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Hagit Shaked-Gvili

Senior Fellow – Israel

Hagit Shaked-Gvili is a full time ADR specialist and one of Israel’s mediation pioneers. Known for her ability to deal with matters that involve cross-cultural and complex commercial, legal, and emotional issues, she has settled thousands of cases in Israel and abroad.

About Hagit Shaked-Gvili

Hagit Shaked-Gvili is a full time ADR specialist and one of Israel’s mediation pioneers. Known for her ability to deal with matters that involve cross-cultural and complex commercial, legal, and emotional issues, she has settled thousands of cases in Israel and abroad.

Ms. Shaked was the founder and then director of the first case management and Alternative Dispute Resolution court program in the Tel Aviv District (1998). The success of the program led to implementation of its methods in other Israeli Court districts. 

She served as a member of the Tel Aviv Bar Association ADR Committee, as well as a member of the International Mediation Committee of the American Bar Association. She advised the Israeli Administration of Courts and the Rubinstein Committee on the exploration of the use of ADR in Israeli Courts.

Ms. Shaked is the embodiment of the notion that an individual is a reflection of both heredity and environment. She was born and raised in Akko, one of the only Israeli cities where Christians, Jews, and Muslims live in integrated co-existence. From early childhood, she was exposed to the difficulties arising from the multi-cultural population that characterizes Israel. Her attraction to conflict resolution, together with her sensitivity to fairness and justice, led her to pursue a career in the legal arena.

Mediation and Arbitration Practice

Since 2012, Ms. Shaked has been a partner of A. Gabrieli & Co., one of Israel’s leading dispute resolution law firms, with extensive experience in commercial litigation and civil law, and an emphasis on the resolution of complex and multi-party legal disputes, both in Israel and around the world.

Ms. Shaked approaches each case with a sense of responsibility and commitment to helping the parties resolve their disagreements in the most efficient, professional and equitable manner possible. Her unique dispute resolution method is characterized by a thorough, well-informed management of an impartial, proactive, creative and focused process, with the clear objective of reaching the best possible solution for the parties.

Two decades of practical experience in conducting legally and emotionally complex mediation and arbitration procedures allows her to effectively and successfully manage the mediation process, from developing a negotiation strategy, to formulating the agreement.

ADR Achievements and Training

ADR Achievements

  • Ms. Shaked has led thousands of complex civil disputes, both in Israel and abroad, to resolution. She established the foundations for court-annexed ADR programs in the Israeli Courts and is a leader of ADR initiatives and legislation in Israel and beyond.
  • Visiting Scholar, Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, Stanford Law School (2009-2011)
  • Weinstein JAMS International Fellow (2010)
  • Training for Early Neutral Evaluators, California Northern District of Federal Courts (2010)

ADR Training

  • Self-Reflection for Conflict Professionals, Gary Friedman Headlands Institute, California (2010)
  • Mediation Pedagogy, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School (2009)
  • Training for Temporary Judge, Superior Court of California-Santa Clara (2009)
  • Advanced Mediation Training, Steven Rosenberg, Mill Valley, California (2008)
  • Family Mediation Training, The National Institute of Mediation, Israeli Bar Association (2007)
  • Strategies and New Approaches to Administration of Courts, Tel Aviv University School of Management (2003)
  • Mediation Training, Shmuel Ne’eman Institute for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (1998)

ADR Teaching and Mentoring

  • Lecturer, Bar Ilan University (2012 – present)
  • Lectures at international conferences and forums on subjects such as: international commercial mediation, mediation advocacy, formulating dispute resolution systems, and conducting cross-cultural negotiations
  • Leads consensus-building roundtables, onsite and offsite conflict resolution & negotiation training, and advises businesses on the development of dispute systems designs
  • Judge, ICC Paris, 7th International Commercial Mediation Competition (2012)
  • Faculty Member, Bar Ilan University, “Regulating Dispute Systems in Israel” (2012)
  • Faculty Member, Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference, American Bar Association (2010)

Publications and Education

Publications

“Dispute System Design: A Comparative Study of India, Israel and California,” Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 14 (2013)

The Variegated Landscape of Mediation: A Comparative Study of Mediation Regulation and Practices in Europe and Around the World, eds. Manon Schonewille and Fred Schonewille, Eleven International Publishing (2014)

Educational Qualifications

  • Israeli Supreme Court Ozmat Institute for Advanced Studies (2004-2007)
  • Tel Aviv University, Law and Literature (2008)
  • LL.M., Bar-Ilan University, Israel (2001)
  • LL.B., University of Northumbria at Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (1997)

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