West Los Angeles Courses | Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution | School of Law | Pepperdine University

West Los Angeles Courses

Block 5: Weekend Format July 6 - 8 and 13 - 15, 2017
  • Thursday and Friday from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Program Course and Faculty

Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Strategic Alliances


Alliances or Business Relationships are the critical success factors that bring great innovation to the market fast, enable successful new market penetration as well as the amortization of R&D investment with suppliers or joint venture partners. This fast moving and substance packed class will enable you to understand how to use Alliances to achieve both your personal and your organizational goals. Whether as an individual entrepreneur or practitioner,a corporate executive or a non profit one, you will learn how to use a systematic framework, process and tools for planning, forming, operating and reviewing your business relationships, and develop personal skills in relationship management and conflict resolution for both simple and complex multilateral and consortia based relationships. You will learn the secrets of supplier and customer relationship management and how to re-launch a failing alliance as well as terminate one that must end. The class is highly interactive with case studies, breakout sessions, games and simulations.

Larraine Segil is a serial entrepreneur who has been CEO of companies in aerospace, healthcare, financial and professional services. She now provides her leadership, global management, conflict resolution, relationship management and strategic expertise as an executive coach to CEO's of both small and large organizations. She serves on the Board of Frontier Communications, a Fortune 200 company and on the Board of three private companies, Vanir Construction Management Company (Sacramento CA), APCO Worldwide, PR and Crisis Management(Washington DC) and Kandela, a Concierge for People who Move (Los Angeles CA) where she is also Chairman.

She holds three graduate degrees in classics, law and business (Honors (MA Equivalent), JD and MBA). Larraine taught Executive Education in Alliances at Caltech for 24 years. In her spare time, she writes children's songs and books selling on Audible.com and runs an agricultural urban farming company in Los Angeles making artisanal cheeses and jams.