Rachel A. Viscomi

Lecturer on Law

Acting Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic

2017-2018

Pound 517

617-495-5425

Assistant: Tracy Blanchard / 617-496-7109

Biography

Before coming to HNMCP, Rachel Viscomi worked as a Principal in the Corporate Education Practice of Vantage Partners, a Boston-based consulting firm that helps clients achieve business results by transforming the way they negotiate and manage their key relationships. At Vantage, Rachel worked closely with Fortune 500 clients from a wide range of industries (energy, financial services, sales, pharmaceuticals, technology, and entertainment, among others) to design and deliver experiences that maximized learning transfer and business impact. Her clients have included Cisco Systems, WestJet, Warner Brothers, Disney, IBM, and Deloitte. She managed the firm’s largest client relationship, working closely with internal stakeholders to create and oversee a best-in-class Negotiation and Influence Curriculum. She has taught conflict resolution sessions as part of UMass Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program, NALEO’s National Summit on the State of Latino Education, Amsterdam’s ADR Institute, and at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

Prior to joining Vantage, Ms. Viscomi practiced as a civil litigator with the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, LLP, where she assisted a wide variety of clients (including The New York Times Company, Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, and MetLife Investment Services) in resolving complex commercial disputes.

Rachel earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Columbia College, with departmental honors, in Italian. She studied in Italy at the Università di Bologna and the Università degli studi di Firenze, earning her Master of Arts in Italian from Middlebury College with highest honors, before receiving her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2001. At Harvard Law School, she supervises HNMCP projects, teaches Dispute Systems Design, and co-teaches Advanced Negotiation: Multiparty Negotiation, Group Decision Making, and Teams and The Lawyer as Facilitator.

Robert C. Bordone & Rachel A. Viscomi, Review Essay, The Wicked Problem of Rethinking Negotiation Teaching, 31 Negot. J. 65 (2015).
Categories:
Disciplinary Perspectives & Law
,
Legal Profession
,
Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Dispute Resolution
,
Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
,
Legal Education
,
Clinical Legal Education
Type: Article
Abstract
This essay reviews the four-volume series "Rethinking Negotiation Teaching (RNT)," which was launched in 2007 and invited negotiation scholars and practitioners to join together to re-imagine contemporary negotiation pedagogy.
Rachel Viscomi, Presenter, Dialogue through Difference: Expanding the Legal Skill Set, New England Association for Conflict Resolution (Sept. 2017).
Categories:
Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Type: Presentation
Abstract
Presenter, Dialogue through Difference: Expanding the Legal Skill Set, New England Association for Conflict Resolution
Rachel Viscomi, Presenter, Dialogue through Difference: Expanding the Legal Skill Set, American Bar Association, 19th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference (Apr. 2017).
Categories:
Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Type: Presentation
Abstract
American Bar Association, 19th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference (Apr. 2017).
Rachel Viscomi, Panelist, What I’m Reading, American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference (Apr. 2017).
Categories:
Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Dispute Resolution
,
Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Type: Presentation
Abstract
Panelist, What I’m Reading, American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference
Rachel Viscomi, Moderator, Dispute Systems Design: Expanding Horizons, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program 10th Anniversary Gala Symposium (Nov. 5, 2016).
Categories:
Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
,
Dispute Resolution
Type: Presentation
Abstract
Moderator, Dispute Systems Design: Expanding Horizons, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program 10th Anniversary Gala Symposium,
Rachel Viscomi, Moderator, Negotiating Love: Interpersonal and Romantic Relationships, Harvard Law School Negotiators Event (Feb. 11, 2016).
Categories:
Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Type: Presentation
Abstract
Negotiating Love: Interpersonal and Romantic Relationships, Harvard Law School Negotiators Event
Rachel Viscomi, Panelist, A Study in Mediation Techniques, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts Bench and Bar Conference (Oct. 2015).
Categories:
Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Mediation
Type: Presentation
Abstract
Panelist, A Study in Mediation Techniques, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts Bench and Bar Conference
Rachel Viscomi, Presenter, Negotiation Workshop, Middle East Partnership Initiative Civic Engagement Leadership Institute (July 2015).
Categories:
Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Type: Presentation
Abstract
Presenter, Negotiation Workshop, Middle East Partnership Initiative Civic Engagement Leadership Institute
Rachel Viscomi, Panelist, An Introduction to Mediation, Federal Judicial Center, National Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges (Aug. 2014).
Categories:
Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Mediation
Type: Presentation
Abstract
An Introduction to Mediation, Federal Judicial Center, National Workshop for Bankruptcy Judges
Robert C. Bordone & Rachel A. Viscomi, Rethinking the Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Series, 20 Disp. Resol. Mag. 20 (2014).
Categories:
Civil Practice & Procedure
,
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
,
Legal Education
Type: Article

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Pound 517

617-495-5425

Assistant: Tracy Blanchard / 617-496-7109