DAILY JOURNAL EXTRA
DECEMBER 1, 2003
Name: Gerald F. Phillips
Team: Independent, American Film Marketing Association, American Arbitration Association, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
Rate: $500 per hour
Home Field: Century City
Areas: Mediation and arbitration of complex litigation, business and entertainment
Cases: Phillips recently mediated a dispute between two small entertainment companies over the rights to four motion pictures. Last year, Phillips settled a dispute between American and European film distributers. In an arbitration two years ago, Phillips ordered a Korean film distributor to pay a U.S. distributor $1 million for a picture.
Background: Vice President, United Artists Corp.
Quote: "I found Gerald Phillips to be a creative and effective arbitrator able to handle difficult parties and get them to move toward settlement despite themselves." Leonard S. Machtinger, Kenoff & Machtinger