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Victoria Pynchon

As the co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training, I offer my services as a keynote speaker, trainer and consultant....

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Victoria Pynchon

As the co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training, I offer my services as a keynote speaker, trainer and consultant.

In addition to walking high performing and high potential business, professional and entrepreneurial women through negotiations to improve their lives, their income and their careers, I continue the work I did as a mediator of complex commercial litigation. I also continue to arbitrate commercial disputes with the American Arbitration Association's Expedited Commercial Panel in downtown Los Angeles. 

I am the author of two books - The Grownups' ABCs of Conflict Resolution, Second Edition (She Negotiates Press, 2013) and Success as a Mediator for Dummies (Wiley & Sons, 2012). 

As contract drafting guru Ken Adams said of the first edition of the ABC's in his terrific Adam's Drafting Blog,

The book is what the title suggests it is: an imaginative and candid introduction to conflict resolution fit in an A-to-Z framework. It’s a pleasure to read, as it’s free of the dead hand of write-like-a-lawyer prose. Anyone, whatever their background, who is interested in getting a sense of what’s involved in resolving disputes would find A is for Asshole a good place to start.

I blog on negotiation here where I pay attention to the settlement of legal disputes and at She Negotiates where I pay attention to the benefits to and challenges of women negotiating on their own behalves as well as on behalf of those they love and care about.

I act locally and think globally in everything I do, personally, professionally, and politically.

Thanks for stopping by. If I can be of service, please call me directly (213.220.3865) or email me at victoria@shenegotiates.com.  You can follow me and She Negotiates on Twitter here and here. My Facebook page is here; the Facebook page for She Negotiates is here.

My Mediation and Arbitration Services

I help attorneys resolve the same type of complex commercial case I litigated for more than a quarter century with such firms as the Philadelphia-based Pepper, Hamilton; the Los Angeles-based Buchalter, Nemer and the San Francisco-based Hancock, Rothert & Bunshoft (now merged with Duane Morris

I received my LL.M. in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute and my law degree, Order of the Coif, from University of California at Davis King Hall School of Law

Recent and Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Association of Legal Administrators Annual Conference, Anchorage Alaska, October, 2013

Lean Up! Finding and Seizing Opportunities for Growth, Private Law Librarian Summit, Seattle, July, 2013.

LACBA-WLALA Joint Task Force: The Indispensable Woman Lawyer—Getting Results From Law Firm Advancement and Promotion Initiatives, June 2013.

Take It Up a Notch, Colorado Women's Bar Association Annual Conference, May 2013.

The Art of Negotiations: Winning without Wrangling, with Paul Bent for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's Legal Forum, May, 2013.

Demonstrate Your Value, Women In Law Institute, University of Austin, Texas, School of Law, March 2013.

Communication Skills, Can We Talk? 2012 Women in Law Leadership Academy, San Francisco, December

Association of Women's Bar Associations, Panelist, Annual Summit, Chicago, 2012.

Ms. JD, She Leads Conference, She Negotiates Panel, Washington, D.C., October, 2012.

Pennsylvania Conference For Women, Philadelphia, October, 2012.

Texas Conference for Women, Austin, October, 2012.

Getting What You Want: Mutual Benefit Negotiation for Women, Annual Conference, Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance, October, 2012.

Alice's Adventures in Negotiation Land, Florida Association of Women Lawyers Annual Meeting, September, 2012.

Negotiating Pink and Blue, Association of Legal Administrators Annual Conference, Honolulu, September, 2012

Defense Research Institute Sharing Success SeminarShe Negotiates and Changes EverythingFebruary, 2012

South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, What's Next for Working Women? with Gloria Steinem, Gloria Feldt, Jamia Wilson and Shelby Knox, October 2011

National Association of Women MBAs Annual ConferencInfluence and Negotiations: Ask and You Shall Receive, Dallas, Texas, September 2011.

Recent Publications

Forbes: On the Docket  and Forbes Woman She Negotiates Blogs (2010 to 2013)

The Daily Muse "Ask the Negotiators" bi-monthly advice column

Why It's OK to Flirt Your Way to the Top, CNN International, November 2012

Negotiating Success: What to Learn from Marissa Mayers' Compensation Package, LifeHacker, August, 2012

Negotiating Gender:  Why So Few Women Neutrals?  ABA Journal: Law Practice Today, April 2010

When Talks Reach an Impasse, Mediators Work Their Magic, Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 30, 2008

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live, The Advocate, October 2009 (the Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California)

Shame by Any Other Name: Lessons for Restorative Justice from the Principles, Traditions and Practices of Alcoholics Anonymous, Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Journal 5(2): 299-324 (2005)

I was interviewed twice on Marketplace, Consumers Display Negotiating Nerve in February of 2009 and Women Lawyers Still Hit Glass Ceiling in August of 2013. The work of She Negotiates was featured on NPR's All Things Considered in February of 2011. I also appeared twice on Minnesota Public Radio to comment on Minnesota's budget impasse in May and June of 2011. 

In-House Trainings

The City of San Gabriel, Baker & McKenzie, Qwest Communications, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Kraft Foods and dozens of AmLaw 100 firms.

 

 

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