Conflict Resolution for the 21st Century

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ARC WAS FOUNDED IN 1987 by Lee Friedman and Steven Davis, entrepreneurs whose mission was to promote mediation and arbitration as practical solutions to crowded courtrooms and expensive litigation. In 1990, ADR marketing and business development expert Amy Newman joined the ARC team. More than a dozen years and tens of thousands of disputes later, ARC remains one of the West Coast’s most successful full-service conflict resolution firms — retaining its original entrepreneurial spirit while ensuring its clients a consistently high level of quality, competence and professionalism.

In the past decade, the impressive panel of resolution experts at ARC has increased nearly tenfold and our client list has grown to include top law firms, major insurance carriers, Fortune 500 companies and public entities.

After working hand-in-hand with hundreds of judges and thousands of attorneys, ARC’s Chief Executive Officer Steven Davis (right), Chief Operating Officer Lee Friedman (left) and President Amy Newman (center) have developed a broad perspective on where the conflict resolution industry has been and where it is going. Their wealth of experience and understanding gives ARC the momentum to stand apart and help its clients succeed in the 21st century.

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