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JAMS mediators and arbitrators successfully resolve cases ranging in size, industry and complexity, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation.  JAMS neutrals are skilled in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes including mediation, arbitration, special master, discovery referee, project neutral, and dispute review board work.

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JAMS Neutral Louis M. Marlin, Esq. Inducted as Fellow to the College of Employment Lawyers

July 17, 2018WASHINGTON, DC – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that Louis M. Marlin, Esq. has been elected as a new Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. Mr. Marlin will be installed as a Fellow at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education Conference in San Francisco, CA on November 10.


JAMS to Open International Arbitration Centers in Los Angeles and New York

July 10, 2018LOS ANGELES and NEW YORKJAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced plans to open JAMS International Arbitration Centers (JIACs) in New York and Los Angeles, increasing access to international arbitration facilities for attorneys and their clients in the United States and worldwide. Notably, the announcement anticipates that a new choice of seat for international arbitrations in California will be feasible in January 2019 given the recent passage of California Senate Bill 766 and its anticipated approval by the Governor.


Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO’s Statement on the Passing of SB 766 re: International Arbitration in California

July 5, 2018Irvine, Calif. – On Thursday, July 5, the California State Assembly approved California Senate Bill 766, a measure that will allow the participation of out-of-state and non-U.S. lawyers in international arbitration proceedings in California. The bill is now pending approval from Governor Jerry Brown.


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The Mission of the JAMS Foundation

JAMS, the nation’s premier provider of commercial dispute resolution services, established the non-profit JAMS Foundation to provide financial assistance for conflict resolution initiatives with national and international impact and to share its dispute resolution experience and expertise for the benefit of the public interest.

Funded entirely by contributions from JAMS, JAMS neutrals and employee associates, the Foundation’s mission is to encourage the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), support education at all levels about collaborative processes for resolving differences, promote innovation in conflict resolution, and advance the settlement of conflict worldwide.

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