Steve Altman offers classes tailored to your circumstances. Topic include...
  • The False Claims Act (including all aspects of investigating, presenting, litigating and settling FCA cases)
  • Basic Negotiations (how and when to make opening offers, how to introduce settlement discussions, listening as the key to negotiating, and  the attributes of skilled negotiators)
  • Negotiations for Litigators (why litigators are not great negotiators, how to use negotiations to enhance your litigation position and how to use your litigation to enhance your negotiations)
  • Advanced Negotiations (psychological aspects of negotiation, dealing with difficult people, when to use mediation)
  • Dispute Resolution for Non-profits (the unique decision-making requirements that non-profit organizations often require, dealing with difficult conversations)
  • Selecting ADR Processes (how to select and best use the various ADR processes -  early neutral evaluation, mediation, mini-trials, negotiation, arbitration)
  • Mediation Advocacy (how to hire the right mediator, how to make an opening statement, how to use the mediation to your best advantage)

Steve provides engaging, participatory programs that make attendees more comfortable with and more skilled at negotiation and mediation advocacy.  His proven techniques have enabled law students at Georgetown University to win national and international competitions.

Examples of recent and upcoming classes, lectures and programs include:

January, 2013 - Representing Clients in Mediation - Lecture - Steptoe LLC

July, 2012 - Center for the Advancements of Nonprofits - Instructor - Negotiations for Nonprofit Managers

June, 2012 - American Bar Association False Claims Institute - Panelist - Ethics Issues in qui tam litigation

April, 2012 - Instructor - Mediation Training - International Trademark Association

October, 2010 - TAF Annual Conference - Moderator of panel on settlement of FCA cases                                 

May 12, 2005 – Lecture on Using ADR to resolve FCA cases for the Association of Medical Colleges

March 3, 2006 – Panelist on Mediating False Claims Act cases for the ABA Federal Procurement Conference

May 16, 2006 – Taught a two day class on Negotiations for Litigators for the Office of Counsel to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General

May 18, 2006 – Lecture – The Government’s use of fraud defenses and remedies in contract actions for the Federal Bar Association Section of Government Contracts .

June 15, 2006 – Panelist on Resolving False Claims Act Cases for the American Bar Association’s False Claims Act Institute. 

October 24, 2006 – Chair of panel on qui tam and False Claims Act litigation for the International Quality and Productivity Center – Government Investigations Program. 

February 7, 2007 – Speaker on the government's use of fraud as a defense to contract claims for the Association of General Contractors of America. 

October 24, 2007 – Chaired panel on resolving government investigations and litigation for the American Conference Institute. 

December 13, 2007 – Member of the key-note panel on the Government's use of the False Claims Act in construction litigation at the Construction SuperConference. 

February 26, 2008 – Seminar on Negotiation for Litigators for Finnegan Henderson LLC. 


How Can Your Opposition Be So Wrong and What To Do About It.  (2013)

Get The Most Out of Your Mediations: Tips for Better Advocacy in Mediation. (2012) DC Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter

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