Mediator, Arbitrator and ADR Specialist
Ms. Sambold is one of United States' leading figures in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. With over a decade of experience as a conflict resolution specialist, she has served as a neutral in over 1,000 cases across a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters.
Fully bilingual (English/Spanish) and licensed Attorney in California, U.S. Federal Court Southern District and Colombia. Has worked in Latin America and the U.S. Her unique common and civil law expertise and fluency in English and Spanish makes her extremely qualified to understand the cultural nuances and undertones that facilitate the resolution of disputes in multicultural settings and between multinational parties. Has worked with people of all nationalities and has a clear understanding of the dynamics of mediating and arbitrating across national boundaries.
Frequent speaker and author on ADR topics. Former adjunct professor of law at California Western School of Law masters program for international lawyers. Has taught extensively in conflict resolution, negotiation, cross-cultural communication and ADR in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
As a prominent leader in the field, she serves as the American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section Executive officer, ABA Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute Co-Chair, California Lawyers Association Litigation Section-ADR Committee Advisor, and San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) ADR Section Chair. Former Co-Chair of the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section - ADR Committee and Board Director of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch and the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA).
Received her training and credentials in dispute resolution from Harvard Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Columbia Law School.