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Michael Powell, is Vice President of the American Arbitration  Association (AAA). He was appointed Vice President of AAA’s Los Angeles office in September 2000. He is primarily responsible for expanding the use of AAA’s construction, real property and environmental dispute resolution services in Arizona, California, Guam and Hawaii. In addition to his immediate responsibilities, he works nationally to develop AAA’s construction mediation caseload, working closely with construction industry companies, law firms, associations and trade groups. In this capacity, Mr. Powell assists in designing dispute resolution systems to meet their specific needs. He is an active speaker, trainer and writer in the dispute resolution field. Mr. Powell also serves as a liaison to the General Counsel’s office on California legislation.

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