Enabling Discovery

FOCUS Column By Louise LaMothe Originally published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 1, 2008 Litigators have been practicing under the changed Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to electronically stored information in federal courts since December 2006. A body of federal case law has mushroomed, explaining how these new obligations affect litigants, and […]


Remote Location By Louise LaMothe Originally published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 10, 2008 (PDF) One of the advantages of arbitration is its flexibility. The parties can design their own process, which may contribute to a result that is better received by the clients. Importantly, the proceeding can be flexible for receiving evidence. […]

Top 50 Neutrals

Name: Louise LaMothe Affiliation: Independent, American Arbitration Association Rate: $395 per hour in Santa Barbara, $500 per hour outside Santa Barbara Location: Santa Barbara Areas: Mediation and arbitration of employment, entertainment, intellectual property and construction disputes Cases: In February, LaMothe arbitrated an employment dispute involving a national retailer in which an employee claimed she was […]

The Sedona Conference on Complex Litigation

Sedona Conference Complex Litigation (PDF) I . INTRODUCTION The settlement of complex disputes frequently can be advanced by the employment of an independent mediator. The skills of the mediator must go beyond the creativity of a good negotiator, shuttling offers and counter offers between two caucus rooms. The processing of the settlement of a complex […]