March 9, 2017

Local Startup Earns Global Attention

Natalie Baker

Dispute Resolution Data is on the shortlist for a global award

Dispute Resolution Data (DRD), a Mount Pleasant, SC based online subscription service providing the first ever access to closed international arbitration and mediation cases, has been nominated by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) for the "Best Innovation in the Field of International Arbitration."

Global Arbitration Review (GAR), launched in 2006, is the leading resource on international arbitration news and community intelligence. It is located in London and is published by Law Business Research Limited.

GAR annually presents awards in several categories associated with international commercial arbitration. The 2017 shortlist of nominees for "Best Innovation in the Field of International Arbitration" was just announced and includes Mount Pleasant based Dispute Resolution Data (DRD), co-founded by Debora and William Slate.

DRD collects data from over 136 nations via contributing institutions and then separates the data into twenty-eight different international commercial case types and aggregates the data among seven geographic regions. Access to closed case data has never before been available and is exclusive to DRD. This dynamic data informs attorneys and other researchers worldwide in areas such as costs, timelines, risk management, strategy and gender information regarding arbitrators and mediators. The software for DRD's application was developed locally by the Charleston Digital Hub of Booz Allen Hamilton.

The "Best Innovation Award" will be presented in Milan, Italy on March 29, 2017 in association with the International Bar Association's (IBA) International Arbitration Day.