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Kramon & Graham collaborates with Thomson Reuters Practical Law

Thomson Reuters Practical Law has just released the latest Maryland arbitration Practice Note, Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Maryland. Authored by Kramon & Graham principals Andrew Jay Graham, Jean Lewis, and Louis Malick, the guide provides practical, state-specific information to lawyers seeking judicial assistance to compel or stay arbitration in Maryland state court.

When a party commences a lawsuit on an issue subject to an arbitration agreement, the opposing party may need to seek a court order to stay the litigation and compel arbitration. Likewise, when a party starts an arbitration proceeding in the absence of an arbitration agreement, the opposing party may need to seek a court order staying the arbitration. In Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Maryland, the authors describe the key issues counsel should consider before seeking judicial assistance, and outline the steps to obtaining a court order.

Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Maryland is Kramon & Graham's second collaboration with Thomson Reuters Practical Law. An earlier resource guide, Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Maryland, was published last year.

Kramon & Graham's alternative dispute resolution practice is nationally known, and both Mr. Graham and Ms. Lewis are recognized as authorities in the field. Mr. Graham is a founding member of ADR Maryland, a nonprofit forum for alternative dispute resolution, and a skilled neutral serving in complex commercial mediations and arbitrations. He has been involved in many high-profile cases and jury trials across the country.

Ms. Lewis is a leader of Kramon & Graham's Commercial Litigation and Internal Investigations practice groups. She regularly represents clients in high-stakes cases, and has successfully tried cases and significant arbitrations on behalf of trustees and corporate clients in jurisdictions across the country.

A member of the firm's litigation practice, Mr. Malick represents entities and individuals in complex commercial litigation and business disputes.