ADR Systems


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Marc Becker is the founder and President of ADR Systems of America, LLC. Since its beginning in 1994, ADR Systems has become the largest alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider in the Midwest.   ADR Systems growth is built on Marc’s vision for the company:  ADR Systems will become the new standard in dispute resolution by delivering exceptional client service and an unparalleled client experience.

Marc oversees the day-to-day operations of ADR Systems.  He has more than 20 years of experience in dispute resolution, promoting the growth of ADR in the Chicago area and beyond.  Marc is closely involved with senior management at ADR Systems and he knows all neutrals that mediate and arbitrate cases.  Marc has an open door policy and welcomes comments from his clients, neutrals, and staff.

Clients rely on Marc’s understanding of the ADR industry and often seek his assistance and advice with neutral selection for a particular case.  They respect Marc’s ability to recommend a neutral who will work well with all parties and who understands the issues in the case.  Marc also offers clients insight into the best process to resolve their matter whether mediation, arbitration, or another ADR process.

ADR Systems is active in the dispute resolution industry, and Marc has recruited some of the most talented neutrals in the industry.  He has assembled an extensive panel of seasoned mediators and arbitrators, whom Marc considers to be the foundation of the company’s success.

While ADR Systems built a strong reputation for effectively resolving personal injury and medical malpractice matters, Marc soon recognized that attorneys were increasingly turning to ADR for larger, more complex cases.  In response to this rising demand, Marc expanded into commercial dispute resolution in 2006, and ADR Systems added a commercial division.

A frequent speaker in the legal community, Marc has given hundreds of presentations on the ADR process to law firms, insurance companies, and other organizations.  He has also developed training programs to educate counsel on the different types and uses of ADR.  In addition, Marc is on the Resolution Systems Institute’s (RSI) Board of Directors, where he helps develop effective ADR programs for courts in Illinois.  The RSI Executive Committee noted that Marc is dedicated to developing quality ADR services, and believed that Marc’s experience and knowledge of the ADR industry would be an asset to the organization, recommending him for the appointment to the Board.

Prior to opening ADR Systems, Marc was vice-president of Northern Industries, an Illinois-based steel company, where he consistently drove record sales.  In 1992, Marc also developed a new steel division at Galaxy Steel & Tube. In two years, Marc’s team achieved $24M in sales annually, with Marc contributing $10M in sales to the organization.  Marc’s boundless energy and effectiveness has contributed to the rapid growth of ADR Systems.

Marc graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Business Administration.  He resides in Chicago with his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Sophie and Lily.

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I was extremely pleased with a recent mediation at ADR Systems. The mediators constitute a veritable "who's who" of top-notch practitioners and former jurists with a wealth of experience across the legal spectrum.  I strongly recommend ADR Systems for even the most complex and contentious of cases.

Hillard M. Sterling, Esq.Sterling Tech Law | Waveland Law Group, LLC