Randall W. Wulff

Randall W. Wulff

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Michael Richards
Case Manager for Mr. Wulff

1901 Harrison Street, 14th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: 510-663-5222

E-mail:
Michael Richards: mrichards@wqsadr.com
Randall W. Wulff: rwulff@wqsadr.com

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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 most of those cases. They have ranged from two-party cases to suits involving more than one hundred parties.

Mr. Wulff successfully mediated the $2.75 billion agreement between Discover, Mastercard and Visa. He also mediated the $1.1 billion class action settlement of 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 heard and decided the property damage claims for the World Trade Center arising from the tragedy on September 11. This included reconstruction costs as well as business interruption claims. These insurance claims were roughly four times larger than any other in the history of the industry.

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.

The Mediation Society selected Mr. Wulff in 2004 as its "Mediator of the Year." Mr. Wulff received the American Arbitration Association’s 1990 Award as its outstanding mediator in Northern California. He is regularly selected among the "top" mediators in polls done periodically by the legal newspapers, The Recorder and the Daily Journal. Mr. Wulff regularly appears in each annual selection of SuperLawyers and Best Lawyers in America and other similar published evaluations. He is one of two mediators in California to receive a first tier rating from Chambers & Partners for construction mediation. Mr. Wulff was selected the ADR Lawyer of the Year from Oakland in the Best Lawyers 2011 edition.

Recently published articles profiling Mr. Wulff can be found by clicking on the "Articles" tab on the home page of this site or by clicking here.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1974 - 2000 Farella, Braun & Martel
1980 - 1999 Partner in the firm
1994 - Present Full-time neutral

EDUCATION
J.D., 1974, University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Extern to Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, 1973, Order of the Coif, Law Review.
B.A., 1970, Honors College of University of Oregon. 1968-69, attended Netherlands Institute of International Business.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS
Selected as the Mediation Society's "Mediator of the Year" in 2004; selected as AAA’s outstanding mediator in Northern California in 1990; Member of Alameda County Bar and American Bar groups on ADR. Past member of Adjunct Faculty at Hastings College of the Law, having taught courses in Trial Practice and Complex Litigation.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Commercial:
Selected in 2004 to lead the panel that will hear and decide the property damage claims for the World Trade Center complex arising from the tragedy on September 11, 2001, numerous disputes involving high technology, antitrust (including 1.1 billion settlement of Microsoft class action), securities, intellectual property, limited partnerships and real estate, employment issues, environmental, SuperFund cleanups, energy lease or royalty disputes, legal and accounting malpractice claims, insurance coverage, general contractual disagreements.
Construction:
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), Disney Concert Hall, highways, cogeneration plants, chemical plants, water treatment plants, chip fabrication facilities, tunnels and pipelines, offshore oil platform, hospitals, and various high-rise buildings and other structures, both commercial and residential.

LECTURES ON ADR
National or international conventions or conferences include presentations for the Construction SuperConference, the PLI Copyright Trademark Conference; the Construction Users Council of the Business Roundtable, the Engineering News Record Conference, the International Symposium on Dispute Resolution, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the ABA Energy Litigation Committee, the ABA forum, the nationally televised CLESN program on Dispute Resolution, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, the DPIC Convocation and the Forbes Conference on International Infrastructure.

Regional presentations include keynote speaker to the Hawaii State Bar Convention and programs for the California Society of CPA’s, the California Bar, the Risk and Insurance Management Society, the Associated General Contractors, the California County Counsel’s Association, the Asia/Pacific Center and the Defense Research Institute.

Local presentations on ADR include programs for the Bay Area Executives Group, Hastings College of Advocacy, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Mediation Society and numerous local programs and mediator trainings.

PUBLICATIONS ON ADR
Co-Editor, ADR: A Practical Guide to Resolve Construction Disputes, book published and nationally marketed in 1993.

Co-Editor, The Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide (West Group 1993-2003).

Author, "A Mediation Primer," ADR Practice Guide, Wiley and Sons, 1990.

Author, "Alternative Dispute Resolution," ABA Energy Committee Newsletter,
1995.

Co-Author, "Tips for A Successful Construction Mediation," DART Occasional
Papers, 1994.

Author, "Mediation," Assn. Of Business Trial Lawyers Report, November, 1993.

Co-author, chapter on Arbitration, California ADR Practice Guide,
Shepherds/McGraw-Hill, 1992.

Author, "Approaching Your Opponent about Mediating," AAA Mediation and
Arbitration Handbook, 1991.

Author, "Mediation of Construction Claims," AAA Mediation and Arbitration
Handbook, 1991.

