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Kramon & Graham attorneys author Thomson Reuters Practical Law arbitration guide
Andrew Jay Graham and Jean Lewis co-author Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Maryland

Andrew Jay GrahamJean E. LewisFor companies that have learned to use arbitration effectively, the promised benefits of lower costs, expedited dispute resolutions, and outcomes that preserve relationships is a reality. But what happens when the losing party refuses to pay or voluntarily comply with the decision?

"In that case, the prevailing party may need to confirm the award to turn it into an enforceable judgment," said Andrew Jay Graham, co-author of the recently released Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Maryland, a legal guide published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law. "'Enforcing Arbitration' explains how to enforce arbitral awards in Maryland state and federal courts," he added. 

Co-author Jean Lewis explained: "The guide describes the grounds on which a party may challenge enforcement under Maryland and federal law. It explains the legal standards and procedure for vacating, modifying, correcting, or appealing an arbitration award in Maryland state or federal court."

With an exceptional track record in dispute resolution, Mr. Graham and Ms. Lewis are recognized as authorities in arbitration and were invited by Thomson Reuters to draft the Maryland arbitration guide. Mr. Graham, a co-founder of the litigation firm Kramon & Graham, has been involved in many high-profile cases and jury trials across the country. He 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.

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

The guide is available on Thomson Reuters Practical Law website (subscription) and available in full here: "Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Maryland."