Speakers: Toby Guerin, '02, Managing Director, Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland School of Law (C-DRUM) and Clinical Law Instructor
Alicia Wilson, '07, Member, Gordon Feinblatt LLC – Labor and Employment Practice Group and Chair of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.
“You can catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.”
“Be soft on people and hard on problems.”
“What comes around goes around.”
These common phrases exist for a reason. The stereotypical hardball attorney may get the deal done, but at what cost? Aggressive negotiation tactics often sacrifice relationships and may overlook more advantageous, cooperative agreements. It is possible to engage in civil, even nice, negotiations and still achieve the same or better end result. The goal of this program was to help students to learn how to be zealous advocates for their clients while maintaining cordiality and promoting positive interactions with colleagues. This workshop paired conflict resolution and negotiation theory with its practical application when representing clients.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Distinguished guest, former Governor Bob Ehrlich, met with students to share highlights from his career and to discuss his path to leadership roles throughout his career in public service and the private sector. A question and answer session was facilitated by Dean Donald B. Tobin.
Governor Ehrlich previously served four terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representative and earlier as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He is currently Senior Counsel in the Government Advocacy and Public Policy practice group at King & Spalding in Washington, DC.