June 11, 2012
Irvine – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced that four of its neutrals, George D. Calkins II, Esq., Robert B. Davidson, Esq., Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq. and Ronald Ravikoff, Esq. were recognized in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
George D. Calkins II, Esq., was listed under Construction Mediation in California and is well known in the sector as an "excellent mediator."
Robert B. Davidson was ranked as an International Arbitrator. He was described as a "preeminent figure in the market" and was praised "for his expert practice as both an arbitrator and mediator." He was particularly noted for his strong technical capabilities with an increasing focus on European cases to complement his strong expertise in Asia.
Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq., also listed under Construction Mediation in California, was described as “highly regarded mediator and arbitrator in the construction arena. He is a leading authority on all manner of construction, insurance and real estate-related disputes.”
Ron Ravikoff, was ranked in Antitrust and described as, “much sought after for his strengths in both criminal antitrust litigation and class actions.”
Chambers and Partners is based in London and began as general book publishers in 1969. Chambers’ staff of full-time researchers now prepares legal directories, which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003 and ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country. The research is in-depth and client focused. The annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide, and is widely used by firms for referral purposes.
Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1 to 6. Qualities assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.
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.