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Barbara Ann Allen, J.D.

Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator, Ombudsman, Executive Coach, Lead Conflict Resolution Trainer & Certified Anger Resolution Therapist
Mediators and Arbitrators of America
President - Tarleton Foundation Board of Directors
Website: mediatorsandarbitratorsofamerica.com
Phone: 512-966-9222 (Office)

I have over thirty years of experience, including a strong business background, working at two national law firms and teaching Law. In addition, I have operated, managed, secured funding for and repositioned companies, as well as leading turnaround initiatives and developing brands. I am an active private investor and have negotiated for the SATRA Group in Russia. I proactively work with in-house general counsels, have served on the Boards of private and non-profit companies and have had articles published in The Business Lawyer and Pacific Law Journal, among others. I speak frequently on ADR topics, including the advantages of co-mediation in multi-party and complex situations.

I specialize in resolving commercial disputes, family/divorce settlements and cost-effective resolution of high-stakes litigation arising from complex business transactions, personal injury, divorce, breach of contract, employment issues, insurance and infringement of intellectual property rights.

Personally, my background includes working at two national law firms and teaching Law. In addition, I have operated, managed, secured funding for and repositioned companies, as well as leading turnaround initiatives and developing brands. I am an active private investor and have negotiated for the SATRA Group in Russia. I proactively work with in-house general counsels, have served on the Boards of private and non-profit companies and have had articles published in The Business Lawyer and Pacific Law Journal, among others. I speak frequently on mediation topics, including the advantages of co-mediation in multi-party and complex situations.

I specialize in commercial disputes, family/divorce settlements and cost effective resolution of high-stakes litigation arising from complex business transactions, personal injury, divorce, breach of contract, employment issues, and infringement of intellectual property rights.

Education

  • Yale Law School
  • Yale University School of Management
  • Smith College
  • USSR Pushkin Institute
  • Middlebury College
  • Dispute Resolution Center Advanced Family Mediation
  • University of Texas School of Law Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution

Organizations

  • Member:  California Bar Association, Family Law and Business Sections
  • Austin and Williamson Counties Bar Associations
  • International Ombudsman Association
  • Mediate.com and Arbitrate.com
  • Texas Mediator Trainer’s Roundtable
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • John Tarleton Society Gold
  • Texas A&M Chancellor’s Century Council
  • Texas A&M Legacy Society
  • Austin Association of Mediators

Publications (Including But Not Limited To):

  • The Business Lawyer
    • "Bankruptcy Code Section 304 and U.S. Recognition of Foreign Bankruptcies: The Tyranny of Comity." Volume 39, No. 4  1984
  • The Pacific Law Journal
    • "Will James Stewart's Rear Window Become A Pane in the Glass?" Volume 22, No. 1  1990
  • Whittier Law Review
    • “California’s Proposition 51:Ambiguities in Apportionment and the Impact on Federal Interpleader and Intrastate Settlement.” Voluume 12, No. 2  1991
  • Regency Press
  • ON ALL FOURS: Develop the Perfect Relationship with Your Pet, Non-Fiction  1999
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