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Kim M. Keenan, Esq., Joins JAMS in Washington, D.C.

Kim M. Keenan, Esq., Joins JAMS in Washington, D.C.

Nationally known mediator, bar association leader and former NAACP GC joins JAMS

New Panelist Announcement

Washington, D.C. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Kim M. Keenan, Esq., to its panel. Ms. Keenan joins JAMS after an impressive career as a nationally known lawyer, mediator and in-house counsel, as well as a recognized leader among multicultural social justice organizations. 

Ms. Keenan has had notable success in varied roles, including law firm litigator for 20-plus years, private mediator and general counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the oldest, largest and most recognized grassroots civil rights organization in the world.

Based in the Washington, D.C., Resolution Center, Ms. Keenan will serve as an arbitrator and mediator, handling disputes in employment, intellectual property, professional liability, telecommunications, cybersecurity and privacy, entertainment, civil rights, pharmaceuticals and mass torts, personal injury and real property.

Ms. Keenan is known for her vast experience, excellent communication skills and great ability to resolve complex matters. With her strong background and deep understanding of ADR, she will make an exceptional addition to our JAMS panel.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Ms. Keenan is a past president of the District of Columbia Bar and was the 62nd past president of the National Bar Association, the largest coalition of African American lawyers, judges, law professors and law students in the world. She currently serves as the first female co-chair of the Internet Innovation Alliance, a broad-based coalition of business and nonprofit organizations working to ensure that every American has access to broadband internet.

I am excited to be given the opportunity to assist opposing parties in finding a constructive and effective solution to their dispute. I’m thrilled to be joining the JAMS panel in Washington, D.C., and am eager to work alongside such a talented group of neutrals.

- Kim M. Keenan, Esq., JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

Ms. Keenan received her B.S., International Economics, from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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 over 400 neutrals and 28 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS also offers remote dispute resolution through videoconferencing 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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Kim M. Keenan, Esq.
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Business & Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
  • Telecommunications

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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