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MEMBER PROFILE: Laura A. Kaster
 

Laura A. Kaster
Laura A. Kaster LLC
84 Heather Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: (609) 921-0095
Fax: (609) 924-3068
Email: laura.kaster@gmail.com
www.appropriatedisputesolutions.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 15 May 17

 





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ADR SERVICES & REGIONS SERVED
 
ADR Services:
MEDIATOR
ARBITRATOR
Early Neutral Evaluation
Facilitation
Fact Finding
ADR Training/CME

 

Serving the following regions of New Jersey:
Northern
Central
Southern

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CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Laura A. Kaster has substantive case experience in the following areas:
Appellate
Biotech
Commercial/Business
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Employment
Family Businesses
Health Care
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International
Lemon Law
Media & Communications
Medical Devices
Mortgage Foreclosure
Partnerships
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Fees
Securities
Shareholder Disputes
Technology
Telecommunications
Torts
Trademarks/Patents
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

In June 2014, Ms. Kaster was named the James B. Boskey 'ADR Practitioner of the Year' (link)

Ms. Kaster has been selected for the Master Mediator Panel of the American Arbitration Association and for the Global Panel of CEDR

Ms. Kaster is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators on the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for CPR and a CEDR Panel Member and  CEDR Accredited and IMI Certified Mediator. As chief litigation counsel for AT&T Corporation for almost 10 years before devoting herself primarily to dispute resolution, Ms. Kaster supervised litigation, arbitration, mediation and or settlement of all AT&T patent cases, trademark and trade secret cases, other intellectual property matters involving telecommunications, software, internet, audio, and related technology, as well as employment litigation, class actions, post-closing disputes relating to AT&T's purchase and sale of significant businesses, such as its sale of satellite and submarine businesses, and for litigation that ultimately allowed AT&T to sell the Salt Lake Tribune. 

Prior to her work at AT&T, as a partner at Jenner & Block, Ms. Kaster handled a wide variety of complex disputes and developed special expertise in disputes involving intellectual property, technology,securities, environmental issues, taxes, fee litigations and sanctions, attorneys fees, closely held companies and estates.


Education:

Ms. Kaster holds a BA from Tufts University (Political Science-1970); and a JD, magna cum laude from Boston University, where she was Notes Editor for the Law Review and recipient of the Melville M. Bigelow Award in 1973 "for the greatest promise as a teacher and scholar in the law". Following law school, she was a law clerk to then Chief Judge Frank M. Coffin of the Federal Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

ADR TRAINING:


  • Columbia/ CIArb International Law Certificate Program 2015
  • CCA Annual Meeting 2012 and 2013
  • CEDR Advanced Mediator Skills Training 2011
  • AAA Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration 2011
  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference 2010-2014
  • AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference 2011
  • Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Vermont 2010
  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference 2010
  • Center for Mediation in Law, Self-Reflection in Action 2011, 2010 and 2009
  • CPR Advanced Mediation Training 2009
  • FINRA Chairperson training 2009
  • AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards 2009
  • AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics 2009
  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference 2009
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Training AAA Arbitration
  • Fundamentals and Best for New Arbitrators, 2008
  • New York State Judicial Institute, Advanced Training for Mediators
  • Commercial Division Mediators 2008
  • Center for Mediation In Law, Self-Reflection in Action for Conflict Professionals 2008
  • CPR Annual Meeting 2008
  • Center For Mediation In Law Advanced Training Series 2007
  • CPR, Intensive Mediation Training, 2007
  • NASD, Arbitration Basic Training, Expungement, Revised
  • Code of Arbitration Procedures, 2007
  • ABA Dispute Resolution Section, Third Annual Arbitration Training, 2007
  • NJICLE, Advanced Mediation Clinic, 2007
  • NJICLE, Arbitration Training Course, 2007
  • The Center for Mediation in Law, Mediation Intensive Training, 2006

Languages

English

Memberships & Affiliations :

Ms. Kaster is past Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of NJSBA 2011-13 and a and President of the Judge Marie Garibaldi Inn of Court 2015 -, devoted exclusively to alternative dispute resolution. She is a fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators. She was recently appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court's Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution 2013-2015.  She is a panel member for the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.  She is a member of the American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section and its Women in Dispute Resolution Committee); co-editor in chief of NY Dispute Resolution Lawyer for the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section; the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (Board); and the Diversity Task Force of CPR.

Ms. Kaster is on the Distinguished Neutrals Panel of CPR and on its IP Panel;  a member of the AAA Commercial Panel; on the FINRA panel and she mediates for the New Jersey and New York Courts.



RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

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DOCUMENT LIBRARY
Mediation Documents & Forms:
The Limits of Arbitral Power - A Doctrine Revisited
Improving Lawyer Judgement By Reducing The Impact of Client-Think


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