September 18, 2010
Atlanta – JAMS, the largest provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of the Hon. Stanley F. Birch, Jr. (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Birch will be based in the JAMS Atlanta Resolution Center, where he will specialize as a mediator, arbitrator and discovery master for disputes in a variety of areas including appellate, IP, taxation, business/commercial, employment, entertainment, environmental, insurance and securities.
Judge Birch served for 20 years as a U.S. Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, the busiest federal appellate court in the country. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Birch was an active trial attorney in private practice focusing on intellectual property and tax matters. He also served as an advocate in commercial and securities law arbitrations while in private practice.
“Judge Birch is considered one of the foremost experts on copyright and intellectual property law,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “He has a reputation for always being thoroughly prepared, respecting attorneys and his keen intellect. We know he will bring his dedication to the rule of the law and clearly written decisions to his JAMS ADR practice.”
“I’ve been very fortunate to serve in my position on the Appellate Court and work on some very exciting and interesting cases,” said Judge Birch. “I look forward to applying my experience to my new role at JAMS.”
While on the bench, Judge Birch was instrumental in establishing the mediation office at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He authored more than 3,000 opinions and participated in more than 11,000 decisions. In 2009 Judge Birch received the Intellectual Property Legends Award presented by the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Georgia State University Colleges of Business and Law, the Georgia Research Alliance and the Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association.
Birch received his B.A. in History from the University of Virginia. He received his law degree and Masters of Law in Taxation from Emory University School of Law.
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.