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Phone: (949) 260-8888

5120 Campus Dr.

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Rebecca Callahan

Current Employer:

Callahan Dispute Resolution

Experience:

• Banking & Finance • Business/Commercial Contracts • Business Dissolution & Windup • E-Discovery Disputes • Employment • Financial Elder Abuse • Fraud / Misappropriation / Tracing Disputes • Insolvency & Bankruptcy Litigation • Real Property • Wills & Trusts / Inheritance Disputes

Work History:

1993-Present - Rebecca Callahan APLC, dba Callahan Dispute Resolution (2007 - Present) and Callahan Law Corporation (1993 - 2016) 1986-1993 - Lobel Winthrop & Broker, Partner 1985-1986 - Buchalter Nemer, Associate 1983-1985 - Allen Matkins, Associate 1982-1983 - Kindel & Anderson, Associate

Cases:

Please visit website: www.callahanADR.com A PDF of notable cases Ms. Callahan has handled as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator is available on the Home page.

Training:

Advanced Mediation (Straus Institute, 3-day certificate program, 2018) eDiscovery Negotiation Training: Practical Cooperative Strategies (The Sedona Conference, 2-day certificate program, 2018) Bench-Bar Experiences with the 2015 Discovery Proportionality Amendments (Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies, 1-day program, 2017) Arbitrating in a Digital World: Fair & Expeditious Management of Electronic Discovery! (American College of E-Neutrals and American Arbitration Association, 2-day certificate program, 2017) Advanced Mediation Training (U.S. District Court, 1-day program, 2017) Red Flags and Risk Areas: Challenges to Arbitrator Authority (American Arbitration Association, 2017) Advanced Mediation Training (U.S. District Court, 1-day program, 2016) Advanced Arbitration Skills (University of Southern California Law School, 5-day program, 2016) Resolving International Commercial Disputes (AAA/ICDR, 2-hour program, 2016) Advanced Mediation Training (U.S. District Court, 1-day program, 2016) The Full Pinocchio: Is it Ever OK to Lie in Mediation? (American Arbitration Association, 2016) Impasse: Mediating in the Red Zone (American Arbitration Association, 2015) E-Discovery: Arbitration in a Digital World (American Arbitration Association, 2015) Advanced Mediation Training (U.S. District Court, 1-day program, 2015) Principled Deliberations / Decision-Making Skills for Arbitrators (American Arbitration Association, 2014) Mediating the Litigated Case (Straus Institute, skills course, 2014) Recent Developments in Arbitration and Mediation Law (OCBA-ADR Section, 3-hour program, 2013) Early Dispute Resolution (OCBA-ADR Section, 1-hour program, 2014) Advanced Mediation Training (U.S. District Court, 1-day program, 2014) Recent Developments in Arbitration and Mediation Law (OCBA-ADR Section, 3-hour program, 2014) Conducting Research and Investigations: The Arbitrator’s Authority (American Arbitration Association, 2014) Advanced Mediation Training (U.S. District Court, 1-day program, 2013) Med-Arb: Is it Appropriate for a Neutral to Mediate a Case and then Hear and Decide the Case as Arbitrator? (OCBA-ADR Section, 1-hour program, 2013) Follow the Money: Tips, Strategies and Special Issues Associated with Settling Insured Claims (OCBA-ADR Section, 1-hour program, 2012) Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation (Straus Institute, 1-day program, 2012) Neuroscience and Mediation (ABA Dispute Resolution Annual Conference, 1-hour program, 2011) Good Judgments: Improving Assessment and Advocacy in Negotiation (ABA Dispute Resolution Annual Conference, 1-hour program, 2011) Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation (ABA Dispute Resolution Annual Conference, 1-hour program, 2011) Strategic Negotiating Skills (Straus Institute, 20-hour skills course, 2011) Confronting Arbitrability and Jurisdiction Issues in Arbitration (American Arbitration Association, 2011) Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency and Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing (American Arbitration Association, 2011) The Extent or Limit of Mediator Influence to Effect Settlement (American Arbitration Association, 2011) Dealing with Delays in Arbitration (American Arbitration Association, 2010) Mediating in the Red Zone (Straus Institute, 20-hour skills course, 2010) Mediating Employment, Personal Injury and Professional Liability Cases (Straus Institute, 20-hour skills course, 2009) Negotiating Litigated Disputes – From Practical to Tactical (American Arbitration Association, 2009) Advanced Mediation Training (U.S. District Court, one-day seminar, 2009) Fundamentals of Elder Mediation (Dana Curtis, three-day seminar, 2009) Mediating the Complex Case (Straus Institute, 20-hour skills course, 2008) Standards for Efficient and Cost Effective Arbitration (American Arbitration Association, 2008) Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (College of Commercial Arbitrators, 2007) Mediation 120-hour Externship with Hon. Alexander Williams, III (Los Angeles Superior Court Settlement Judge), Hon. John Woolley, Ret. (JAMS), Dennis Torres (Pepperdine) (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2006) Religion and Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2006) International Commercial Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2006) Negotiation and Advocacy (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2006) Thesis Presentation Project (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2006) Arbitrator Level II Training (American Arbitration Association, 2006) Cross-Cultural Negotiation (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2006) Arbitration Practice (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2005) Interviewing and Counseling (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2005) Communication and Conflict (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2005) Social Psychology of Conflict (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2005) Arbitrator Level I Training (American Arbitration Association, 2005) Safeguarding, Deciding and Writing Awards (American Arbitration Association, 2005) Arbitration 120-hour Externship with Carl Ingwalson and Thomas Pistone (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2005) Independent Study Thesis Project (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2005) Mediation Seminar Class (Pepperdine SOL LLM Program, 2005) Negotiation Skills (Straus Institute, 20-hour skills course, 2004) Advanced Mediation Training (Straus Institute, 20-hour skills course, 1998) Basic Mediation Training for the United States Bankruptcy Court’s Inaugural Mediation Panel (Straus Institute, 40-hour skills course, 1995)

