Edna Povich

Edna A. Povich

JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

Case Manager
Salvador Sauceda Guzman
T: 202-533-2024
F: 202-942-9186
1155 F Street, NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20004

Edna A. Povich is available to conduct cases virtually. JAMS is equipped to provide virtual ADR services on a variety of online platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and more.


Edna A. Povich is well known for her extensive ADR systems expertise and her ability to settle highly emotional, multi-party matters.

An active mediator for more than two decades, Edna Povich joined JAMS when ADR Associates combined their firm with JAMS in 2004.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Mediated highly charged community-wide disputes involving commercial developers, neighbors, planners, and historic preservationists
  • Resolved disputes for managers and employees, public institutions and neighbors, divorcing couples, and community members
  • Served as Project Director for a two-year facilitated project that resulted in the development of National Standards for Court-Connected Mediation Programs. The Standards received the Center for Public Resources' 1992 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Worked with a municipal corporation to design and implement a conflict management system
  • Analyzed and restructured the dispute resolution systems for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
  • Designed a dispute resolution program for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to test as a model for social service projects in cities across the country
  • Director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Pilot Mediation Program in several cities nationwide
  • Developed and implemented a system-wide mediation program for the D.C. Public School System
  • Lead a two-year project, funded by the World Bank, to design and implement mediation programs in the courts in the West Bank and Gaza
  • Trained directors of social service agencies receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as mediators and as mediation trainers
  • Facilitated meetings for the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • Trained lawyers, judges, and other professionals as mediators for court-connected programs, American Health Lawyers Association and other programs

Representative Matters

Mediated employment cases for numerous corporations and organizations, including:
  • The Ford Motor Company
  • Bell Atlantic
  • Fannie Mae
  • Honeywell International
  • The Federal Reserve System
  • The U.S. Office of Compliance
  • The International Monetary Fund
  • The U.S. Department of Energy
  • Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS
  • Member, Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), formerly the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution 1989-present
  • Member, ABA Dispute Resolution Section, 2000-present
  • President, D.C. Chapter of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, 1990-1991
  • Principal, ADR Associates, LLC, 1990-2004
  • Vice President, Center for Dispute Settlement, 1996-present
  • Consultant to President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno, 1996-1997
  • M.A., University of Maryland, 1961-1965
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Maryland, 1966



Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Training/Teaching


Available nationwide


This page is for general information purposes.  JAMS makes no representations or warranties regarding its accuracy or completeness.  Interested persons should conduct their own research regarding information on this website before deciding to use JAMS, including investigation and research of JAMS neutrals. See More