About Us

WHY ALTERITY?

Moving past business as usual in alternative dispute resolution.

Founded by seasoned ADR executive Marcie Dickson,  Alterity ADR is the largest female and minority-owned national dispute resolution firm in the country.  Built on diversity, our mission ensures that we relate to all parties in disputes.

Alterity ADR proudly boasts skilled, experienced and diverse neutrals who understand today’s most complicated disputes. Through our unique data driven, client centered model we work toward a resolution, not just a deal.

Our model is designed to resolve the problems of tomorrow, including innovative techniques such as new ways of connecting with domestic and global clients. As a result, clients benefit from swift, legally based, fair results while avoiding protracted litigation battles.

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WHY ALTERITY?

Moving past business as usual in alternative dispute resolution.

Founded by seasoned ADR executive Marcie Dickson,  Alterity ADR is the largest female and minority-owned national dispute resolution firm in the country.  Built on diversity, our mission ensures that we relate to all parties in disputes.

Alterity ADR proudly boasts skilled, experienced and diverse neutrals who understand today’s most complicated disputes. Through our unique data driven, client centered model we work toward a resolution, not just a deal.

Our model is designed to resolve the problems of tomorrow, including innovative techniques such as new ways of connecting with domestic and global clients. As a result, clients benefit from swift, legally based, fair results while avoiding protracted litigation battles.

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CREATING BETTER OUTCOMES IN ADR

WHAT WE STAND FOR

MISSION

To make alternative dispute resolution more accessible, representative and unifying for individuals and institutions.

VISION

To transform companies, communities, and citizens through creative and inclusive ADR and become the most trusted ADR company.

VALUES

We believe in human-centricity, collaborative resolution, representation and diversity, and value equity, inclusion and equal justice for all.

Meet the

Alterity Leadership Team

We’re making ADR better with a diverse team of leaders that understands the importance of connecting clients with neutrals and solutions that fit their needs. Alterity ADR’s team has extensive industry experience and, most important, the expertise required to meet the evolving needs of individuals and businesses throughout the continental U.S.

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MARCIE DICKSON

FOUNDER & CEO

A respected and experienced business executive, Marcie Dickson is pursuing her vision to make alternative dispute resolution more transparent, inclusive, and diverse – by…
BECKY PATRICK

BECKY PATRICK

Chief Legal Counsel

Marguerite “Becky” Patrick is an experienced in-house General Counsel and former Technology and IP Litigation Partner (Am Law 200 law firm) with expertise balancing…
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NATASHA RICHARDSON

DIRECTOR OF ADR SERVICES

Natasha Richardson is an ADR administrative professional with 11 years’ experience in managing arbitrations and mediations. She strives to deliver quality case management services through…

advisory board

meet our ADVISORY BOARD

Aaron Walker

CEO, Camelback Ventures

Alison Fragale Featured

Professor and Negotiation Trainer, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Advisor - Andrea Fischer Newman

Board Member, StandardAero

Atleen Kaur

Assistant General Counsel, ZF GROUP

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Former General Counsel, Ford Motor Company & The Coca Cola Company

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Partner, Alston & Bird

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RavenWork Cconsulting & Executive Coaching

Advisor - Gregory Curtner

Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila

Advisor - Lia Dorsey

Chief Diversity Officer, Ogletree Deakins

Pamela Miller Featured

CEO, Summit Global Strategies

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