FedArb is proud to announce that Elpidio “PD” Villarreal has joined its panel. He will be based in New York and serve as an arbitrator, mediator and oversee corporate investigations.
Mr. Villarreal is a seasoned litigator with 35 years of practical dispute resolution experience. Previously, he served as a partner at a major law firm, a senior litigator at GE and as chief litigator for three major pharmaceutical companies.
Mr. Villarreal has overseen the litigation, management, disposition and settlement of thousands of lawsuits involving a vast array of subject matters and legal issues. He has particular in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical and life sciences field. He has extensive experience in internal and government investigations, class actions, product liability, intellectual property and general commercial and contractual litigation.
“PD knows how to boil down a myriad of issues and work with the parties to figure out what the best possible outcomes should be,” said Kennen D. Hagen, FedArb president and CEO. “He’s incredibly thoughtful and creative and we’re very excited to have him join our panel.”
Throughout his career, Mr. Villarreal has maintained a keen interest in alternatives to litigation such as mediation and arbitration and has resolved large volumes of cases through these methods, becoming personally involved in the mediation and arbitration process. He has served on the Board of the CPR International Institute for Dispute Resolution.
For over a decade, the leading law firms have used FedArb’s panel of more than 60 former Article III federal judges and 30 distinguished neutrals to successfully mediate and arbitrate hundreds of high profile complex civil cases–typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation. FedArb’s panelists also work with law firms on internal investigations, mock trials and on corporate monitoring assignments. FedArb provides around-the-clock administrative services and requires its neutrals to honor the parties’ deadlines, saving clients time and money.