September 30, 2010
Washington, D.C. – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that Judge James Robertson (Ret.), one of its Washington, D.C. neutrals, will receive the Legal Times Champion Award. The award recognizes Washington area legal professionals who have upheld the profession’s core values through public service, pro bono efforts and advocacy for civil liberties during the past year. The Third Annual Awards Gala will take place on September 30 at the Willard Hotel in D.C.
Judge Robertson is honored for his leadership in the settlement of the long-running, contentious class action, Cobell v. Salazar. He played an integral role in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by guiding Justice and Interior department attorneys and plaintiffs’ lawyers toward resolution of litigation that began more than a decade ago.
“Judge Robertson was credited for his vision, wisdom, leadership and graceful touch during a very tough case,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We’re proud he’s receiving this well-deserved honor.”
Judge Robertson joined JAMS in June and specializes as a mediator, arbitrator and discovery master for disputes in a variety of areas including administrative law, business/commercial, class action/mass tort, environmental, government, insurance, intellectual property and securities. He is one of 26 retired federal judges on the JAMS panel nationally.
About JAMS, The Resolution Experts
Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution Experts is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 250 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.