CSR Conducts Three day Mediation Workshop in Rio

CSR’s Bob Randolph and Frank Carr have just returned from conducting a successful three-day mediation workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was CSR’s third trip to Brazil to conduct mediation training. Given Frank Carr’s and CSR’s expertise in construction dispute resolution, the workshop focused on construction mediation issues that Brasil companies might face in […] Read more »


In 2015, CSR partner, Frank Carr, successfully completed two Dispute Review Boards where the disputes had been pending for a number of years. As Chairman of the Board in Washington, D.C., Frank reports that there were no disputes remaining between the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) and its contractor at the conclusion of the […] Read more »

CSR’s Bob Randolph Provides Training to NGA on “Unconscious Bias”

Bob Randolph gave a one-day training for the National Geospatial Agency in September, 2014 on the cutting-edge subject of “unconscious bias,” sometimes labeled “implicit bias.” We Americans have traditionally believed discrimination to be conscious and intentional and have worked hard through civil rights initiatives and societal pressures to create a just and equitable society and […] Read more »

Pete Swanson continues to provide mediation training assistance in Kosovo

Building on the mediation training provided to US AID’s Commercial Law Enforcement Project in October of 2013, Pete Swanson returned to Kosovo for three weeks in March, 2014, to provide additional assistance to budding Kosovar mediators. Pete provided refresher training to seasoned mediators in Pristina, more basic training to a new cadre of mediators based […] Read more »

CSR Provides International Mediation Training In Brazil

Frank Carr and Bob Randolph have just completed a successful three day international commercial mediation training in Sao Paolo, Brasil (November 15-17), for The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) and CAMARB. CPR (based in NYC) is the leading non-profit independent resource helping global business and their lawyers resolve complex commercial disputes more […] Read more »

CSR conducts an international commercial arbitration and mediation training for government officials in Turkmenistan

Bob Randolph and his colleague, Mark Ball, conducted a four day “International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation” training” seminar (July 9-12, 2013) for governmental officials in Turkmenistan which was delivered under the auspices of USAID and Deloitte Consulting, LLP. The program covered drafting “modern” arbitration laws, drafting investment treaties and contracts, and the arbitration/mediation of investment […] Read more »

CSR awarded contracts with National Archives and Records Administration services to provide extensive dispute resolution services for agency.

CSR has been awarded several contracts to provide extensive dispute resolution and organizational development services to various components of the National Archives, including a Presidential Library, a Federal Records Center, and various components within Headquarters at College Park, Maryland. This work is lead by CSR partner Pete Swanson. (July 8, 2013) Read more »

CSR to provide Strategic Planning and Facilitation assistance to a major office within the Department of Interior.

CSR partner Pete Swanson, under a subcontract with Carol Houk International, LLC, is providing strategic planning assistance to a key office within the Department of Interior under the auspices of the Office for Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution. Work commenced in summer and will proceed through the fall. (July 1, 2013) Read more »

CSR appointed by Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea to conduct review of Court Annexed Mediation Program.

Under a contract with the International Finance Corporation, CSR was appointed by the Supreme and National Courts of Papua new Guinea to do a review of their country-wide court annexed mediation program and to provide recommendations for growth and expansion of the initiative. CSR partner Pete Swanson traveled to PNG in April for the month […] Read more »