 18th Floor http://www.adr.org
San Francisco, CA 94104-4207, U.S.A.


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law practice:

Isham, Lincoln Beale,Chicago, associate, 1964-65; sole practice,1982 to date (part time until 1985). Post-1982 practice limited to arbitration, mediation and training and consulting on alternative dispute resolution issues and practice.
alternative dispute
resolution practice:
Appointed as arbitrator, mediator or hearing officer in more than 475 cases, presiding over more than 1,450 days of hearings, 1982 to date. Since 1989, these have consisted principally of large complex commercial cases, including disputes related to:
Development, manufacture, marketing, sale, installation and support of a variety of high technology hardware and heavy equipment.

Development, marketing, licensing and support of, and intellectual property rights in, complex software.

High-end communications service-sharing agreements .

Purchase and sale of high technology businesses.

Trade secrets, trade protection and unfair competition.

Franchor-franchisee relationships.

Investment advice and handling of investment accounts (including both securities and commodities accounts) by brokers, brokerage firms and investment advisors, both for individual and for institutional investors.

Purchase and sale, leasing and use of real estate, including major commercial properties and leaseholds.

Residential and commercial real estate development projects involving joint ventures, limited partnerships and other entities..

Health care management..

Advertising, marketing and sales representation and media management.

Disagreements among partners and partnership dissolutions, including professional, investment and commercial partnerships.

Hotel and restaurant management and marketing.

Executive employment, including incentive arrangements and terminations.

Fees charged by lawyers to clients both individual and institutional.

Insurance, insurance coverage, banking and financial matters.

Other business and commercial contracts.

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current ADR
panel memberships:

American Arbitration Association:
Statewide Panel of Full-Time Neutrals (charter appointee)(1996- ).
Large Complex Case Program Panel (charter appointee)(1993- ).
National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators (1982- ).
Commercial Mediation Panel (1984- ) ; AAA Center for Mediation (1992- ).
Contributing Member (1983-93); Sustaining Member (1994- ).
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American Arbitration Association
Bar Association of San Francisco:

Mandatory Lawyer-Client Fee Dispute Arbitration Panel (1985- ).

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Bar Association of San Francisco.
U. S. District Court, Northern District of California:

Judicial Arbitration Panel (1985- ).

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Early Neutral Evaluation Panel (1986- ).
Mediation Panel (1998- ).

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Northern District's ADR Program.
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current and continuing
ADR advisory
responsibilities:

American Arbitration Association:

Northern California Advisory Council (1990- ).
ADR Currents: The Newsletter of Dispute Resolution Law and Practice: Editorial Board
(1995- ).

Bar Association of San Francisco:

Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program Executive Committee, Vice Chair 1990-
formerly:
National Association of Securities Dealers:
National Arbitration Committee (public member) 1991-96, Chair 1993 1994.
Arbitration Policy Task Force 1994-96
[Task Force report: Securities Arbitration Reform (NASD 1996). Click here for a 1996 NASD press release describing the work of the Task Force and its report.]].
American Arbitration Association:
San Francisco Region Education Committee (1988-96).
National Securities Advisory Committee (1993-96).


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principal consulting
assignments:

Bratislava Stock Exchange Arbitration Court, Bratislava, Slovak Republic:
On-site consultant on arbitration procedures under the sponsorship of the USAID-funded Financial Services Volunteer Corps (1996).
Consultant/Expert Witness on arbitration issues:
Noguerio v. Kaiser Foundation Hospital, 203 Cal. App. 3d 1192, 250Cal. Rptr. 478 (1988).

Advanced Micro Devices v. Intel Corp., 9 Cal. 4th 362, 855 P.2d 994, 36 Cal. Rptr. 581 (1994).

Engalla v. Permanente Medical Group, Inc., 15 Cal. 4th 951, 938 P.2d 903, 64 Cal. Rptr. 2d 843 (1997). [Expert submission identified by Supreme Court as "an independent statistical analysis" and a "survey of . . . arbitrations." This submission is discussed somewhat more fully in the earlier opinion of the Court of Appeal at 41 Cal. App. 4th 1698, 43 Cal. Rptr. 2d 621 (1995). Consistent with California's peculiar appellate practice, that opinion was routinely "depublished" upon the Supreme Court's grant of review.]

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    and click here for the "depublished"opinion of the Court of Appeal.
International Energy Development Corp. v. International Bank of Commerce, No. 94-08-4008-C (197th Dist. Tex. 1996).


