TORONTO – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of the Honourable Roger T. Hughes (Ret.) to its panel. Justice Hughes will be based in the JAMS Toronto Resolution Centre and serve as an arbitrator and mediator in a variety of disputes including Administrative Law, Engineering, Entertainment and Sports, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications and Aboriginal Law.
Justice Hughes joins JAMS after serving for more than a decade as a judge on the Federal Court of Canada. He is a recognized expert in intellectual property matters and brings the perspective of a longtime federal practitioner—as advocate, judge and neutral—to each of his matters. As one of Canada’s foremost experts in IP law and, in particular, patent matters, Justice Hughes is also a registered patent agent.
“Justice Hughes is well known for his sharp intellect and quick assessment of facts, despite any complexities,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “His experience on the bench and within the IP community makes him a terrific addition to our panel in Toronto.”
“Over the course of my career, I’ve learned how important and essential ADR is to the legal process,” said Justice Hughes. “I look forward to continue doing this work and joining the talented panel in Toronto.”
Justice Hughes received his B.S. from Queen’s University and his J.D. from University of Toronto.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centres nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its nearly 350 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 416.861.1084.