Co-author, "Mediation and Arbitration of Construction Claims," Digger
Reporter, July 1991.

Author, "A Shortcut to Settlement," The Recorder, August 1988.

Author, "Mediation—An Easier Solution," Engineers At The Bar, April 1988.

Author, "Why Haven’t You Tried Mediation?", Barristers Law Journal, Vol. 6,
No. 10, December 1987.


REFERENCES
A sample of names follows here. A lengthier list of specific references from counsel and parties in cases where Mr. Wulff has acted as mediator is also available upon request.

Northern California

Stuart Gasner
Keker & Van Nest
633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 391-5400

Robert Goodin
Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey, LLP
505 Sansome Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 392-7900

Joseph Sweeney, Esq.
Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth
983 University Avenue
Suite 104C
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: (408) 356-3000

Rodger Cole, Esq.
Fenwick & West
Silicon Valley Center
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone: (650) 988-8500

Martin Schenker, Esq.
Cooley, LLP
101 California Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-580
Phone: (415) 693-2000

William T. Eliopoulos, Esq.
Rutan & Tucker, LLP
5 Palo Alto Square
3000 El Camino Real, #200
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: (650) 320-1500

Timothy L. McInerney, Esq.
McInerney & Dillon, PC
Lake Merritt Plaza
1999 Harrison St., #1700
Oakland, CA 94612-4700
Phone: (510) 465-7100

D. Michael Schoenfield, Esq.
Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld, LLP
304 S St.
Sacramento, CA 95811-6906
Phone: (916) 446-2300



Robert Van Nest
Keker & Van Nest
633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 391-5400

Eileen Diepenbrock
Diepenbrock Elkin LLP
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1800
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 492-5024

Janette Leonidou, Esq.
Leonidou & Rosin, PC
777 Cuesta Dr., Ste. 200
Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone: (650) 691-2888

D. Peter Harvey, Esq.
Harvey Siskind LLP
4 Embarcadero Ctr., 39th Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 354-0100

David Kramer, Esq.
Wilson Sonsini, et al
650 Page Mill Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1024
Phone: (415) 493-9300

Daniel R. Miller, Esq.
Miller Starr & Regalia
1331 N California Blvd 5th Fl.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (925) 935-9400

Wayne T. Lamprey, Esq.
Goodin MacBride Squeri Day & Lamprey, LLP
505 Sansome St., #900
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 392-7900


Southern California

Ted Gropman, Esq.
Law Office of Ted R. Gropman
21800 Oxnard St., #430
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: (818) 932-9150

Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq.
JAMS
1601 Cloverfield Blvd, #370-South
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 309-6205

Dale H. Oliver, Esq.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP
865 South Figueroa Street, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 443-3000

Steven E. Sletten, Esq.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
333 S Grand Ave., #4500
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 229-7505

Michael F. Minchella, Esq.
Monteleone & McCrory, LLP
725 South Figueroa, Ste. 3200
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 612-9900



Keith D. Koeller, Esq.
Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck, LLP
3 Park Plaza #1500
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (949) 864-3400

Peter J. Ippolito, Esq.
McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
4435 Eastgate Mall, Ste. 400
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (619) 595-8060

Nomi Castle, Esq.
Castle & Associates
8383 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 810
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 286-3400

Jeffrey S. Behar, Esq.
Ford Walker Haggerty Behar
1 World Trade Ctr., 27th Fl.
Long Beach, CA 90831
Phone: (562) 983-2500

William Brunsten, Esq.
Manatt Phelps, et al
11355 W. Olympia Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (310) 312-4109

Robert Green, Esq.
Green & Hall
1851 East First Street, 10th Fl.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 918-7000


Northwest

Steve Berman
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
1918 Eight Ave., Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 295-7975

Stephen English, Esq.
Perkins Coie, LLP
1120 Northwest Couch St.,10th Fl.
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 727-2003

Robert J. Burke, Esq.
Oles Morrison
701 Pike St., Ste. 1700
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 623-3427

John R, Herrig, Esq.
Herrig & Vogt, LLP
1030 North Center Parkway, Ste. 201
Kennewick, Washington 99336-7161
Phone: (509) 943-6691

David C. Groff, Jr., Esq.
Groff Murphy, PLLC
300 East Pine St.
Seattle, Washington 98122
Telephone: (206) 462-3329

Michael Haglund, Esq.
Haglund Kelley Horngren Jones & Wilder, LLP
101 S.W. Main, Ste.1800
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 225-0777



