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International Mediation Institute Recognizes Kimberly Taylor, Esq., and Matthew York

International Mediation Institute Recognizes Kimberly Taylor, Esq., and Matthew York

Ms. Taylor named IMI honorary director; Mr. York to assume position as JAMS’ representative

General Announcements

Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that JAMS President Kimberly Taylor, Esq., has been named honorary director of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) in recognition of for her long-standing stewardship, dedication and contributions to IMI and to mediation development around the world. Furthermore, JAMS Vice President of Operations Matthew York will be succeeding Ms. Taylor as JAMS’ representative on the IMI board.

IMI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing global professional standards for mediators and advocates involved in collaborative dispute resolution and negotiations. IMI’s efforts focus on changing the dispute resolution landscape through the establishment of mediation standards and via initiatives such as its worldwide Global Pound Conference series.

Throughout her many years of service, Ms. Taylor has remained steadfast in her commitment to helping grow and develop the ADR practice and to support IMI’s mission of promoting better access to justice. Mr. York has been crucial in the advancement and continued success of our Northeast and Mid-Atlantic operations, and his work also aligns with the core principles of IMI. They are both valued members of our organization, and we congratulate them on these new appointments.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Ms. Taylor has been a key contributor to JAMS since she joined the organization in 1999. As president, she oversees JAMS’ operations in the United States and abroad. In addition, she has previously worked with the general counsel managing the overall risk of the company and advising management and the board with respect to transactions and negotiations. As associate general counsel, and an expert on arbitration processes, she developed and oversaw the training of staff and neutrals and served on the JAMS National Arbitration Committee.

Mr. York is also a key contributor to JAMS. As vice president of operations, he is responsible for all Northeast and Mid-Atlantic operations, including panel relations, panel recruitment and strategic development. He joined JAMS in 2005 and helped open the Philadelphia Resolution Center. In 2012, he assumed responsibility for the flagship New York Resolution Center and shortly thereafter took over regional responsibility for the Boston and Philadelphia locations.

More information about IMI can be found here.

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 in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

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