Peter R. Steenland, Jr.

Emeritus Fellows / Lifetime Achievement
Member Since: 1998


Sidley Austin Brown & Wood
1501 K Street NW

Washington, DC 20005


From 1995 through January 2002, Mr. Steenland headed the Office of Dispute Resolution at the U.S. Department of Justice. There Mr. Steenland promoted greater use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), trained federal litigators in the effective use of mediation, and provided guidance to DOJ attorneys on matters of ADR strategy and tactics. Mr. Steenland also served as the Attorney General’s principal spokesperson on the Presidentially-created Interagency Working Group on ADR. In that capacity, he provided leadership and direction in the development of effective ADR programs for workplace, contract, and enforcement disputes throughout the federal ;vernment.

Education / Training

George Washington University (J.D., 1970 with honors)
George Washington University (B.A., 1967)

Types of Cases Mediated