John Spencer Stewart, Esq.
Stewart Sokol & Gray, LLC
300 S.W. 1st Avenue, Ste. 200
Portland, Oregon 97201
Phone: (503) 766-4988

Parker Folse, Esq.
Susman Godfrey, LLP
1201 Third Ave., Ste. 3800
Seattle, WA 98101-3000
Phone: (206) 516-3880

Guy C. Stephenson, Esq.
Weyerhaeuser Company
P.O. Box 9777
Federal Way, WA 98063-9777
Phone: (253) 924-2345

Thomas H. Tongue, Esq.
Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, LLP
851 S.W. Sixth Ave., Ste.1500
Portland, OR 97204-1357
Phone: (503) 224-6440


Midwest

David W. Slaughter
Snow Christensen & Martineau
10 Exchange Place, 11th Floor
P.O. Box 45000
Salt Lake City, UT 84145
Phone: (801) 521-9000

Gene Egdorf
Lanier Law Firm
6810 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77069
Phone: (713) 659-5200

Jeff Colman, Esq.
Jenner & Block LLP
353 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-345
Phone: (312) 222-9350

David W. Zimmerman, Esq.
Holland & Hart
60 E. South Temple, Suite 2000
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 799-5848

Stephen Hale, Esq.
Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
185 South State Street, Suite 800
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 532-7810

Joel D. Heusinger, Esq.
Woods & Aitken, LLP
301 South 13th Street, Ste. 500
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 437-8500



Craig G. Adamson
Dart, Adamson & Donovan
370 East South Temple, Suite 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 521-6383

Robert L. Binder, Esq.
Foley & Lardner, LLP
777 East Wisconsin Avenue, #3800
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Phone: (414) 297-5525

Howard C. Emmerman, Esq.
Beermann Swerdlove, LLP
161 North Clark St., Ste. 2600
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 621-9700

Mark J. Feinberg, Esq.
Zelle Hoffman
500 Washington Ave., South
Ste. 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 336-9104

Bernard J. Nussbaum, Esq.
Richard L. Fenton, Esq.
SNR Denton, LLP
233 S Wacker Dr. # 8000
Chicago, IL 60606-6448
Phone: (312) 876-8000

Steven A. Schumeister, Esq.
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP
2800 LaSalle Plaza
800 LaSalle Ave. #2800
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2015
Phone: (612) 349-8500


Southwest/Mountain States

Steven D. Meacham
Peel Brimley LLP
3333 East Serene Avenue, Suite 200
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: (702) 990-7272

Michael Jones, Esq.
Michael R. Jones, PLLC
PO Box 7743
Boise, ID 83707
Phone: (208) 385-7400

George Shipley, Esq.
Shipley Snell Montgomery, LLP
4600 First City Tower
1001 Fannin
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 652-5920

D. Lee Roberts, Jr., Esq.
Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial, LLC
6385 South Rainbow Blvd., Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Phone: (702) 938-3809

Phillip S. Lorenzo, Esq.
Lathrop & Gage, LLP
950 Seventeenth Street, Ste. 2400
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (720) 931-3200

Andrew M. Federhar, Esq.
Fennemore Craig Attorneys
3003 North Central Ave., Ste. 2600
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2913
Phone: (602) 916-5000



Todd Toutin, Esq.
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
1700 Bank of America Plaza
300 South Fourth St., Ste.1700
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702)-383-8888

Michael W. Brimley, Esq.
Peel Brimley, LLP
3333 E. Serene Ave., Ste. 200
Henderson, NV 89074-6571
Phone: (702)-990-7272

Frances Haynes, Esq.
Lewis and Roca, LLP
40 North Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4424
Phone: (602) 262-5710

Robin Gibbs, Esq.
Gibbs & Bruns, LLP
1100 Louisiana St # 5300
Houston, TX 77002-5215
Phone: (713) 650-8805

Brad Holm, Esq.
Holm Wright Hyde Hays
10429 S 51st St .# 285
Phoenix, AZ 85044-5241
Phone: (480) 961-0422


East/Southeast

John Desmarais
Desmarais LLP
230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
Phone: (212) 351-3420

Leslie Payne
Helm Payn & Chorush
600 Travis Street, Suite 6710
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 221-2000

Douglas L. Patin, Esq.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
1133 Connecticut Ave., NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-719-8241

Seth Price, Esq.
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin LLP
191 Peachtree Street, 34th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-588-3420

Stuart H. Singer, Esq.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
401 East Las Olas Blvd., Ste. 1200
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-356-0011

David Lane, Esq.
Lane Law Services
1420 Spring Hill Road
Suite 600
Mc Lean, VA 22102-3006
Phone: 703-749-1296

