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Alternative Dispute Resolution Affinity Group


​The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Affinity Group provides a forum to network and educate members regarding legal developments and best practices in addressing conflicts within the health care system. The ADR Affinity Group assists members who participate in arbitration, mediation, and peer review hearings as an advocate and/or as a neutral as well as those who assist health care organizations in managing internal conflicts and preventing litigation.

ADR AG Resources

ADR AG Alerts and Bulletins

  • March 9, 2018 - Georgia Appeals Court Invalidates Agreement to Arbitrate
  • February 1, 2018 - Georgia Proposals Would Provide Mechanisms for Resolution of “Surprise” Medical Bill Disputes
  • May 17, 2017 - SCOTUS Strikes Down State Court Decision Discriminating Against Arbitration
  • May 10, 2017 - More Confusion on Arbitrability
  • March 6, 2017 - Texas Bill Would Expand “Balance Billing” Mediation
  • November 18, 2016 - Preliminary Injunction Issued Enjoining New CMS Rule Barring Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements
  • October 19, 2016 - Nursing Home Association Sues United States over Final Rule Restricting Arbitration
  • September 23, 2016 - Rhode Island Superior Court Denies Nursing Home Motion to Dismiss or Stay Proceedings and Compel Arbitration
  • August 17, 2016 - Binding Dispute Resolution Process Proposed for Section 340B Program
  • May 3, 2016 - SCOTUS Denies Review of Eleventh Circuit Decision Refusing to Compel Arbitration in Nursing Home Dispute
  • March 18, 2016 - NLRB Judge Orders Cedars-Sinai to Rescind or Revise Mandatory Arbitration Agreements
  • February 4, 2016 - Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Compel Arbitration of Wrongful-Death Claim Against Nursing Facility
  • January 14, 2016 - U.S. Supreme Court Removes from Argument Calendar Health Care Case Questioning FAA Preemption of California Arbitration Rule


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George Lafeyette Morris Vice Chair Cabaniss Johnston Gardner Dumas & O'neal LLP Birmingham, AL 205-716-5200 Email
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James E. Purcell Chair Jim Purcell ADR Hyannis, MA (401) 258-1262 Email
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William Jerad Rissler Vice Chair Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Atlanta, GA (404) 873-8780 Email
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Serene K. Zeni Vice Chair Seyburn Kahn Southfield, MI (248) 351-3553 Email


You must be a member of the Health Care Liability and Litigation or Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group or a government, academic, or student member, or have paid for all-Practice Groups access to enroll in this Affinity Group. You will remain a member as long as you are a member of its sponsoring Practice Groups or maintain membership in one of the aforementioned membership categories.

To enroll in this Affinity Group (or if you are not a member of the sponsoring Practice Group(s) and would like to join now), please contact the Member Satisfaction Center at or (202) 833-1100, #2 or complete and return the enrollment form.

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