March 22, 2017
LOS ANGELES – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. George H. King (Ret.) to its panel. Judge King will be based in the Los Angeles Resolution Center. He will serve as a mediator, arbitrator and neutral case evaluator to resolve disputes in Antitrust/Competition, Business/Commercial, Civil Rights, Class Action/Mass Torts, Employment, Environmental, Health Care, Insurance, Intellectual Property and Securities.
Judge King brings more than 40 years of experience to JAMS. For more than 21 years, he served as a U.S. District Judge of the Central District of California, including four years as its Chief Judge. He also served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge from 1987 until 1995, serving as Chief Magistrate Judge of the Court in 1995. His decision in the class action challenging the validity of the claimed copyright to the song, “Happy Birthday” garnered international attention.
“Judge King has demonstrated throughout his esteemed career many of qualities that have become synonymous with JAMS,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “He is known for his analytical rigor, his faithfulness to legal principles and his extraordinary listening skills. We know he will be an exceptional addition to the panel. ”
“I feel my approach to cases will mesh well with JAMS,” said Judge King. “I have a hands-on, inquisitive and interactive approach that helps parties achieve resolution. I am happy to join JAMS’ respected panel.”
Judge King received his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles and his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he served on the Southern California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation.
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.