Jeanne C. Miller, Esq.

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Jeanne C. Miller, Esq. is a highly effective mediator and arbitrator with expertise resolving class action, commercial, employment, executive compensation, whistleblower, medical malpractice, civil rights, and securities matters. She has mediated and arbitrated a wide variety of claims between contentious parties since joining JAMS as a full-time neutral in 1993.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Class Action: FLSA and Rule 23 class actions for unpaid overtime, public accommodation claim of housing discrimination against AIDS patients, defective medical device claims
  • Commercial: Contract and other types of business disputes including licensing agreement, royalty fees, and post-sale of business breach of contract claims involving various industries
  • Employment: Individual and multi-party claims of discrimination (gender, age, race, national origin, disability), harassment, and whistleblower claims against municipalities and a variety of companies including financial services, pharmaceuticals, retailers, and advertising firms
  • Executive Compensation: Contract claims for pensions, unpaid and underpaid bonuses, and distribution of stock options
  • Financial Services: Claim of failure by banking institution to follow customer investment strategy, claim of failure by bank to properly invest a company pension fund
  • Insurance: Appraisals of damages due under insurance policies
  • Securities: Investor claims against broker-dealers alleging fraud, churning, suitability, breach of fiduciary duty, and lack of authorization; claim by financial institution against former employees for repayment of loans; claim by individual against a member firm for payment of a prior award

Representative Matters

  • Appraisal of damages due under fire insurance policy
  • Breach of contract based on change of control of corporation and resulting diminution of duties and responsibilities of corporate officer
  • Breach of contract claim for unpaid commissions due pursuant to advertising sales contract
  • Claim by retail customer of false arrest based on racial profiling with overtones of a class action
  • Claim that discharge was race discrimination, not for falsification of records as charged
  • Claim that discharge was retaliation for whistleblowing on insider trading activities; employee claimed protected by CEPA and federal statute
  • Commercial claim and counterclaim for payment of non-conforming goods
  • Customer claims against broker-dealer and brokerage houses for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, suitability, churning, unauthorized trading, and wrong removal of funds
  • Discharge claims against multinational company based in Iraq
  • Dispute over ownership and use  of trademark in a restaurant business
  • Dispute regarding collecting for professional work conducted under fidelity bond issued in a bankruptcy matter
  • ERISA claim for long-term disability benefits against healthcare facility
  • Executive compensation claims including incentive, bonus, and stock option plans
  • FLSA/wage-hour class action claim of unpaid overtime by national mortgage company
  • FMLA benefits claim by mother of disabled child
  • Lemon Law claim concerning allegedly defective motor home
  • Medical school professor claimed his research and lack of funding grants was the result of sabotage by colleague
  • Post-acquisition dispute whether discharge of former seller was “for cause”
  • Pregnancy discrimination claim by discharged telecommuting employee in which choice of state law became an issue
  • Privacy concerns related to use of employer’s computer for personal use
  • Reverse discrimination claim of sexual harassment of male executive by female secretary
  • Trademark licensing agreement infringement claim against specialty food purveyor
  • Whistleblower protected by Sarbanes-Oxley statute claim of retaliation

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Member: Mediation and Arbitration Panels of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE); National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD); Panel of Mediators, United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; Editorial Advisory Board, Employee Relations Law Journal

Background and Education

  • Vice President and Senior Associate Counsel in charge of the Labor and Employment Law Group, Chase Manhattan Bank, 1980-1993
  • Law Office of Janice Goodman, New York, NY, 1979-1980
  • J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, 1979
  • B.S., Empire State College, 1976

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