Hesha is a master mediator who has written and spoken widely to audiences around the globe who are seeking a better understanding of conflict and pragmatic ways to resolve it. Most people are so afraid of conflict. It raises their blood pressure, makes them nervous or afraid and aggressive when that is their only tool. Defusing this tension and helping create harmony where once there was discord, is Hesha’s life’s work. She wrote Holding the Calm as a way to share real tools that actually work so that other people can benefit from her experience and resolve conflict and defuse tension in their corner of the world.
Hesha has worked all over the world with parties from around the globe in complex commercial, business, and patent licensing deals. She taught mediation and negotiation at the 2001 International Symposium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in The Hague. She was on the national panel for Dow Corning Implant cases and was the Chair of the Texas Bar Intellectual Property ADR Committee. She has been appointed Delegate to the Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1988, 1990, and 2002, was elected as a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 2006, and received the Brutsché Award for Excellence in Mediation from the Association of Attorney Mediators. She is a member of the Texas Chapter - National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Hesha lives in Dallas, Texas and Sarasota, Florida with her magnificent pilot husband - who must be an eagle because he is happiest in the sky. She has four wonderful adult children who enrich her life and four adorable grandchildren who are the joy of her life. Walking the beach looking for pirate treasure with them delights her heart. Sharing this book and its tools to make your life more harmonious makes her smile thinking that maybe, just maybe, we can make this world a better and more peaceful place.
INTERESTING CASES THAT HESHA HAS RESOLVED
Hesha has worked with Apple, Verizon, IBM, Amazon, Kimberly Clark, Haliburton, GE, FujiFilm, Nividia, and Chevron and over the years many of the Fortune 100 including all the major players, i.e., Google, Nike, Schlumberge’, Exxon-Mobile, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Bake Hughes, Hewlett Packard, Pepsi, Chubb Insurance, as well as thousands of small companies, individuals, and inventors.
A few representative matters of interest that she has successfully resolved or settled:
1.) Massive pharmaceutical inventorship dispute involving multiple parties, a major university, noteworthy PhD’s, venture capital firms and a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical giant, settlement was worth several billion dollars
2.) The fight over ownership of the recipe for Pepsi
3.) Approximately $250 million plus settlements over significant telecommunication patents for Verizon, Vonage, AT&T and Sprint
4.) Responsibility over a major nine figure environmental cleanup site for Exxon-Mobile cleaning up toxins from leaching into our groundwater where our wheat is grown
5.) Mass computer systems patent infringement suits for Google, IBM and others
6.)Patent infringement and theft of trade secrets disputes for fortune 500 cosmetics companies ( Cellex C and Skinceuticals)
7.) Major hospitals fighting over trademarks and branding (Medical City and Childrens Hospital)
8.) Created a settlement in an emotional and highly political fight over teaching the Bible in public schools in a Texas school district involving the ACLU, parents and community leaders
9.) Resolved eight party construction dispute over Whole Foods large building roof cave-in
10.) Website hostage suits involving South American Gangsters. Settled death, brain damage and class action breast implant cases
11.) Class action over substandard care in nursing homes
12.) Asbestos litigation involving massive insurance claims
13.) Airplane crash case involving army reserve officers;Large employment and discrimination class actions
14.) Municipalities involved in heated political firings
15.) Disability access case against historic hotel
16.) Internal law firm disputes for large national lawfirms
17.) Established management-union partnership councils at four VA medical centers
18.) Resolved 25 year court desegregation order for a Texas community
19.) Antitrust and securities fraud matters among corporate interests, High profile software litigation among confidential parties
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