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Hesha Abrams, Esq.

Who is Hesha Abrams, Esq.?

Hesha is a master attorney 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 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.

Interesting cases that
Hesha has resolved

Hesha has worked with many of the Fortune 100 and these major players: Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Baker Hughes, Chevron, Chubb Insurance, ExxonMobil, Facebook, FujiFilm, GE, Google, Haliburton, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kimberly Clark, Nike, NVIDIA, Pepsi, Schlumberger, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, as well as thousands of smaller companies, individuals, and inventors.

  • Massive pharmaceutical inventorship dispute involving multiple parties, a major university, noteworthy PhDs, venture capital firms, and a multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical giant; settlement was worth several billion dollars.

  • The fight over ownership of the recipe for Pepsi.

  • Responsibility over a major nine figure environmental cleanup site for ExxonMobil; cleaning up toxins from leaching into our groundwater where our wheat is grown.

  • Approximately $500 million plus settlements over significant telecommunication patents for Verizon, Vonage, AT&T, and Sprint.

  • Patent infringement and theft of trade secrets disputes for Fortune 500 cosmetics companies: Cellex C and Skinceuticals.

  • Mass computer systems patent infringement suits for Google, IBM, and others.

  • Major hospitals fighting over trademarks: branding Medical City and Childrens Hospital.

  • 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.

  • Resolved eight-party construction dispute over Whole Foods' large building roof cave-in.

  • Website hostage suits involving South American gangsters.

  • Settled death, brain damage, and class action breast implant cases.

  • Class action over substandard care in nursing homes.

  • Asbestos litigation involving massive insurance claims.

  • Airplane crash case involving Army Reserve officers.

  • Large employment and discrimination class actions.

  • Municipalities involved in heated political firings.

  • Disability access case against historic hotel.

  • Internal law firm disputes for large national law firms.

  • Established management-union partnership councils at four VA medical centers.

  • Antitrust and securities fraud matters among corporate interests.

  • High profile software litigation among confidential parties.

Hesha is a sought-after speaker for keynotes, corporate events, trainings, and fireside chats.

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