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Robert D. Litz, JD

Independent Decision-maker/Hearing officer & informal resolution facilitator

ROB LITZ

Background

Robert (Rob) Litz is an experienced civil trial lawyer, arbitrator, mediator, civil service hearing officer and President of USA&M (United States Arbitration & Mediation). He has arbitrated and mediated cases involving employment, including sex, age, sexual orientation and race discrimination, as well as breach of contract, real estate, partnership dissolution, personal injury, loan defaults, general corporate, securities, environmental, products liability and computer contract matters.

Rob served as an adjunct Professor of Law at Washington University teaching arbitration and mediation courses between 2005 and 2018 and has authored publications in numerous periodicals, including the Missouri Bar Journal, the St. Louis Bar Journal, the Missouri Business Law Quarterly, and the Missouri Bar “Litigation Settlements” deskbook ADR chapter. He has served as faculty for numerous ADR training programs and seminars, including the Practicing Law Institute (New York, NY), the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Washington University, The Missouri Bar, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and ADR Super Conferences (Washington D.C. and New York, NY). He is admitted to the Missouri Bar (1981); U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri (1981); 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (1981); and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (1989).

Trainings

  • Continuum of Sexual Misconduct, Implicit Biases, and Equitable Responses; Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
  • Sexual Violence and LGBTQ Communities Training, RAINN
  • Title IX & Beyond, Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • Trauma-Informed Interview Techniques, Thomas Tremblay
  • American College of E-Neutrals Electronic Discovery E-Neutral Training, 2011
  • Washington University Civil Mediator Training, 2005
  • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 2005
  • NASD Arbitrator Training, 2005
  • AAA Annual Arbitrator Updates, 2002-2005
  • AAA Arbitrator II Training, 2002
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999
  • AAA Arbitrator and Mediator Training, 1993

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri- Kansas City, 1981
  • B.A., Drake University, with honors, 1979

Professional Associations

  • United States Arbitration & Mediation, President

Speaking Engagements

  • Informal Resolution of Title IX Complaints: Mediation & Arbitration (June 2020, June 2021), Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • Title IX & Beyond: Informal Resolutions (August 2020), Title IX Solutions, LLC