Ben Subin, Esq.
Holland & Knight LLP
SunTrust Center, Ste. 2600
200 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-8500

William Pratt, Esq.
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Citigroup Center
153 East 53rd St.
New York, New York 10022-4611
Phone: (212) 446-4862

Lee C. Davis, Esq.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP
999 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 2300
Atlanta, GA 30309-3996
Phone: (404) 853-8000

David A. Dial, Esq.
Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial, LLC
3344 Peachtree Road, NE, Ste. 2400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 832.9513

Neil J. Sweeney, Esq.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP
1100 Peachtree St., Ste. 2800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 815-6500



John D. Watson III
Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP
One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205) 521-8436

Michael Hausfeld
Hausfeld LLP
1700 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 540-7200

Val S. McWhorter, Esq.
Smith Pachter McWhorter, PLC
8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Ste. 900
Vienna, Virginia 22182
Phone: (703) 847-6300

A. H. Gaede, Jr., Esq.
Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith, LLP
The Luckie Building – Ste. 415
600 Luckie Dr.
Birmingham, AL. 35223
Phone: (205) 868-4108

E. Mabry Rogers, Esq.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
1819 5th Ave. N # 200
Birmingham, AL 35203-2119
Phone: (205) 521-8225

Barry Weiner, Esq.
Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, PC
255 State St., 7th Fl.
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 742-4200

Steven J. Engelmyer, Esq.
Kleinbard Bell & Brecker, LLP
One Liberty Place
1650 Market St., 46th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 568.2000

John D. Marshall, Jr., Esq.
Griffin Cochrane & Marshall
191 Peachtree St., Ne 20
Atlanta, GA 32043
Phone: (404) 523-2000

Donald G. Gavin, Esq.
Akerman Senterfitt
8100 Boone Blvd., Ste.700
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: (703)790-8750

Stephen B. Shapiro, Esq.
Holland & Knight
2099 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington D.C. 20006
Phone: (202) 955-3000


Hawaii

Robert Klein
McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP
FIve Waterfront Plaza, 4th Floor
500 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI, 96813
Phone: (808) 529-7300

Keith Y. Yamada
Cades Schutte
Cades Schutte Building
1000 Bishop St., Ste.1200
Honolulu, HI, 96813
Phone: (808) 521-9200

Diane D. Hastert, Esq.
Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert
Pauahi Tower
1003 Bishop St., Ste.1600
Honolulu, HI, 96813
Phone: (808) 531.8031

Bert T. Kobayashi, Esq.
Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda
999 Bishop St., 26th Fl.
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 539-8700

Andrew Winer, Esq.
707 Richards St # 1
Honolulu, HI. 96813-4623
Phone: (808) 254-5855

Brad S. Petrus, Esq.
Tom Petrus & Miller, LLC
1164 Bishop St., Ste. 650
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 792-5800



Milton M. Yasunaga, Esq.
Cades Schutte, LLP
1000 Bishop St., Ste.1200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 521-9200
Direct: (808) 544-3833

Keith W. Hunter, Esq.
Dispute Prevention & Resolution
Pauahi Tower
1003 Bishop, Ste.1155
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 523-1234

Roger Moseley, Esq.
Moseley Biehl Tsugawa Lau & Muzzi, LLC
Alakea Corporate Tower
1100 Alakea St., 23rd Fl.
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 531.0490

John T. Hoshibata, Esq.
Bronster Crabtree & Hoshibata
Pauahi Tower
1001 Bishop St., Ste. 2300
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 524-5644

Elton John Bain, Esq.
Kessner Umebayashi Bain & Matsunaga
220 South King St., Ste. 1900
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 536-1900


International

Clifford Cole, Esq.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Suite 1600, 1 First Canadian Place
100 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5X 1G5
Phone: 416-862-3631

Dr. Martin Hicks, Esq.
Beilstein Instiut
Zur Forderung der Chemiscen Wissenschaften
Trakehner Str. 7 - 9
60487 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)69 7167 3211
E-mail: mhicks@beilstein-institut.de



Dr. Markus Meier, Esq.
Hengeler Mueller
Parnerschaft von Rechtsanwalten
Bockenheimer Landstraße 24
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Phone: +49 69 17095-0
Email: markus.meier@hengeler.com

Herman M. P. van Campenhout, Esq.
CEO- Service & Technology
Elsevier B.V. (Corporate Office)
Radarweg 29, Amsterdam 1043 NX
Tel: +31 20 485 3911
Email: h.campenhout@elsevier.com

 

 



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