Prior to joining JAMS, Justice von Finckenstein was Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission from 2007 until 2012. Before that, he served on the Federal Court of Canada for four years where he rendered more than 200 written judgments in administrative law, intellectual property and human rights. Before appointment to the bench Justice von Finckenstein was Commissioner of Competition for seven years and had to rule on complex issues such as the two attempted mergers by the four largest Canadian banks and the merger of Canada’s two leading airlines. He has been extensively involved in the negotiation and settlement of a wide variety of high-profile disputes since the 1980s.
“Justice von Finckenstein has an excellent reputation for being fair and efficient,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “His experience in the Federal Court in Canada, along with his leadership of the CRTC and the Competition Bureau, where he negotiated and settled numerous disputes, makes him an excellent addition to our Toronto panel.”
“I have always believed that ADR helps parties solve their problems and resolve their disputes in a an expeditious manner,” said Justice von Finckenstein. “I look forward to working at JAMS and alongside its talented panel in Toronto.”
Justice von Finckenstein graduated with his B.A., with honours, from Carleton University in Ottawa and earned his LL.B. from Queen’s University. He received the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada in 2002. Justice von Finckenstein speaks four languages including English, French, German and Spanish.
The Toronto Resolution Centre continues the international expansion by JAMS. In 2011, JAMS in the United States and ADR Center in Italy launched JAMS International, which is headquartered in London, to provide mediation and arbitration of cross-border and domestic disputes worldwide.
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 280 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.