May 04, 2018
IRVINE – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced that ten of its neutrals have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Eight panelists were included in the nationwide Mediators and International Arbitration: Arbitrators lists: Hon. William Cahill (Ret.); Robert B. Davidson, Esq.; David Geronemus, Esq.; Hon. Edward A. Infante (Ret.); Barbara Reeves, Esq.; Hon. Scott J. Silverman (Ret.); Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.); and Michael Young, Esq. In addition, two panelists were recognized on the California Construction Mediators list: George D. Calkins II, Esq. and Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq. Following are excerpts regarding the neutrals from the guide.
Hon. William Cahill (Ret.) is ranked as Nationwide Mediator and has a broad practice with substantial experience handling class action cases from a range of industries. His areas of expertise include healthcare, securities and employment disputes.
George D. Calkins II, Esq., who is included as a California Construction Mediator, is highly regarded for his mediation abilities in connection with complex multiparty construction disputes. His expertise covers a variety of infrastructure-related matters pertaining to freeways, utilities, water, bridges, sewage systems and other projects.
Robert B. Davidson, Esq., who is recognized on the International Arbitration: Arbitrators list, impresses interviewees with his "common-sense approach to technical issues" and his "calm and sage demeanor." He is experienced in arbitrating complex commercial disputes in areas including employment, oil and gas and insurance-related issues.
David Geronemus, Esq. is listed as a Nationwide Mediator and draws consistent praise for his New York-based practice, and is noted for mediating complex commercial disputes. He has a wealth of experience across a range of industries with particular knowledge of the insurance and financial services markets. Sources report: "David Geronemus is a truly extraordinary mediator. He is tirelessly diligent, has a fantastic legal mind and is quite adept at assisting the parties in exploring whether a settlement is possible." Another source adds: "I was extremely impressed with him."
Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq. is featured as a California Construction Mediator and is renowned for his skills as a mediator and arbitrator on both a national and international level. He is hugely experienced in construction disputes with a particular focus on engineering issues.
Hon. Edward A. Infante (Ret.) is included as a Nationwide Mediator and has significant experience mediating securities, employment and IP disputes. Sources say: "He comes exceptionally well prepared, understands complex legal and business issues, but also understands human dynamics."
Barbara Reeves, Esq. is recognized as a Nationwide Mediator and is well known for handling insurance, IP and employment disputes, with particular knowledge across healthcare matters.
Hon. Scott J. Silverman (Ret.), who is included in the Nationwide Mediators list, demonstrates skills across various business and commercial disputes, including healthcare, employment and real estate issues. Impressed sources comment: "He is a terrific mediator. He is relentless in his efforts to resolve a case, and he goes above and beyond."
Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.), who is included as a Nationwide Mediator, is a highly experienced commercial mediator who receives plaudits from peers in the market who comment: "He is very smart, very practical and has figured out what is effective to an astounding degree." He demonstrates considerable knowledge in a range of disputes, including securities, antitrust and healthcare issues.
Michael Young, Esq. is listed in as a Nationwide Mediator and is very well regarded in the market for presiding over a spectrum of corporate disputes. He offers extensive experience across construction and employment cases, as well as consumer class actions.
Chambers and Partners is based in London and began as general book publisher in 1969. Chambers’ staff of full-time researchers now prepares legal directories, which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients.
The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003 and ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country. The research is in-depth and client focused. The annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide, and is widely used by firms for referral purposes.
Law firms and individual lawyers are assessed on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 350 neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.