Charles R. Ragan
Ragan Law Firm
4238 Sheridan Ave S.
Minneapolis MN 55410
120 S. 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
I believe that arbitration is meant to resolve disputes fairly and efficiently, and is substantially driven by principles of party autonomy. In some cases, achieving efficiency requires guidance from an experienced arbitrator or tribunal, and permitting the parties themselves to participate in all hearings and conferences is beneficial.
Ragan Law Firm (2011-present); Pillsbury Winthrop (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) (1976-2005), Partner (1982-2005); Redgrave LLP (2016-present); Redgrave Daley Ragan & Wagner (2005-2009); Huron Consulting Group (2009-2011)
U.S. Council on International Business; Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center; FedArb, Inc.; past member of IBA (Committee D; Subcommittee on ADR, Past Chair); LCIA and CPR, among others.
ICC; AAA; ICDR; SVAMC; FedArb.
As Arbitrator (illustrative): Party-appointed wing arbitrator in 8-figure dispute over termination of international distribution arrangement; sole arbitrator in international arbitration alleging gray-marketing violations of distribution agreement; party-appointed wing arbitrator in dispute over milestone payments following acquisition of medical device firm; sole arbitrator in AAA arbitration over appropriateness of investment advice; sole arbitrator through hearings and awards in several other ICDR and AAA matters, and wing arbitrator in several AAA arbitrations.
As Counsel: ICC case 4695/RP, Utah International Inc. v. Samitri, published in 11 Y.B. Com. Arb. 149 et seq.; ICC case 5518/GAA, Sonangal and Cabgoc v. Nuovo Pignone; AAA case 74-10-0347-79, R.C. Dick v. Thermogenics; numerous other arbitrations under AAA, ICC, UNCITRAL and Japan Commercial Arbitration rules.
Arbitration in Japan: Caveat Foreign Drafter and Other Lessons, 7 Arb. Int'l 93 (1991); Emerging Dispute Resolution Techniques in the Pacific Basin, 9 Arb. Int'l 131 (1993), and other, shorter pieces. See https://craganlaw.com/lawyer/About-the-Firm_cp4550.htm.