The Lanier Law Firm Launches International Arbitration and Dispute Practice, Announces Plans for London Office in 2010

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Sunday, October 11, 2009


The Lanier Law Firm is announcing the formation of the firm’s International Arbitration and Dispute Practice to handle arbitration matters for domestic and international companies and the law firms that represent them. The firm also is announcing plans to open an office in London in the first quarter of 2010 to expand the role of the new practice.

The new group is led by firm founder Mark Lanier and Dana Taschner, Managing Attorney of the firm’s Los Angeles office. The firm is teaming with noted Dallas attorney and forensic psychology pioneer Lisa Blue to assist corporations in arbitration matters, as well as working with law firms that want to guard against conflicts with their corporate clients.

“Large law firms often want to avoid a particular arbitration matter so they can steer clear of a potential conflict, but they also want to protect their role in a corporate client’s other legal matters,” says Mr. Lanier. “Under these circumstances, our team is able to step in and handle arbitration proceedings in order to eliminate the conflict risk for law firms and their clients.”

The new practice group already has been the focus of media attention, including an article posted on the popular legal Web site Mr. Lanier says the firm is handling arbitration matters using flexible fee and contingency fee structures.

Mr. Taschner’s expertise in international matters includes his current role as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators for the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He also is a member of the Association for International Arbitration and the London Court of International Arbitration.

“We understand the high expectations of clients in international litigation and arbitration proceedings,” says Mr. Taschner. “Our goal is to consistently exceed those expectations in every matter we handle.”

The firm already is handling arbitration matters in London and Paris in addition to assisting Southern Methodist University in negotiations with landowners who are disputing ownership of property near the site of the planned George W. Bush Presidential Library.

Additional information about the firm’s International Arbitration and Dispute Practice is available on the firm Web site at

With offices in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Houston and New York, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of outstanding trial attorneys with decades of experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liability, asbestos exposure, intellectual property, business litigation, product liability, toxic exposure and maritime law.

To interview Mr. Lanier or Mr. Taschner about the firm’s new practice group, please contact J.D. Cargill at +1-713-659-5200 or

Source: The Lanier Law Firm

J.D. Cargill of The Lanier Law Firm, +1-713-659-5200, jdc at

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