TMS Event Details

Event Title: How to Bring Our Mediation Skills to the Political Process and Difficult Conversations

Event Type: Society Session


Cooper, White & Cooper LLP
201 California Street, 17th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Please note, presentation materials will not be distributed on site. An email will be sent out 1-2 days before the event, with digital documents (if any) so please check your email prior to attending the Society Session.

Presenter: Frank Russo

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: Noon to 1:30pm

Please provide your own lunch.


A discussion of what we as mediators can bring to the table to resolve public policy disputes



George Melchoir “Duf” Sundheim Federal court mediator and principal at GPS Mediation.  Chair of California Republican Party 2003-2007 and 2016 Republican Candidate for U, S, Senate.






Nina Senn, a Democrat and elected member of the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education, a nonpartisan office. Federal court mediator and past president of SEEDS Community Resolution Center. As an attorney, she has served as in-house counsel to multi-billion dollar global companies in Europe and the U.S. with a focus on strategic partnerships.



Moderated by Frank D. Russo, mediator, arbitrator, former Democratic Party official and Legal Counsel to Speaker of the California Assembly Willie Brown.