Attorney David Griffin Presents on Negotiating at National Meeting of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

David Griffin

On November 11, 2021, Attorney David Griffin, together with his colleague Andrew Soshnick of Indianapolis, gave a Continuing Legal Education presentation to over 400 of the nation’s top matrimonial lawyers at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in Chicago, IL. The presentation was entitled, Negotiation: Is it Group Yoga, Ballroom Dancing, Weightlifting or Wrestling? Or is it All of the Above? Griffin and Soshnick also produced a whitepaper on the subject which was distributed to the gathering of National Fellows.

The presentation analyzed negotiations from a variety of angles, including, among others, negotiating style, preparation methodologies, the pro’s and con’s of anchoring, approaches to utilize and avoid, the use of empathy and knowing when to stop negotiating and go to trial.

Griffin is a Fellow of the Academy and has had a number of important roles and accolades within the organization, including being named National Fellow of the Year in 2016 and serving as National Chair of Continuing Legal Education for the AAML in both 2016 and 2018. He has given numerous presentations on the national stage, both at the AAML and at the National Divorce Financial Conference, variously hosted by the AICPA and AAML, and Business Valuation Resources and the AAML. His presentations have ranged from how to value a start-up enterprise, to comparing and contrasting the treatment of private equity and hedge fund interests in the divorce setting in various jurisdictions, to “Hot Tips” that can help Family Lawyers improve their practices. He has spoken at the USA Chapter Meeting of the International Academy of Family Lawyers on the topic of Discovery and Electronically Stored Information, and at Connecticut Bar Association seminars on a variety of topics. He currently serves on the Board of Editors of the Journal of the AAML, the prestigious academic journal of the Academy.

Griffin is the current President of the Connecticut Chapter of the AAML and has previously served as the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the CBA Family Law Section.

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is an organization of the most dedicated and professional family lawyers from around the country who are recognized and respected by the bench and bar as leaders in the field. The mission of the AAML is to promote professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.