July 09, 2019
New panelist will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in Los Angeles Resolution Center
Los Angeles – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to welcome Hiro N. Aragaki, FCIArb, Esq., to its panel. Mr. Aragaki is a distinguished neutral with more than 20 years of experience, including almost a decade of full-time law practice at global law firms and service as a neutral since 2001. He is an internationally recognized expert in arbitration and mediation who has trained judges and lawyers and is frequently called upon to consult on ADR reform projects around the world.
“Mr. Aragaki is a creative and analytical thinker who is known for his insightful nature and exceptional case management skills,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “His background and experience make him an excellent addition to our JAMS panel.”
Based in the JAMS Resolution Center in downtown Los Angeles, Mr. Aragaki will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of practice areas, including business/commercial, employment, financial markets, intellectual property and international.
“Whether I’m serving as an arbitrator or mediator, the result that I’m striving for is to get the parties to resolution as soon as possible,” said Mr. Aragaki. “I believe in being effective, efficient and, most of all, prepared. I’m looking forward to embarking on this new journey in my career.”
Mr. Aragaki is a citizen of the U.S. and Japan, and an overseas citizen of India. He has lived in the U.K., Germany and France.
Mr. Aragaki received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University; obtained his M.Phil. from Cambridge University; and earned his J.D., with distinction, from Stanford University.
JAMS International Arbitration Centers
JAMS currently operates two JAMS International Arbitration Centers, which are located in New York and Los Angeles, and is expanding its Century City, Calif., office to incorporate international arbitration space, which is scheduled to be ready in the fall. The Centers will increase access to international arbitration facilities for attorneys and their clients worldwide. JAMS currently operates in Asia-Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Latin America & Caribbean; and North America.
JAMS handles hundreds of international arbitrations each year and is a leading global arbitration provider, with panelists specializing in international arbitration across a number of industries, including engineering/construction, sports and entertainment, intellectual property and IT.
Other JAMS International Arbitration Centers are planned to open in strategic markets and will be announced in the future.
About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. With 28 locations, JAMS and its nearly 400 panelists are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases every year.
JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized dispute resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, top-notch facilities and highly-trained panelists.