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Jeffrey Grubman

Jeffrey Grubman, Esq.

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Sherman Humphrey
T: 305-371-5267
F: 305-371-5288
600 Brickell Ave. , Suite 2600 , Miami , FL 33131

Jeffrey Grubman, Esq. is a veteran ADR professional who has served as a mediator in approximately 2,000 cases in 31 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in a wide variety of complex cases, including class actions, collective actions and high impact, multi-party matters.

Mr. Grubman has had the privilege of mediating many employment actions, including whistle blower, FLSA (collective wage and hour claims), ERISA disability benefits, discrimination, harassment, Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank claims, non-compete, non-solicitation, wrongful termination, defamation, termination of pension benefits, tortious interference and other employment-related torts, trade secret claims, promissory note claims and disputes among partners in the employment context. Although Mr. Grubman's experience covers a broad range of industries, he has extensive experience involving the financial services industry. 

Mr. Grubman regularly lectures and publishes articles on a local and national level regarding timely ADR issues, including continuing legal education presentations to law firms. Before he became a full time neutral, Mr. Grubman was a litigator with Manatt Phelps & Phillips and Morgan Lewis & Bockius.  He subsequently became a partner in two boutique South Florida law firms.

Read counsel comments about Mr. Grubman's skills and style as a neutral.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully navigated parties through pre-suit mediation of Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd Frank whistleblower claim by CEO of joint venture owned by two Fortune 100 companies
  • Mediated gender, age and national origin discrimination claim against large financial services company
  • Mediated a seven figure Florida Whistleblower claim pre-suit by former Chief Operating Officer and President of a subsidiary against multi-national company
  • Mediated claim against large securities broker dealer for long term incentive plan benefits based upon whether the former employer was disabled
  • Mediated ERISA claim related to denial of spousal life insurance benefits
  • Mediated age and national origin discrimination, harassment, disability discrimination and retaliation claim against county, including Family and Medical Leave Act and ADA and ADEA claims
  • Mediated numerous individual and collective FLSA overtime claims
  • Mediated Florida Whistleblower/Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower and ADA/ADEA/FMLA claim initiated by former employee against Fortune 500 company
  • Mediated numerous actions under ERISA to terminate disability benefits or to obtain disability benefits
  • Mediated large whistleblower claim under Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Mediated many employment claims involving the securities industry, including promissory note claims, defamation, wrongful termination, breach of contract claims among partners, discrimination and improper termination of pension benefits
  • Mediated breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreement between magazine and its former director of sales
  • Mediated dispute between subsidiary of international financial services company and its former president who started competing business for breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreement and counterclaims for defamation and tortious interference
  • Mediated Florida whistleblower/Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower and ADA/ADEA/FMLA claim initiated by former employee against Fortune 500 company
  • Mediated worker’s compensation retaliation claim


  • Mediation: Making Sense of the Unknown, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2016 Midwinter Meeting, February 2016
  • Managing the Complex Business Case in ADR, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 16th Annual Spring Conference, 2014
  • Expanding the Use of ADR in the Media and Entertainment Industries, JAMS & NY Bar Entertainment Section, September 2014
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of ADR in Intellectual Property Cases, JAMS, March 2014
  • Best Practices in Employment Mediation, JAMS Mediation Week, October 2014
  • Ethics in IP and Entertainment ADR, North American Sports, Entertainment and IP Association, November 2013
  • Evaluative Mediation, ADR Committee Meeting, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2011
  • Conducted Mock Mediation, hosted by Caitlin, Inc. before an audience of independent broker dealers in Phoenix, AZ, 2007
  • Moderator, Mediation Panel, Public Investors American Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2012

Professional Activities

  • Serves on the “Together, We Must” Campaign for Justice Campaign Leadership Committee, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
  • Steering Committee, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
  • Professional Mediation Institute, Board Member
  • JAMS Entertainment and Sports Neutral Advisory Group Member


  • Jeffrey Grubman, P.A, focusing on Mediation and Arbitration, 2005-2012
  • Litigation Partner, at two boutique law firms (Herman & Grubman, Miami and Stollman & Grubman, Boca Raton), 1994-2005
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bokius LLP, 1991-1994
  • Ruden McClosky, 1990-1991
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 1989-1990
  • J.D., University of Southern California, 1989 (Hale Moot Court Honors)
  • B.S., Finance (with High Honors), University of Florida, 1986

Counsel Comments

    I wanted to formally thank you for your efforts in getting the case resolved. I have been practicing for 27 years and that was probably the most complicated coverage/judgment/factual matter that I have ever encountered, and would make a good law school exam question. I will definitely recommend your services should anyone be seeking a mediator.
    - Law firm partner with insurance coverage practice

    "I do not think anyone else could have accomplished the settlement you brought the parties...The situation seemed virtually hopeless and yet you gracefully brought both sides to their senses and to common ground...we thank you for sharing with us your profound experience and uniquely elegant professional abilities."                                          - Prominent Litigation Attorney

    "Jeff was first rate. Perhaps the best mediation performance by a mediator that I've had in my 20 years of practicing law."                                     
    - Co-Chair, Litigation Department of a Large FL Law Firm

    Selected as one of the "Top Three Mediators" in the Daily Business Review's "Best of" survey three years in a row (2013-2015)






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