This program will discuss settlement agreements for contract disputes and protests resolved using alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Topics will include the perspectives of neutrals, judges, government attorneys, and private sector participants regarding:

  • Drafting
  • Organizational approval processes
  • Negotiation strategies
  • Language
  • Non-negotiable items
  • Mandatory clauses and more!

Moderator:  Don Yenovkian, Esq., Fluor Corporation


  • Hon. Marian Horn, Judge, U.S. Ct. of Fed. Claims
  • E. Sanderson Hoe, Esq. , Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLC
  • Admin. Judge (ret.) Carol Park-Conroy, JAMS Mediator
  • Bryant Snee, Deputy Director, Commercial Lit. Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice

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Symposium on Federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs: Successes and Challenges

On March 19, 2012, the Department of Justice hosted a Symposium on ADR, co-sponsored by the Interagency ADR Working Group (IADRWG) and the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) with Chairman Paul Verkuil moderating the discussion. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., the head of the ADR Working Group, described the Department's long standing commitment to ADR use and cited many of the impressive results of the use of mediation in resolving disputes with citizens and across the federal government. Other panelists showcased new and innovative programs involving workplace disputes, enforcement of regulations, contracts disputes with the government and other new and emerging areas.

Symposium Documents

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What is the Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Working Group?

We are the central forum and resource for information about the federal government's use of ADR. We advance the use of ADR through:

  • Coordination of multi-agency initiatives
  • Promotion of best practices and programs
  • Dissemination of policy and guidance

Federal ADR Programs and Contacts


By Mail:

Joanna M. Jacobs
Director and Senior Counsel
Office of Dispute Resolution
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 4529
Washington, DC 20530-0001

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