September 29, 2010
The American Arbitration Association, one of the world's leading providers of resolving conflicts out of court, admitted founding BHGR partner Giovanni Ruscitti to their National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators (Roster of Neutrals) to serve in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. The Roster of Neutrals is a group of ADR professionals that have been approved by the AAA's review process. In order to gain acceptance, experienced ADR professionals must demonstrate ten years of senior-level business experience or legal practice with honors, awards, educational degrees, and/or professional license(s) appropriate to the field of expertise. In addition, each applicant is required to provide at least three letters of recommendation from unaffiliated professionals who have expertise in the applicant's practice area. If accepted, performance is monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis. After completing his training in Los Angeles in January 2011,Giovanni will join his colleagues Rick Greenleaf,Dan Gross, and Tom Merrigan on the Roster of Neutrals.