Los Angeles and New York – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that JAMS International Arbitration Centers are now open in both New York and Los Angeles. 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 & the Caribbean and North America.
JAMS 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. JAMS handles hundreds of international arbitrations each year and provides important resources such as the JAMS International Arbitration Rules and the JAMS International Clause Workbook. The JAMS International Arbitration Schedule of Fees and Costs ensures fee transparency when engaging an international arbitrator. JAMS has the capabilities to host arbitration proceedings administered by other international providers.
International arbitration is playing an increasingly important role as the world’s legal and business communities become more global and disputes become more complex. Access to premiere venues is more important than ever, as attorneys travel from around the world to represent their clients. We are excited to officially open the Centers and to support practitioners from around the world in conducting the most effective proceedings. The JAMS International Arbitration Centers complement our extensive resources for international arbitration, and we look forward to continued expansion in the coming years.
-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO
JAMS international arbitrators are familiar with their local legal communities, cultures and environments, and attorneys and clients benefit from our cost- and time-efficient approach to international arbitration. The facilities feature upgraded amenities to provide efficient, comfortable international arbitration proceedings. In addition to the usual JAMS features, such as JAMS Cafés and Business Centers, the Centers will have the following:
- Large LCD monitors and high-quality videoconferencing for remote participants and witness cross-examination
- Translation booths and translation capabilities
- Complimentary high-speed wireless and cabled Internet
- Spacious and secure hearing rooms, with access to several breakout rooms
- Modular tables for flexible meeting setups
- Extensive shelving for document storage
- Dedicated phone lines for case intake across time zones
- Vetted vendors, including court reporting and translation services
- Arbitrator lounges, which are especially useful in tripartite proceedings
Among the first in California, the JAMS Los Angeles International Arbitration Center is located in downtown Los Angeles, close to leading hotels and restaurants. As California Senate Bill No. 766 became law this year, allowing out-of-state and non-U.S. lawyers to participate in international arbitrations, the Centers will support California in becoming a new and appealing choice for attorneys to seat their international arbitrations.
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.More information is available at www.jamsadr.com, and you can connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.