October 20, 2020
Los Angeles – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Laura C. Abrahamson, Esq., FCIArb, to its panel. Ms. Abrahamson joins JAMS following a career in private practice and in corporate counsel leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and global head of litigation at AECOM, an American multinational firm that provides engineering, design, consulting and construction services, where she oversaw complex, cross-border disputes.
Based in the Los Angeles Resolution Center, Ms. Abrahamson will serve as an arbitrator and mediator, handling disputes both nationally and internationally in business and commercial, accounting and finance, employment, energy and utilities, engineering and construction, entertainment and sports, insurance, construction, environmental, personal injury and torts, and securities.
Ms. Abrahamson is known for her extensive experience in the ADR field and for bringing a pragmatic approach and well-rounded perspective to any dispute. We are pleased to welcome her to our talented panel in Los Angeles.
- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO
Previously, Ms. Abrahamson spent nearly 20 years in-house at Occidental Petroleum (OXY), where she led major litigation and domestic and international arbitration efforts. Her experience at OXY and AECOM included numerous plaintiffs’ domestic and international arbitration claims arising out of energy, power and construction infrastructure projects.
As an arbitrator and mediator, I am sensitive to the financial, political and other pressures in complex matters. I’m eager to use my years of experience as client and counsel to help parties fairly and efficiently resolve their disputes as I embark on this new journey as a neutral with JAMS.
- Laura C. Abrahamson, Esq., FCIArb, JAMS Neutral
Ms. Abrahamson received her B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. from the UCLA 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 29 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.