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Mitchell L. Lathrop is a lawyer who practices in the areas of domestic and international arbitration, insurance and reinsurance law, environmental law, securities and complex litigation. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.). Mr. Lathrop is a diplomate in international arbitration law of the College of Law of England and Wales. He is a Distinguished Neutral of the International Institute for the Prevention and Resolution of Disputes (CPR) and a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Sydney. He also serves as an arbitrator for the Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society, U.S. (ARIAS-US); the Singapore International Arbitration Centre; the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry; the Reinsurance Association of America; the London Court of International Arbitration; the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association; the Dubai International Arbitration Centre; the Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Centre; and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Lathrop is a member of the American Board of Neutrals Association.
Mr. Lathrop is admitted to practice in California, the District of Columbia, New York, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also admitted to practice before numerous federal courts and governmental agencies.
Mr. Lathrop is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a former Presiding Referee of the California State Bar Court. He holds the highest Martindale-Hubbell “A” rating in both California and New York, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America as well as Super Lawyers for both New York City and San Diego. He is a retired Captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Navy.
Mr. Lathrop has been a practicing lawyer, mediator and arbitrator for over 40 years.
American Board of Trial Advocates; Judge Advocates Association (former Chairman, Southern California Chapter); American Board of Neutrals Association; State Bar of California; San Diego County Bar Association (former Vice-President and Chair of the Ethics Committee); American Bar Association; Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers; International Association of Defense Counsel; Federal Bar Association; Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Federal Bar Council (Second Circuit); Bar Association of the City of New York; Legion Lex Inn of Court (former President, San Diego Chapter); New York Academy of Sciences; Fellow, Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria; Board of Editors, Journal of Insurance Coverage, Aspen Law & Business; International Bar Association
Distinguished Neutral, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR); Arbitrator, California Superior Court for San Diego County, California; Arbitrator, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association; Arbitrator, Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; Arbitrator, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Arbitrator, Reinsurance Association of America; Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Mediator, Mediators Beyond Borders; Arbitrator, National Arbitration Forum; Arbitrator, International Chamber of Commerce; Arbitrator, London Court of International Arbitration; Member, The Institute for Transnational Arbitration; Certified arbitrator, Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society, U.S. (ARIAS•US); Qualified mediator, Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society, U.S. (ARIAS•US); Member, American Board of Neutrals Association; Member, Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage; Arbitrator, Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC); Member, Association of International Arbitration (“AIA”); Arbitrator, Vienna International Arbitration Center
Mr. Lathrop has served as sole arbitrator, party arbitrator or counsel in over 150 mediations and arbitrations. Due to the confidential nature of mediation and arbitral proceedings, further information cannot be provided except as required by disclosure rules of the particular jurisdiction or provider organization in a specific mediation or arbitral proceeding.
As a mediator, I try to bring the parties together to reach a fair and equitable settlement of their dispute. As an arbitrator, I strive to do justice based upon the arbitration agreement of the parties, the law and the evidence presented. I do not believe in "cutting the baby in half." Arbitration should be conducted fairly, promptly and with a minimum of discovery.