Barbara Reeves

Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Neutral Evaluator

Case Manager
Joshua Kroll
T: 310-309-6206
F: 310-396-7576
1925 Century Park East, 14th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Barbara A. Reeves 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.


Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS (Certified E-Discovery Specialist) is a full-time arbitrator, mediator and special master/referee. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and an IMI Certified Mediator. She is also a Certified E-Discovery Specialist through the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS).

Ms. Reeves' international arbitration and mediation practice focuses on business and commercial disputes, employment, energy, antitrust and construction. She has also built upon her involvement in the equestrian world to develop a specialty in resolving equestrian disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Party appointed neutral for dispute between parties to pharmaceutical development and marketing agreement, also involving the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) 
  • International insurance coverage disputes involving environmental contamination 
  • Sole arbitrator for employment termination claim of CEO and international real estate business 
  • Sole arbitrator for fraud claim involving the sale of commercial building 
  • Disputes arising from development and manufacturing matters
  • Antitrust claims involving civil cases arising from international electronics cartel
  • False Claims Act dispute involving advanced aeronautical technology 
  • Mediations regarding licensing rights between entertainment studios and talent 
  • Disputes involving standard essential patents 
  • Dispute over construction of power plant
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Honors and Memberships 
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Fellow and current Board Member and Officer, College of Commercial Arbitrators
    • Fellow, Academy of Court Appointed Masters
    • Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration for Sport
    • Board Member, California International Arbitration Council
    • Former President, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles Chapter)
    • Former board member or chair: Antitrust Sections of the State Bar of California and Los Angeles County Bar Association; ADR Committee, LACBA; Trustee, LACBA, Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
    • Current and/or former board member of numerous public interest organizations, including Public Counsel, Western Center on Law and Poverty, and a Founder of the Alliance for Children’s Rights
    • Member, California State Bar and the Bar of the District of Columbia
    • Certified E-Discovery Specialist
    • Chambers National Mediator List - 2016-2021
    • Recognized, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC)'s 2021 List of the World's Leading Technology Neutrals
    • National Law Journal ADR Champion - 2017 
  • Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements
    • Speaker at the Emerging Issues Conference of the ABA Health Law Section (2016-2019); California Society of Health Attorneys Annual Meeting (2016, 2017); ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Conference (2017-2019)
    • “A Special Master’s Role in Hospital Merger Cases,” LAW360 (2016)
    • "Whose Arbitration is This, Anyway?", JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Newsletter, Fall 2013
    • Author, Updates to Rutter Group Employment Law Treatise, ADR chapter, 2012-2016
    • "Litigation Solutions: Referees and Special Masters," Daily Journal, June 13, 2012
    • "It’s Time to Fix Arbitration Discovery," Los Angeles Lawyer, January 2010
    • "Ordered to arbitration? Take advantage!" Advocate Magazine, CAALA, September 2010
    • “Uprooting the Decision Tree,” Advocate Magazine, CAALA, September 2018
    • “How Third-Party Funders change the Chemistry of Settlements,” Advocate Magazine, CAALA, September 2017
    • "As the Economy Stumbles, Employment Discrimination Claims Climb," Employment Law Strategist, Law Journal Newsletters, December 2008
    • Author or co-author of leading articles of ADR, international and domestic commercial arbitration and mediation, and managing costs in ADR; frequent trainer and lecturer on arbitration, mediation and e-discovery
  • ADR Profiles
  • JAMS, 2006-Present
  • Associate General Counsel and Vice President, Southern California Edison and Edison International, 1999-2005
  • Partner at major international law firms (Paul Hastings; Fried Frank; Morrison & Foerster), 1981-1999
  • United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division: various positions including Chief of the Los Angeles office, Trial Attorney, and Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General
  • Law Clerk to Judge Alfred T. Goodwin, United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School

Counsel Comments

    • Recognized as "an excellent mediator and a great listener."

      - Chambers USA, 2021
    • Recognized as "very capable and very responsible."

      - Chambers USA, 2016
    • “The breadth of her experience prior to becoming a mediator gives her a sense of how clients react to things.”

      - Prominent Attorney
    • “You walk in and right away, you know she’s ready to roll up her sleeves and get into a case with you.”

      - Prominent Attorney
    • “She understood and tackled [the issues] quickly. She was very efficient.”

      - Prominent Attorney
    • “Thank you for your dilligent work and follow up on this case. Your continued dedication and effors went well above and beyond of what we typically receive from a mediator.”

      Prominent Attorney




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