Darshan Brach

Darshan Brach began her legal career in 1988 as an environmental attorney in Connecticut and later in Massachusetts. She left the practice of law and, in 1995, initiated her career as a mediator and mediation trainer. Her dispute resolution career spans over 16 years. Ms. Brach began teaching Negotiation and Mediation at New England School of Law in 1998. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2005, she has taught Negotiation and Mediation at Stanford Law School, Berkeley Law, Hastings College of the Law, Santa Clara School of Law and Mills College of Business. Between 2006 and 2013, she co-taught the Mediation Clinic at Hastings, training and guiding law students in hands on, experiential learning through fieldwork in the San Francisco Superior Court Small Claims Department and in several city, county and state agencies. Since 2006, she has mediated as a panelist for the U.S. District Court, California Northern District. In addition to her private mediation practice, she has conducted numerous trainings in both the public and private sectors, including trainings for the California Public Utilities Commission, the San Francisco Superior Court, for the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Army Corps of Engineers.