Daniel Rainey

Daniel Rainey is a principal in Holistic Solutions, Inc. (HSI ), and an adjunct faculty member in the graduate dispute resolution programs at Dominican University, The McGeorge Law School of the University of the Pacific, and Southern Methodist University.

He is currently a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, a member of the Board of Directors for the InternetBar.Org (an NGO dedicated to the use of technology to enhance access to justice), the co-founder of PeaceTones (an access to justice program bringing opportunities to artists in conflict and post conflict areas), a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer for the Northern Virginia Mediation Service, and a founding member of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR). In August, 2018, he joined as a member of the Accord Project (Dispute Resolution Working Group), and he agreed to join an ODR standards working group with IEEE-SA.

He is a leading alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and online dispute resolution (ODR) educator and practitioner. He is currently active as a teacher of graduate university courses in mediation, negotiation, conflict theory, international dispute resolution, and ODR. He brings an interest in the impact of information and communication technology on all forms of conflict engagement to his work. He was one of the instructors for the first university ODR course (at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst), and he has developed graduate level ODR courses for several universities, in addition to skills-based ODR training for dispute resolution centers and professional associations. As a consultant, he has worked with clients in the the development of ODR resources, intercultural negotiation skills, Ombudsman programs, and organizational conflict engagement programs.

He is a member of the editorial board for Conflict Resolution Quarterly, and he is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution. He is an author/editor of the award-winning book, Online Dispute Resolution Theory and Practice, and numerous other book chapters and articles about ODR and ADR.

He is a member of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Access to Justice Commission, Self-Represented Litigants Committee, and he has been named as the co-chair of the International Mediation Institute Task Force on E-Mediator Competencies. As a member of the Ethics Committee of the Association for Conflict Resolution, he began work with a joint committee of the ABA, ACR, and AAA, to review the Model Rules for Mediators. In November, 2017, he was asked to participate as a member of the National Center for State Courts ODR Standards Working Group.

In October, 2017, at the Association for Conflict Resolution annual conference, he received the Mary Parker Follett award for innovation in dispute resolution.