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Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher, Esq., Joins JAMS in Washington, D.C.

Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher, Esq., Joins JAMS in Washington, D.C.

Experienced mediator will be handing employment, organizational and public policy disputes

New Panelist Announcement

Washington, D.C. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative and dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher, Esq., to its panel. Ms. McCarthy Gallagher brings over 20 years of experience as a mediator, facilitator and ADR consultant. She is experienced at facilitating dialogue in the governmental/public policy realm, from mediating employment discrimination claims for the U.S. Office of Special Counsel and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to facilitating decision-making processes for the Department of the Interior to conducting multi-party settlement processes for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Throughout her career, Ms. McCarthy Gallagher has also served as an ADR advisor to a range of organizations, including companies, large and small nonprofits, universities and governmental agencies. 

Based in the Washington, D.C., Resolution Center, McCarthy Gallagher will serve as a mediator handling employment, organizational and public policy disputes.

Ms. McCarthy Gallagher is known for her persistence and patience when bringing parties together to resolve disputes. She brings an extensive amount of ADR experience to JAMS, and we’re looking forward to having her join the panel in Washington, D.C.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Ms. McCarthy Gallagher will also serve as the associate director of the JAMS Institute.

I am passionate about helping parties overcome obstacles and resolve their disputes in a more efficient and effective manner. I have experienced how successful ADR can be and am eager to apply the knowledge and expertise I’ve gained over the years to this new role as a panelist at JAMS.

- Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher, Esq., JAMS Neutral

Ms. McCarthy Gallagher serves as an adjunct professor of law for negotiation and mediation at Georgetown University Law Center. She received her A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University; her M.S. in conflict resolution from George Mason University; and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. 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.

With a roster of nearly 400 neutrals and 28 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS also offers remote dispute resolution through videoconference and other platforms. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person or virtual hearings.

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Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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