The use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms (chiefly mediation, arbitration) is prevalent in the health care industry. Both the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and American Arbitration Association (AAA) have developed processes designed specifically to the resolution of health care disputes. Members of the Health Care & Life Sciences Practice Group have been credentialed to serve as mediators and arbitrators under both the AHLA and AAA, and are also experienced in representing parties in these processes.