RANDALL WULFF, ESQ.
AREA OF EXPERTISEBanking/Finance/Foreclosure , Commercial/Business , Construction/Design , General Civil , Partnership/Corporate Law , Real Property , Securities
All neutrals on the DPR Panel are willing to travel to the neighbor islands and the mainland. If you have any questions, please contact DPR at (808) 523-1234
Wulff Quinby Sochynsky
Before becoming a full-time neutral in 1994, Randall Wulff was a trial lawyer with Farella Braun & Martel LLP in San Francisco for 20 years, specializing in complex commercial, construction, intellectual property, securities, insurance coverage, real estate and employment litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Wulff received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1974, where he was ranked first academically in his class in 1972 and 1973, achieving the academic honoraries of the Order of the Coif and Thurston Society. In 1974, he then served as Hastings’ first extern for the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, and also worked on the editorial staff of the Hastings Law Journal. In addition to his active trial practice at Farella, he was also an adjunct professor at Hastings, having taught courses in “Trial Evidence” and “Complex Litigation.” Mr. Wulff has tried cases in federal court, state court and the U.S. Court of Claims. He has also arbitrated many cases and acted as an arbitrator in several more. Mr. Wulff’s background in trial work led to his active interest in mediation, looking for faster, more economical results for his clients. He successfully settled roughly 100 cases for his clients as an advocate in mediations or mini-trials.
Because of this extensive experience, Mr. Wulff has been selected as a mediator in over two thousand diverse cases, settling more than 90% of those cases. They have ranged from two-party cases to suits involving more than one hundred parties, as well as class actions such as the Microsoft antitrust claims in California.
In 2004, after a nationwide search for several months, Mr. Wulff was selected by the Chief Judge in the Southern District of New York to lead the panel that will hear and decide the property damage claims for the World Trade Center arising from the tragedy on September 11. This will include reconstruction costs as well as business interruption claims.
Mr. Wulff is co-editor of two books, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide (West Group 1993-2003), as well as a second book devoted specifically to ADR for the construction industry, both being marketed nationally. He has also published numerous articles on alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), and contributed the chapter on “Mediation” to the nationally published ADR Handbook. He has spoken on mediation at numerous national and international conferences and conventions. He received the American Arbitration Association’s 1990 Award as its outstanding mediator in Northern California.
REPRESENTATIVE CASES SETTLED THROUGH MEDIATION
Claims arising from construction of subway station, dams, hydroelectric facilities, Golden State Warriors’ Arena renovation; Arizona Diamondback’s ballpark, Staples Center (LA Lakers’ and Clippers’ arena), highways, cogeneration plants, chemical plants, water treatment plants, chip fabrication facilities, tunnels and pipelines, offshore oil platform, and various high-rise buildings and other structures, both commercial and residential.
Disputes involving high technology, antitrust, securities, intellectual property, limited partnerships and real estate, employment issues, environmental, Super Fund cleanups, energy lease or royalty disputes, legal and accounting malpractice claims, insurance coverage, general contractual disagreements.
Mr. Wulff’s rate for mediations in Honolulu, Hawai’i is $10,000.00/day plus a $10,000.00 travel day.
For more information about Mr. Wulff, please log on to his website at www.wqsadr.com.