Gilda R. Turitz, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in San Francisco, California.
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MEMBER PROFILE: Gilda R. Turitz
 
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Gilda R. Turitz
Turitz Dispute Resolution
Four Embarcadero, Suite 1400
PMB #70
San Francisco, CA 94111

Tel: (415) 324-8822
Fax:
Email: gt@turitzadr.com
www.sideman.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 22 Sep 17

 




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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
 
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Serving the following Counties:
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Yolo

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CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Gilda R. Turitz has experience in settling the following civil matters:
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PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:
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Gilda R. Turitz is a full-time commercial arbitrator and mediator of complex commercial disputes, and previously a business trial lawyer with over 30 years' experience, based in San Francisco California.  Before establishing Turitz Dispute Resolution in September 2017, Ms. Turitz was a partner in, and the ADR and litigation practice group leader of, Sideman & Bancroft LLP, a woman-owned law firm.  Prior to that, Ms. Turitz was the litigation practice group leader in the San Francisco office of the international law firm of Graham & James LLP.

Ms. Turitz has a regional and state-wide practice and is available to hear cases nationwide.  Cases arbitrated and mediated run the gamut from the most complex commercial multi-contract and multi-party disputes to two party breach of contract claims, business tort, fraud, unfair business practices, securities, franchise, intellectual property and trusts and estates cases.   In her practice, Ms. Turitz handles many "business divorces" that involve intra-corporate, partnership and LLC disputes as well as family-owned businesses; professional liability, including attorney and accountant malpractice; and employment matters involving trade secrets and non-competition and non-solicitation issues. 

Ms. Turitz serves on the National Commercial Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Mediation Panels of the American Arbitration Association; on CPR's Panel of Distinguished Neutrals (California ADR Panel and Banking, Accounting, and Financial Services Panel); on the Panel of Trademark Mediators of the International Trademark Association (INTA); and on mediation and early neutral evaluation panels for the U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.) and Bay Area state courts.   In SEC v. Prudential Securities (1994-1996), Ms. Turitz was appointed arbitrator in more than 300 arbitrations involving investor suitability and misrepresentation claims.

Ms. Turitz has been active in and held leadership roles in various ABA groups, including currently serving as Co-Chair of the Women in Dispute Resolution (WIDR) Committee of the Section of Dispute Resolution.   In the Litigation Section, she has held leadership positions in the ADR and Woman Advocate Committees.  In the Law Practice Management Section, she served as Co-Chair of Women Rainmakers group and was awarded that Section's Golden Hammer Award for her efforts in shattering the glass ceiling.  






Education:
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  • University of California, Davis, School of Law - J.D., May 1980 (Order of the Coif, Law Review)
  • University of California, Berkeley - School of Library and Information Studies Master of Library Science, June 1972
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - B.A. With Distinction, December 1970 - Dual Major in Russian and Spanish Languages and Literatures (NDEA Fellowship recipient for study of Russian)

Languages
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English, Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • American Bar Association:
  • Co-Chair, Women in Dispute Resolution (WIDR) Committee, Section of Dispute Resolution, 2015-present
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of Litigation Section, Co-Chair, Program Subcommittee, 2012-present; Co-Chair, Diversity Subcommittee, 2013-present
  • Woman Advocate Committee of Litigation Section, Co-Chair, Membership Committee, 2009–11; Co-Chair, Rainmaking/Networking Committee, 2011-12; Editor, The Woman Advocate Newsletter, 2012-15 (editor of ADR-themed issue, Winter 2013)
  • Co-Chair, Women Rainmakers Interest Group, Law Practice Management Section, 1992 – 1996; Executive Committee/Advisor, Women Rainmakers, 1996–2007
  • California State Bar ADR Committee, appointed member, 2013-present.
  • Equal Rights Advocates, Board of Directors, 2015-present 
  • The Mediation Society, Board of Directors, 2012–2015
  • American Arbitration Association, Member of Advisory Council, San Francisco office, 2000–2010
  • Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (ADR-NC, formerly Northern California Mediation Association), Board of Directors and Treasurer, 2001–02
  • Anti-Defamation League, Central Pacific Region, Board of Directors, 2002-15; Executive Committee, 2004–09, 2013-15; Chair, Civil Rights Committee, 2013-15; National Civil Rights Committee and National Legal Affairs Committee member; Assistant National Commissioner, 2013-present
  • Pilot/LEGIS, Board of Directors, and Claims Committee, 2004–present


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