Chicago – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Brown will be based in the JAMS Chicago Resolution Center. She will serve as a mediator, arbitrator and special master in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Construction, Employment, Intellectual Property and Professional Liability.
Judge Brown joins JAMS after 16 years of distinguished service as a Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including four years as Presiding Magistrate Judge. During her time on the bench, Judge Brown presided over thousands of civil cases in both pretrial and trial stages, including jury and bench trials in breach of contract, employment, civil rights, tort and civil RICO cases.
Judge Brown has mediated more than 2,000 settlement conferences in virtually every substantive area of law. Prior to joining the bench, she had 25 years of experience in commercial and construction litigation, including an active arbitration practice – as advocate and arbitrator — for more than 20 years.
“Judge Brown is known as decisive, fair and is very well-respected by both sides of the bar,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We’re thrilled she’s joining us and know she will make an outstanding addition to our panel.”
“Joining JAMS allows me to continue working with attorneys and clients to help them resolve their most important and complex cases,” said Judge Brown. “I look forward to joining the talented panel and exceptional case management team in Chicago.”
Judge Brown received her B.A. summa cum laude from University of Dayton and her J.D. from University of Chicago Law School.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers 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 800-352-5267.