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Ms. Sasha S. Philip to be a Speaker at the 2015 Claims College –School of Mediation

Ms. Sasha S. Philip, Mediator & Arbitrator, Philip Mediation  will be a speaker at the CLM 2015 Claims College School of Mediation. The2015 Claims College will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 9-12.

Each school is comprised of three levels and successful completion of all levels in a particular school will earn participants a respected and sought after designation, which will become the industry standard for identifying top-notch claims professionals. For individual schools, levels consist of pre-course reading materials, in-class instruction, group projects and an exam. The Claims College is not an industry seminar or conference, this is a true educational experience designed to help educate and grow the claims profession.

Sasha S. Philip is a licensed attorney who practiced civil defense litigation for well over a decade before becoming a certified professional mediator and arbitrator, based on the conviction that conflict is most effectively resolved without the financial and emotional costs of litigation.

Ms. Philip is trained and experienced in mediations of litigated cases as well as the facilitative mediation model. As such, she is able to effectively utilize a wide spectrum of techniques in order to tailor mediations to the needs of attorneys and claims professionals, as well as their individual and corporate clients. Ms. Philip is also available to act as an agreed-upon arbitrator in private arbitrations as well as MAR and UM/UIM arbitrations.

Ms. Philip draws on her extensive experience representing parties in mediations and arbitrations of litigated cases in Washington State and Federal courts for her own practice. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law, where she teaches Mediation Skills; is active as a mediation coach and volunteer mediator – mediating complaints of discrimination for the EEOC, workplace conflicts at federal, state and local government agencies for the Federal Executive Board's ADR Consortium, small claims court cases for the King County Dispute Resolution Center, and neighborhood disputes for the City of Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program; and acts as an arbitrator for the King County, Pierce County, and Snohomish County Superior Courts in mandatory arbitration matters.

Ms. Philip received a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from Vassar College and a J.D. from Tulane University Law School. She obtained her Professional Mediation Skills Training Certificate from the University of Washington School of Law in 2007, completed a rigorous WMA-approved mediation practicum and certification under the joint auspices of the Seattle Federal Executive Board's ADR Consortium and the Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program, and has acquired extensive additional training in conciliation, negotiation and mediation techniques from various accredited sources. She is also certified as a Rule 39.1 Neutral by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Ms. Philip was selected as a "Rising Star" by Washington Law & Politics' Super Lawyers magazine in 2006, 2008, and 2012-2015. In 2014, Ms. Philip was named as the sole “Rising Star” in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

About the CLM

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) promotes and furthers the highest standards of claims and litigation management and brings together the thought leaders in both industries. CLM’s Members and Fellows include risk and litigation managers, insurance and claims professionals, corporate counsel, outside counsel and third party vendors. The CLM sponsors educational programs, provides resources and fosters communication among all in the industry. To learn more about the CLM, please visit



Susan Wisbey-Smith, Communications Manager

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance


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