Chris M. Kwok, Esq. Joins JAMS in New York
March 05, 2018
NEW YORK – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Chris M. Kwok, Esq. to its panel. Mr. Kwok will be based in the JAMS New York Resolution Center and will serve as a mediator in Business/Commercial and Employment matters.
Mr. Kwok joins JAMS after 15 years at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in New York, where he mediated hundreds of employment disputes. During his tenure at the EEOC, he also spent four years as supervisory ADR coordinator and oversaw employment law mediations across all EEOC offices within the New York District Office region. In addition to his mediation work at the EEOC, Mr. Kwok spent two years as a federal investigator in the EEOC’s Enforcement unit investigating employment discrimination charges.
He was the founding co-chair of both the Labor & Employment Committee at the Asian American Bar Association of New York and the Dispute Resolution Committee at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
“Chris has a terrific background and creates solutions to seemingly intractable employment disputes,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “He adds value to the ADR process by building the bridges necessary to achieve resolution. We’re thrilled to have him join our panel.”
“I have experienced the power and benefit of using ADR to resolve disputes,” said Mr. Kwok. “I make sure each party feels they have been heard and listened to and I look forward to bringing the same level of energy and enthusiasm to my practice at JAMS.”
Mr. Kwok received his B.A. from Cornell University and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law.
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 neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.