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Paul Simon

President and Founder of Business Mediation Network

Paul Simon is the President and founder of Business Mediation Network, a service that provides career business professionals to serve as mediators of business disputes. As a lawyer, executive and entrepreneur, Paul has been involved in hundreds of business lawsuits.  After serving as law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals in Chicago and practicing commercial law for 11 years, he spent 25 years as a corporate counsel and senior executive advising and managing private and public companies.

In addition to his work as a private mediator, Paul is a civil mediator for trial courts in several judicial districts in the State of Illinois and is a FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator.  He has developed a mediator training program designed specifically for experienced business people and regularly serves as the principal training instructor.  Paul is a frequent speaker on the need for businesses to plan for and better manage business disputes.

Paul received his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law where he was Note and Comment Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.  He earned a bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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