RESUME OF CHARLES G. BAKALY,
I was a practicing lawyer in Los Angeles from January 1956-February, 1994, handling complex business and employment law disputes as a senior partner at O'Melveny & Myers. I am a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and the International Academy of Mediators. Also, I was involved in the forefront of the mediation dispute resolution movement as the initial Chair of the California Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (1987-1988), which adopted regulations implementing the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act establishing a statewide system of locally funded programs which provide dispute resolution services [primarily conciliation and mediation] to county residents.
Since I became a full time neutral mediator in 1994, I have been President and Board of Directors member of Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., and a member of Board of Directors of the California Dispute Resolution Council. I was appointed by the Governor to the Milton Marks Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy (Little Hoover Commission), and by the President to the National Commission for Employment Policy. I am a member of ABA Dispute Resolution Section, and was Chairman, ABA Labor and Employment Law Section from 1981-1982. I was a delegate to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference from 1984-1987 and President of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, Claremont McKenna College from 1975-1983. I was a member of Scripps College Board of Trustees and Executive Committee from 1974-1987, a member, Claremont University Center Board of Fellows from 1974-1987, a member, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Board of Directors and Executive Committee from 1982-1987. In 1998 I received the Griffin B. Bell Volunteer Service Award of Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., and was listed by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the 100 most influential attorneys in California.
I have conducted over 175 complex business dispute mediations involving: breach of contract; construction defect; employment including racial and sexual discrimination and sexual harassment; entertainment and intellectual property (trademark, patent and copyright); fraud and breach of fiduciary duties; healthcare; insolvency; insurance coverage and insurance bad faith; personal injury and malpractice; real property and environment; securities, and trust and estates.
*References available upon request.
STATEMENT OF FEES
$5,000.00 per day, $3,000.00 per half day. Full day rates include all hearing time up to twelve (12) hours, all reading and all travel time within California. Half-day rates include all reading and four (4) hours maximum hearing time. Any additional time beyond that originally scheduled will be billed at the rate of $500.00 per hour. There is a $150 Case Management Fee. The entire first day's fee is to be paid at the time of signing this agreement. Payment is forfeited if the mediation hearing is canceled within 14 days of the hearing for cases scheduled for eight (8) hours or less, or within 30 days for cases scheduled for more than one (1) day.