January 28, 2021
New York – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Steven M. Gold (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Gold joins JAMS after serving 28 years as a United States magistrate judge for the Eastern District of New York, including nine years as the court’s chief magistrate judge. During his nearly three decades on the bench, Judge Gold presided over thousands of settlement conferences, pretrial proceedings, evidentiary hearings and jury and bench trials.
Throughout his career, Judge Gold has used ADR techniques and strategies to help address issues involving the criminal justice system. Additionally, he handled matters including antitrust litigation, intellectual property disputes including patent claims, copyright and trademark disputes, employment discrimination cases, civil rights actions, fraud claims, consumer class actions, products liability claims, and a wide variety of commercial disputes.
Judge Gold has served as a member and the Eastern District co-chair of the Joint Committee on Local Rules for the Southern and Eastern districts of New York, as well as a member and co-chair of the Rules Committee of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association, which comments on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence on behalf of magistrate judges throughout the country. He has also served for many years as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School, where he has taught courses on trial advocacy and evidence.
Based in the New York Resolution Center, Judge Gold will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master and referee, handling disputes in the areas of business and commercial, civil rights, mass torts, employment, health care, intellectual property, insurance and life science. He is also available for virtual proceedings nationwide.
Judge Gold has significant experience in settling complex matters, a deep understanding of the law and a commitment to helping parties resolve disputes. We are grateful that he’s chosen to join our esteemed panel in New York.
- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO
Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Gold was an assistant U.S. attorney and Criminal Division deputy chief for the Eastern District of New York. He also served as general counsel to the New York City Department of Investigation, where he oversaw the department’s lawyers, directly supervised some of its most complex and sensitive investigations and served as the liaison to the city’s two U.S. attorney’s offices and five district attorneys.
I’m very passionate about the ADR process and have found that preparation, along with the ability to connect with the parties, is essential as we work together to find a resolution in any matter. I’m looking forward to beginning this new chapter of my career as a JAMS neutral.
- Hon. Steven M. Gold (Ret.), JAMS Neutral
Judge Gold received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Wesleyan University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
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.