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JAMS Panelist Catherine A. Yanni, Esq. Elected to Lead Academy of Court-Appointed Masters

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San Francisco – JAMS, the largest private provider of ADR services worldwide, is proud to announce that Catherine A. Yanni Esq. has been elected president of the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters (ACAM).

Ms. Yanni joined JAMS in 1998 and has successfully mediated, arbitrated or acted as a special master/discovery referee in thousands of cases. She has consistently been recognized as a Top Neutral in California.

Founded in 2004, ACAM is an independent organization of experienced masters who serve in both federal and state courts. ACAM promotes the effectiveness of masters in helping courts, lawyers and parties obtain civil justice. Masters substantially reduce litigation expenses and assist jurists in fulfilling their obligations, saving judges and court personnel substantial time. ACAM’s mission is to provide judges, lawyers, parties and other masters with helpful information regarding the use of masters. Membership is open to any master, including non-lawyers, who has been appointed by a federal or state court judge.

In addition to Ms. Yanni, there are a number of JAMS panelists involved in ACAM, which includes:

  • Hon. Read Ambler (Ret.)
  • Viggo Boserup, Esq.
  • Hon. Wayne D. Brazil (Ret.)
  • Linda DeBene, Esq.
  • Kenneth D. Gack, Esq.
  • Hon. David A. Garcia (Ret.)
  • Hon. Terry B. Friedman (Ret.)
  • Hon. David Warner Hagen (Ret.)
  • Hon. Ann Kough (Ret.)
  • Hon. James Larson (Ret.)
  • Hon. John P. Leopold (Ret.)
  • Hon. Richard A. Levie (Ret.), Immediate Past President
  • Hon. V. Gene McDonald (Ret.)
  • Hon. William F. McDonald (Ret.)
  • Barbara A. Reeves Neal, Esq.
  • Martin Quinn, Past President
  • Peter H. Woodin, Esq.

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.

Featured People

Viggo Boserup, Esq., CEDS*
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
Hon. Wayne D. Brazil (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
Kenneth D. Gack, Esq.
  • Agribusiness & Food Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Insurance
Hon. David A. Garcia (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Terry B. Friedman (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Family Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Ann Kough (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Hon. Richard A. Levie (Ret.)
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Family Law
  • Federal Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee
Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS
  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Life Sciences
Martin Quinn
  • Antitrust
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Environmental
  • Federal Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Peter H. Woodin, Esq.
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Federal Law
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
  • Professional Liability
  • Surety
Cathy Yanni
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/MDL/Mass Tort
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
  • Product Liability

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Senior Public Relations & Content Manager

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

Ksnyder@jamsadr.com

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