Negotiation Nexus

We Bring The BEST of #1 Ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution to You, Corporate Counsel, and Top Litigators… 

In Just 9 Hours, You’ll Learn How To Supercharge Your Settlement Skills


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What Others Are Saying About This Program


Here are just a few of the testimonials from satisfied participants. Because we want to make sure your experience is just as positive, we offer a full 100% money-back guarantee if you do not receive the value you expected from our negotiation training program.


Already Paying Dividends

“Thanks again for a very good seminar. I really enjoyed it and I believe it is already paying dividends.”

Worth Every Penny!

“The mediation of this case [complex OSH Act case] required me to employ many of the skills that I learned in the recent negotiation training. I am convinced that my ability to successfully assist the parties in resolving this case was a direct result of the training you provided.

I will happily recommend this course to everyone I know. Your dedication and passion for teaching effective negotiation and mediation skills made this course worth every penny and more. Again, thank you.”

— Keith E. Bell, Administrative Law Judge, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

Very Helpful!

“Very helpful - practical. One of the best sessions this conference! We do a lot of dispute resolution and we would like to hear more.”

High Caliber of Presenters & Participants

“I found last week to be scintillating in terms of new ideas and new connections. This training delivered what was promised and more. The interaction between and among participants and presenters was instructive and challenging. ”

ACC Top Ranked Panel

“Well done! ADR finishing in the top ranked group at the ACC for the first year really is quite an accomplishment and it reflects a well more than relevant presentation topic.”

New Model For ACC Presentation Track!

“Congratulations, ADR was the second highest placed panel on the dispute resolution and litigation track at the ACC Annual Meeting in its first year! — that is significant — You are creating a new model for this presentation track at ACC!”

Important Career Cornerstone

“My attendance at this program has been an important cornerstone for my mediation practice.”

— George D. Calkins, JAMS Los Angeles (formerly with Cox Castle and Nicholson, LLP)


“Great. But What’s The Value Of This Training For A Seasoned Professional Who’s ‘Seen It All?’


It’s reasonable to wonder what difference this training would make for a professional who’s “been around the block” a few times.

And, even those who thought they’d “seen it all” from having practiced law for years have come away from this training with far more than they expected.

So as you will see, even the most experienced negotiators can benefit from what we’ll be covering.


…creatively resolve the most complex cases worldwide.

“As a former litigator, in-house counsel, and sports executive, the simulations-based approach that the Straus Institute offers to students is in a league of its own among law school programs.

The training I received and the relationships I developed at Straus have elevated my commercial mediation and international and domestic arbitration practice to allow me to creatively resolve the toughest and most complex cases worldwide.”

— Jeff Benz, former General Counsel of the United States Olympic Committee

Don’t rob your practice or yourself from a similar epiphany!

“As an attorney with more than 35 years of experience representing both employers and employees in disputes involving employment matters, as well as both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving breach of contract, real estate, fraud and unfair competition, combined with over 100 trials, I frankly thought I had little to learn from the training at the Straus Institute.

Boy, was I surprised. I learned new techniques and negotiating skills that have been invaluable to me both as a practicing attorney and as a mediator. Don’t rob your practice or yourself from a similar epiphany!”

— Eric M. Epstein, veteran trial attorney, arbitrator and mediator