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professional
memberships
and affiliations:

Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (1983- ).
American Bar Association (1964- ): Dispute Resolution Section (1994- ). California Dispute Resolution Council (1994- ), Board of Directors (1999- )..
Northern California Mediation Association (1986- ).
(formerly Northern California Council for Mediation)
Board of Directors (1989-91).
American Law Institute (1970- ): Sustaining Life Member (1995- )
State Bar of California (1981- ).
Litigation Section ADR Committee (1990-95).
Bar Association of San Francisco (1982- ).
Arbitration Committee: (1983- ), Vice Chair (1990-94), Chair (1995-97).
ADR Section: (1993- ) , Treasurer (1993).
Award of Merit (1994).
formerly:
California Community Dispute Services Board of Directors (1990-97).
Reporter, American Bar Association Special Committee to Survey Legal Needs (1971-77).
Board of Directors, Chicago Legal Assistance Foundation (1972-76).


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teaching training
responsibilities:

Law School Teaching:

Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago:

Professor of Law 1971-82; Associate Professor of Law 1968-71;
Assistant Professor of Law 1965-68.
Associate Dean 1972-77; Assistant Dean 1965-68.
Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco:
Visiting Professor of Law 1983-85.
Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco:

Adjunct Professor 1985-86, 1994-95.

ADR Training Faculties:

American Arbitration Association:
Basic Advanced Arbitrator Trainings
[Faculty, National Commercial Arbitrator Training Program 1998- ]
Arbitration Advocacy Trainings
Employment Arbitration Training
Securities Arbitration Training
Real Estate Arbitration Trainings
Mediation Trainings
U. S. District Court, Northern District of California:
Judicial Arbitrator Trainings
National Association of Securities Dealers:
Arbitrator Trainings: San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, New Orleans, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle.
Nevada Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Nevada-Reno:
Arbitration trainings, Reno Las Vegas.
Bar Association of San Francisco:
Fee Dispute Arbitrator Trainings
Mediation Trainings
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baccalaureate and
professional education:

Northwestern University School of Law: J.D. magna cum laude 1964.
Order of the Coif.
Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review.
Yale University: B.A. 1950 (Sociology, Psychology History).
bar admissions:
Admitted to Practice:
Illinois 1964; California 1981.


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publications:
(partial listing):

California ADR Practice Guide (Y. Sochynsky, L. Bader F. Spalding ed., Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1992-95; Bancroft-Whitney 1996; Lexis-Nexis 1997- ): five chapters.
Chapter topics: Conduct of the Preliminary Hearing; Conduct of the Hearing; Avoiding Delay in Arbitration; Using Administrative Support in Alternative Dispute Resolution; and Special Requirements for California Real Estate Arbitration Clauses.
The ADR Practice Guide (B. Roth, R. Wulff C. Cooper ed., Lawyers Cooperative Publishing 1993-95; West 1997- ): two chapters.
Chapter topics: Choosing the Arbitration Forum; and Choosing the Arbitration Panel.
Confronting Chaos in the Arbitration Universe: Dealing with the Under-Represented Party, Parts I II, The Neutral Corner (NASD newsletter) September 1998 at p. 5 January 1999 at p. 3.

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Selecting the Arbitrator: What Counsel Can Do, ADR Currents: The Newsletter of Dispute Resolution Law and Practice, Vol. 2, No. 4, at p.8 (Fall 1997).

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The Rand Report, the Federal Judicial Center Study and
Alternative Dispute Resolution in United States District Courts (20 pp., 1997)
(a research paper, originally under the title "ADR in United States Courts: 1997," prepared for presentation at the 27th Annual Workshop on Commercial Consumer Law convened at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., October 17 18, 1997).

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The California Arbitration Act and the 1988 Real Estate Arbitration
Amendments: Coming of Age?, 21 Golden Gate University Law
Review 307 (1991).

Avoiding Delay in Arbitration: Counsel's Role, Alternative Dispute Resolution NewsAlert, California Edition, (Bancroft-Whitney, March 1991), at 1.

Monthly columnist on arbitration and mediation topics, San Francisco/Los Angeles Daily Journal 1989.

Column topics included: rules of evidence that should apply in arbitration (January 11, 1989); a comparison of the powers of arbitrators and mediators (March 9, 1989); discovery against 2d and 3d parties under California arbitration law (April 19, 1989); realism about privacy in arbitration and mediation (August 29, 1989); styles of administration in arbitration (October 3, 1989); and possibilities and perils in the exercise of the arbitrator's powers (November 16, 1989)
"One Zambia, One Judiciary": The Lower Courts of Zambia, 2 Zambia Law Journal 1 (1970).

The Common Law of Grievance Arbitration: New Wine in Old Bottles?, 58 Northwestern University Law Review 494 (1963).



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employment 1950-1961:
(pre-law school):

Account Executive, Leo Burnett Advertising, Chicago: 1959-61.

Associate, McKinsey Co., management consultants, Chicago: 1958-59.

Brand Manager, Procter Gamble Co., Cincinnati: 1953-58.

Executive trainee, National Broadcasting Co., New York: 1950-51.

U. S. Marine Corps, lieutenant, active duty U.S. and overseas: 1951-52.

personal :
Born 1929 in Chicago; married, six children.


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