July 25, 2013
Irvine – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced that two of its neutrals, Harvey J. Kirsh, Esq. and Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.) were elected to the College of Commercial Arbitrators.
Harvey Kirsh, based in Toronto, is a recognized authority in construction law. He has been designated as a “Certified Specialist in Construction Law” (C.S.), and has nearly 40 years of experience in the arbitration, mediation and litigation of complex construction claims and disputes arising out of significant infrastructure, engineering, industrial, commercial, and institutional projects, both domestically and internationally.
Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.), based in California, has arbitrated hundreds of cases throughout the United States as a full-time JAMS panelist since 1992. She has arbitrated matters involving a wide variety of areas, including business and contracts, investment, real estate, securities fraud, environmental claims, healthcare billing, employment, and legal and medical malpractice disputes. Her managerial arbitration style is to provide parties with an opportunity to be fully heard while moving the process forward efficiently.
Established in 2001, CCA is a national organization of commercial arbitrators providing a meaningful contribution to the profession, the public, the businesses and lawyers who depend on commercial arbitration as a primary means of dispute resolution. CCA promotes the highest standards of conduct, professionalism and ethical practice, develops “best practices,” and provides peer training and professional development. The College provides interaction and communication in the profession and offers an easy means to identify those individuals whose professional training and experience qualify them to undertake the most complex and difficult arbitration assignments.
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 nearly 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.