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Amanda is a trial and appellate litigator who represents many of the nation’s largest health care companies and financial institutions in their most complex disputes. When in a crisis, clients turn to Amanda for advice. She is a tireless advocate with a proven track record in high-stakes litigation, arbitrations, mediations, and consumer class actions.

Effective September 1, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has finally updated its Commercial Rules and Mediation Procedures, concluding a two-year internal review. The amendments provide greater procedural discretion to arbitrators, further streamline expedited arbitrations, change the amount-in-controversy requirements for certain arbitration paths, and provide express confidentiality protections, among other things.

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