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Hon. Jane Cutler Greenspan (Ret.)

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Hon. Jane Cutler Greenspan (Ret.) routinely serves as an arbitrator and mediator in Philadelphia, New York and throughout the country in complex commercial, labor, financial and business disputes. Justice Greenspan joined the JAMS panel following a distinguished judicial and legal career spanning more than three decades. She served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 20 years as a Judge in the Trial Division of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, and more than 10 years as an Assistant District Attorney where she served as Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit and Chief of Superior Court Appeals. Justice Greenspan has served as a Director of the American College of Business Court Judges and is a member of the American Law Institute. She draws upon her extensive experience and her diverse perspectives to resolve high stakes disputes in complex, multi-party cases.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • College and University Title IX external adjudicator in sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment cases
  • Selected mediator in mediation program for large financial bankruptcy
  • Selected to conduct moot courts for motions
  • Served as Arbitrator in an ICC case involving a multi-million dollar commercial dispute
  • Settled contentious and difficult partner dissolution of a highly lucrative medical malpractice and mass tort law firm during a marathon 16 hour mediation
  • Arbitrated and mediated many multi-million dollar commercial and tort cases
  • Certified as a civil mediator by the National Judicial College
  • Authored noteworthy Supreme Court decisions pertaining to insurance coverage, legal and medical malpractice, class actions, environmental, trusts and estates, land use, elections, taxation, municipalities and government, employment, workers compensation, surety, and other areas of law
  • Served as a Major Trial Calendar Judge, Civil Discovery Judge, Section Leader of the Expedited Mixed Calendar, Civil Motions Judge
    • Handled all civil discovery for the entire Court of Common Pleas over an entire year as civil discovery judge
    • Handled and settled disputes at the motions stage and in equity cases including inter alia, real estate development, union strike, banking, and finance litigation
  • Extensive appellate litigation experience while representing the Commonwealth as Chief of Superior Court Appeals in the Office of the District Attorney from 1981 to 1986
  • Justice Greenspan handled a wide variety of matters as an arbitrator, mediator, trial judge and Supreme Court Justice including complex litigation involving:
    • Accounting/Finance
    • Administrative Law
    • Appellate
    • Arbitration
    • Aviation involving both tort and contract
    • Banking
    • Bankruptcy
    • Business/Commercial
    • Civil Rights
    • Class Action/Mass Tort
    • Construction Defect
    • Education/Schools
    • Employment/Labor
    • Energy/Utility
    • Entertainment/Sports
    • Environmental
    • Estate/Probate/Trusts
    • Family Law
    • Financial Instruments including Swaps and Derivatives
    • Franchise
    • Governmental/Public Agency
    • Healthcare
    • Insurance
    • Personal Injury/Torts
    • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Torts
    • Professional Liability: auditor, medical, and legal
    • Real Property
    • Telecommunications
  • Advisor, ALI Project on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct on Campus
  • Director, American College of Business Court Judges, (Emeritus)
  • Recipient, 2011 Raymond J. Harley Award, Philadelphia District Attorneys Alumni Association
  • Appointed E-Discovery Special Master and E-Discovery Mediator for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Appointed Bankruptcy Mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Districts of Delaware and New York
  • Recipient, "Woman of Valor" award, Anti Defamation League of Philadelphia, June 2010
  • Trustee, Philadelphia Bar Association Academy
  • Panelist, "Views from the Bench: Insights from Bankruptcy Judges and Leading Bankruptcy Attorneys," Third Annual Education and Networking Conference, Villanova, PA, April 2010
  • Recipient, Award for Service to the Bench, Bar, and Citizenry, Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia, 2008
  • Executive Committee, University of Pennsylvania American Inn of Court, 1996-2010 (President, 2004-2006 and Chairman, 2007-2009)
  • Member, American Law Institute, since 2009
  • Adjunct Professor and Arlin M. Adams Lecturer-in-Law teaching Appellate Advocacy, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1989-1994
  • Speaker, lecturer, panelist, and participant before numerous legal and professional organizations including:
    • Presenter on "Judge's Panel" Pepper Hamilton's Commercial Litigation CLE Event, Westin Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, June 2013
    • Speaker, “Mediation How to Achieve a Successful Resolution of Your Client’s Case from a Former PA Supreme Court Justice”, 48th Annual Employment Law Institute program, April 2012
    • Speaker/Panelist, "Philadelphia Complex Litigation Conference: Examining the Court's New Mass Tort and Asbestos Protocols" on June 5, 2012 "Ethics and Mass Torts: Settlements and Mediation."
    • Speaker/Panelist, “275 Years of Freedom of the Press: A Reenactment of the Trial of John Peter Zenger”, Philadelphia Bar Association Annual Bench Bar Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2010
    • Speaker/Panelist, “Avoiding Appellate Pitfalls for the Trial Lawyer”, Montgomery County Bar Association – Trial Lawyers Section, Norristown, PA, September 2010
    • Speaker, “Mass Tort Litigation – Ethics”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute – CLE program, Philadelphia, PA, September 2010
    • Panelist, “Civil Litigation 101,” Pennsylvania Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA, June 2009
    • Participant - Searle Center, Northwestern University School of Law Judicial Symposiums:, “The Pharmaceutical Industry: Economics, Regulations, and Legal Issues,” May, 2009; “Corporate Finance for Business Court Judges,” April 2008
  • "Greenspan Joins JAMS," The Legal Intelligencer, March 10, 2010
  • Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2008-2010
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division, 1987-2008
  • Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, Philadelphia, PA, 1976-1987
    • Chief of Superior Court Appeals, 1981-1986
    • Chief of Domestic Abuse and Private Criminal Complaint Unit, 1978-1980
  • Law Clerk to the late Honorable Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1973-1975
  • J.D., with High Honors, Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, NJ, 1973, Law Journal
  • A.B., Smith College, Northampton, MA, 1970

Counsel Comments

    As was said in the Legal Intelligencer, "The market for mediators and arbitrators just added another star to its sky with the announcement that former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Jane Cutler Greenspan is joining the Philadelphia office of JAMS.”  - Lynn Marks, Executive Director Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts

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  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Finance
  • Government/Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Special Master/Disc. Referee
  • Surety
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