License:

California State Bar - 1982-Present

Panels:

American Arbitration Association, Large Complex Case Panel, Commercial, Consumer and Healthcare Payor/Provider Panels, and Mediation Panel California Court of Appeal / Second District - Mediation Panel U.S. District Court / Central District of California - Mediation Panel

Associations:

American College of E-Neutrals, Fellow College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow Orange County Bar Association Director 2014-2016 ADR Section, Seminar Chair 2013-2015 ADR Section, Chair 2013 Pepperdine University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Mediation Theory & Practice (2010-2016) and Arbitration Theory & Practice (2016-Present) Pepperdine / Straus American Inn of Court for Dispute Resolution Founding Member 2017 Executive Committee Member 2017-2018 Secretary 2017-2018 Peter M. Elliott Inn of Court, Past President

Education:

University of California, Berkeley, J.D. Pepperdine University School of Law / Straus Institute, LL.M. in Dispute Resolution University of Southern California, B.A.

Publications:

“Arbitration Clauses: Hot Questions & Cool Answers / A Contemporary Look at Drafting Considerations and Opportunities” – Part 2 (Orange County Lawyer, April 2017) PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “Arbitration Clauses: Hot Questions & Cool Answers / A Contemporary Look at Drafting Considerations and Opportunities” – Part 1 (Orange County Lawyer, February 2017) PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “Facework in Mediation: The Need for ‘Face’ Time” (Orange County Lawyer, September 2016) – PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “Effective Use of a Forensic Accountant in Mediating Commercial Fraud Disputes” (Chapter 15 of Fraud and Forensics: Piercing Through Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case regarding how to use a forensic accountant at mediation) (American Bankruptcy Institute, 2015) “Mediation Advocacy: Negotiation Tips and Perspectives to Help You Up Your Game at Mediation,” (Orange County Lawyer, July 2015) - PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “Reservation Points: A Perspective on Where the ‘Real’ Negotiation Begins” private publication/MCLE program handout (June 2015) – PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “Piercing the Veil of Mediation” (LA Daily Journal, Guest Column, May 8, 2015) - PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “Mediation Confidentiality: For California Litigants, Why Should Mediation Confidentiality be a Function of the Court in Which the Litigation is Pending?” 12 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J. 63 (2012) – PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “What’s Your Client’s Case Worth?” private publication/brochure (Fall 2011) – PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “Let the Games Begin: Supreme Court Invites Piecemeal Litigation and Procedural Gamesmanship: A Case Note on KPMP LLP v. Cocchi” Conflict Management / ABA-Litigation Section, website publication (2011) “It Takes Two to Tango: How to Get the Most Out of Mediation” Daily Journal Verdicts and Settlements (May 27, 2011) “What’s Your Client’s Case Worth for Purposes of Settlement,” private publication/brochure (Summer 2011) - – PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “How to Get the Most Out of Your Mediation,” private publication/brochure (Spring 2011) – PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “The Supreme Court Erects Another Roadblock to Challenging Arbitration: A Case Note on Rent-a-Center West, Inc. v. Jackson” Conflict Management / ABA-Litigation Section, website publication (2010) “The Supreme Court Erects Another Roadblock to Challenging Arbitration: A Case Note on Rent-a-Center West, Inc. v. Jackson” Conflict Management / ABA-Litigation Section, website publication (2010) “20 Questions re Commercial Arbitration,” private publication/brochure (Winter 2010) – PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “20 Questions re Mediation,” private publication/brochure (Fall 2010) – PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “Severability Rule Expanded: Supreme Court Holds that Parties’ Agreement to Delegate Questions of Arbitrability Shall be Enforced, Including Those that Go to the Validity of the Arbitration Agreement Itself,” American Bar Association / Litigation Section, website publication (2010) “California’s New Ethics Standards: A Hot Bed of Controversy and Conflicting Decisions,” 5 J. Am. Arb. 295 (2006) - PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “Truth or Dare: California’s New Ethics Standards for Private Arbitrators,” Business Law News (Issue 1 2008); “Arbitration v. Litigation: The Right to Appeal and Other Misperceptions Fueling the Preference for a Judicial Forum” (2006 Thesis Paper), http://law.bepress.com/expresso/eps/1248 - PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs “Facework in Mediation: The Need for A Little Face Time” (2005 Paper), http://law.bepress.com/expresso/eps/837 - PDF available at www.callahanADR.com under Articles & Programs

Miscellaneous:

PERSONAL: Married to Rich Keys, an attorney and principal of Bidna & Keys APLC One son, Alex Keys, an entrepreneur / business owner Hobbies and interests include learning new language (Spanish) bridge, the gym and walking her dogs (Beau, a standard poodle, Franco, a rescue lab, and Koa, a rescue boxer-ridgeback) ADDITIONAL NOTE: Ms. Callahan teaches and speaks frequently on a broad variety of ADR topics as an adjunct professor, skills trainer and CLE presenter. A listing of her most recent teaching and speaking activities is set forth in her CV - PDF available on her website at www.callahanADR.com.

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