Deborah Haude

Deborah Gage Haude, Esq.

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Deborah Stewart
T: 312-655-9192
F: 312-655-0644
71 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606

Deborah Gage Haude is available to conduct cases virtually. JAMS is equipped to provide virtual ADR services on a variety of online platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and more.


Whether a dispute concerns a business contract, relationship or potential liability, an organization’s decision-making about how to respond to or resolve a dispute depends on its unique circumstances, including its culture, business interests and expectations for the future. For over 20 years as an attorney and since 2003 as a neutral, Deborah Haude has worked with businesses, ranging from small family held concerns to Fortune 100 companies.

As a mediator, she has worked with large and small organizations—both U.S.‐based and international—to identify priorities and generate options to reach pragmatic solutions.  As an arbitrator, Ms. Haude manages the process, works hard to understand the arguments, relevant evidence and law, and makes timely decisions.

Representative Mediations

  • Mediated complex multi-party commercial dispute with multiple claims involving financing of facilities and equipment
  • Mediated creative solutions to separations of Executive Directors, involving multiple members of not-for-profit boards, and of principal from highly visible professional firm
  • Mediated gender and regulatory claims of banking industry employee, including meeting separately with committee of the board
  • Co-mediated construction-related disputes, including complex multi-party dispute involving contractor, subcontractors, multiple insurers and condominium association
  • Co-mediated intellectual property claims involving bankruptcy issues

Representative Arbitrations

  • Arbitrated executive employment agreement action in automotive-related industry
  • Arbitrated claims of former partner in large professional organization alleging that retirement was involuntary and in violation of partnership agreement and age discrimination laws
  • Arbitrator in numerous cases involving bonus and compensation issues in the accounting, consulting, defense, and financial services industries
  • Arbitrated interim relief in portion of multi-party unfair competition action
  • Arbitrator in numerous cases involving credit cards, including unpaid balances, loan interest issues, and alleged torts and fair credit statute violations
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Member, American Bar Association, Illinois State, DuPage County, and Chicago Bar Associations
  • Frequent speaker and panelist on topics related to arbitration, mediation, class action arbitration, wage and hour mediation, and negotiation
  • Arbitrator/Mediator, JAMS, 2004-present
  • Arbitrator/Mediator, ADR Associates, LLC, 2003
  • Attorney, Winston & Strawn, 1979–2003 (Partner-1985, Capital Partner-1994)
  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1979
  • B.A., Elmhurst College, 1972




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