Senior Fellow – India

Prachi Mehta is an experienced mediator specializing in complex family matters, corporate disputes, and multi-party, multi-issue cases.

About Prachi Mehta

Prachi Mehta has practiced mediation for 12 years and specializes in complex family matters, corporate disputes, and multi-party, multi-issue cases. In addition to her private mediation practice (The ADR Group “TAG”), Ms. Mehta has worked with Delhi courts as a mediator for the resolution of court referred matters. She has also worked with the Gould Negotiation Centre at Stanford University as a visiting researcher where she conducted research on proposed mechanisms to increase dispute resolution in the Indian corporate landscape.

Ms. Mehta received her formal training in mediation in India, under the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC) established by the Supreme Court of India. She has also trained at the JAMS offices as part of the Weinstein JAMS International Fellows program, and has successfully completed the Advanced Mediation Program at Harvard Law School.

Ms. Mehta trained as a lawyer at New York University and is registered to practice in New York, California, and New Delhi, India. Prior to making mediation her primary area of practice, she worked as an attorney in New York for Davis Polk LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California. Ms. Mehta has also worked as a senior consultant at J. Sagar Associates in New Delhi, India.

Mediation Practice

Ms. Mehta founded The ADR Group (“TAG”) in 2019, and it is a “one stop shop” for all alternative dispute resolution matters. At TAG, Ms. Mehta has undertaken and successfully resolved several commercial and family disputes in the last year. TAG has also partnered with Art of Living (“AOL”), a non-profit, educational, and humanitarian organization founded by humanitarian and spiritual teacher, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Through this partnership, TAG has worked on the training and deployment of mediators to reach grass root levels in India and develop community mediation with the aim of making dispute resolution accessible for all.

ADR Achievements and Training

  • Advanced Mediation Program at Harvard Law School

ADR Teaching and Mentoring

Ms. Mehta has trained over 40 mediators for Art of Living (“AOL”) and is currently working on establishing a community mediation center with AOL in various Indian cities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these trained mediators, under guidance from Ms. Mehta, have helped resolve various disputes that made use of the AOL crisis helplines.

Publications and Education

Educational Qualifications

  • Advanced Mediation Workshop: Mediating Complex Disputes, Harvard Law School, USA, 2019
  • Master in Law, New York University School of Law, USA, 2005
  • Bachelor of Laws, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in English, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India, 2001

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