Ruth Glick combines a business and legal background to provide unique and pragmatic skills to facilitate settlements between parties. As a former currency and financial instruments trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's International Monetary Market in Chicago, Ms. Glick mediated very large monetary disputes among traders and institutional market participants. As an executive vice president of a foreign exchange arbitrage firm in charge of floor operations, Ms. Glick developed the business sense and pragmatism necessary to fashion satisfactory settlement options for disputing parties. As the host of a daily television program in Chicago showcasing top business and government leaders, Ms. Glick gained the reputation of a fair and impartial moderator who carefully evaluated the issues and built a consensus among disparate participants. And as a judicial extern for the Honorable William A. Newsom, First District, California State Court of Appeal, Ms. Glick developed the skills to evaluate the legal implications of the dispute.
Ms. Glick is now a Partner of The Angel's Forum, a hybrid venture/angel Silicon Valley fund that invests in technology, software and life sciences. From this vantage point, she gets involved in resolving conflicts and challenges often faced by start-up businesses.
Ms. Glick was an adjunct professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law teaching arbitration and ADR Law for 10 years. She has authored numerous book chapters, law articles for law reviews and professional publications and has made presentations on ADR topics to bar associations and other professional organizations. See ADR Activities.
She is on the Large and Complex Case Panel, National Commercial, Health Care, Real Estate, Labor and Employment Arbitration and Mediation panels of the American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), Office of the Independent Administrator (Kaiser Healthcare) as well as a number of court, industry and permanent government and international ADR panels. See ADR Activities. She has served as a mediator and arbitrator for a number of complex commercial and employment disputes and is listed annually as a Super Lawyer of Northern California. See Experience.
Ms. Glick was the Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association during the 2013-2014 term. During her tenure on the 18,000 member DR Section, she founded WIDR (Women in Dispute Resolution), a growing national and international movement to raise awareness about using qualified women neutrals in proportion to their numbers in the profession.
Ms. Glick served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the California State Bar, a past President of the Mediation Society of San Francisco, past President and Legislative Chair of the California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC), a statewide organization representing the interests of ADR practitioners in Sacramento. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FIArb), Fellow and former Director of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, Distinguished Fellow of The International Academy of Mediators, a Certified Mediator with the International Mediation Institute, a Diplomat Member of the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and a former member of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ADR committee. She earned a B.A. degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She was trained as a mediator for legal disputes at Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers. See ADR Activities.
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