Team

Giuseppe De Palo


Starting in August 2015, Professor De Palo has been appointed as new Ombudsman for the United Nations Funds and Programmes. He is based in New York City. During his term as Ombudsman, Professor De Palo will not be available to serve as mediator, nor in any other capacity, for ADR Center.
Prof. De Palo is President of ADR Center SpA. He is also International Professor of ADR Law and Practice at Hamline University School of Law. In addition, he teaches International Negotiation Theory and Practice at the Interdepartmental Research Center in European and International Studies of the Sapienza Università di Roma. He is a mediator of […]

Leonardo D’Urso


Mr. D’Urso is the CEO and co-founder of ADR Center. He is an expert on creating Conflict Management Systems (CMS), managing business negotiations, and mediating complex commercial disputes. He is responsible for the high quality and constant improvement of “case management” for the national and international mediations and arbitrations administered by ADR Center, as well […]

Christopher Honeyman


Mr. Honeyman is the lead external consultant to ADR Center. He has served as mediator, arbitrator and in other neutral capacities in more than 2,000 disputes since the 1970s, and as a consultant to numerous academic and practical conflict resolution programmes in the U.S. and abroad. From 1990 to 2005 he directed a succession of […]

Elena Ciancio


Ms. Ciancio, the senior staff member of ADR Center, is responsible for the management and coordination of international technical assistance projects and for the planning, organization, and implementation of numerous training courses, summer schools, seminars, and workshops on international negotiation and ADR.

Jay Welsh


Mr. Welsh is Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of JAMS, the world’s largest private mediation and arbitration firm. A frequent lecturer and speaker, he conducts numerous training programmes in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and related topics throughout the world. He has assisted numerous businesses and government agencies in the formation and implementation of ADR programmes, and […]

James Coben


Professor Coben is Professor of Law at Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Professor Coben directs the Dispute Resolution Institute (DRI) at Hamline, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top five U.S. programmes in its field. He teaches civil procedure, dispute resolution practice, mediation, and negotiation.

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