Hiro Aragaki is a U.S. and U.K. arbitrator and mediator who has handled hundreds of conflicts involving European, Asian, African and American parties. He is known for his sharp analytical skills and deep understanding of how cross-cultural differences affect dispute resolution.
Professor of law and director of the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at UC Law San Francisco as well as a professorial research associate at SOAS School of Law in London, Hiro has won accolades for his dispute resolution scholarship. He has taught courses in contracts, international business transactions, ADR, international commercial arbitration, mediation, negotiation, cross-border/cross-cultural dispute resolution, and comparative and international law.
Work VisionTo help organizations efficiently and effectively resolve conflicts that could otherwise interfere with their mission
ValuesCreativity, energy, scholarship
Areas of FocusCommercial, banking and finance, technology and entertainment
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Hiro Aragaki has handled hundreds of conflicts and is known for his sharp analytical skills and deep understanding of how cross-cultural differences affect dispute resolution.
“The resolution of a long-standing dispute involving multiple stakeholders is exhilarating. It feels great to help people.”
“People need to feel heard and understood before we can delve into strengths, weaknesses, and possible solutions. Where [I] excel is in the ability to hold opposing stories as true and explain points in ways that meet the parties where they are.”
“After decades of university teaching and as a dean, I saw the time, energy and resources zapped by internal conflicts. As a mediator and facilitator, I am dedicated to helping resolve organizational conflict.”
“Since leaving litigation, I have never looked back and have devoted my energy to helping people overcome conflict. Building trust among stakeholders is crucial to achieving that goal.”