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Laura Engelhardt
Neutrality Now LLC

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139 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901
USA
917-790-3754

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Description of Practice

Laura Engelhardt is the founder of Neutrality Now, LLC, and mediates disputes both online and in-person. Known for her ability to facilitate difficult discussions, she helps parties resolve disputes both before and after litigation has been filed. Laura specializes in bankruptcy, civil and estate-related disputes. With a broad-range of subject matter expertise, Laura is able to successfully mediate cases even after parties have given up the possibility of a negotiated resolution. Neutrality Now does not mediate divorce or custodial disputes.

Professional Background

Until 2017, Laura was a compliance manager at Goldman Sachs and Co., where she gained extensive experience in both securities legal and regulatory matters, as well as personnel issues. A past manager of multiple international compliance teams, she is familiar with the challenges of working cross-culturally in a complex multinational organization. This understanding has been crucial to enabling her to quickly understand intra-firm conflicts to enable parties to achieve resolution of difficult intra-company issues.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Laura was a bankruptcy and finance attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Her deep experience with debtor-creditor issues and complex commercial disputes has enabled her to swiftly understand the legal and business background of her dispute resolution clients' disputes to help them arrive at resolution.

Experience

Laura is one of only 500 professionals in the country who have completed the American Bankruptcy Institute bankruptcy mediation training program. With extensive experience mediating both contractual and community disputes, Laura is able to help parties reach resolution by applying the tools of both directive and facilitative mediation. With a flexible communication style, Laura is able to meet parties where they are, and help them arrive where they need to be in order to understand their options and make the right decisions.

Degrees

J.D. Stanford Law School

B.A. Hamilton College

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2020    Mediate.Com    Online Mediation Training (20 Hrs.)
2018    ABI    Bankruptcy Mediation (40 Hrs.)
2018    LWV, Better Angels Organization    Various Facilitation Trainings (8 Hrs.)
2018    NJ Association of Professional Mediators    NJ Mediation (6 Hrs.)
2017-2018    New York Peace Institute    Basic, Advanced & Civil Court Mediation (86 Hrs.)
2017    FINRA    FINRA Arbitration Training (10 Hrs.)
1999    Stanford Law School    Mediation - (4 Law School Credits)

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Bullying
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Faith Based
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Online Mediation
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Securities
  • Small Claims

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.