Kathleen Roberts

Hon. Kathleen A. Roberts (Ret.)

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer

Case Manager
Christiane Catoe
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Hon. Kathleen A. Roberts (Ret.) has been a full-time mediator, arbitrator, and special discovery master since 1995. She is highly regarded for her skillful facilitation, careful neutral evaluation, and persistence in resolving all types of disputes, and for her ability to manage complex arbitrations and provide well-reasoned awards. Judge Roberts is the author of many articles including "Legislators Target Abuses in a Growing Insurance Field," which appeared in the November 24, 2008 edition of the National Law Journal.

Representative Matters

  • Arbitrated a breach of contract dispute between a large New York hospital network and a consultant retained to seek additional Medicare disproportionate share reimbursements
  • Arbitrated a breach of contract dispute between a major New York hospital and a consultant retained to provide asset management services
  • Arbitrated a breach of contract dispute between a managed care system and provider of health care equipment and services to its patients
  • Arbitrated an insurance coverage dispute between a California community hospital and managed care system and its broker and insurer regarding reimbursements for excess costs of providing medical care
  • Arbitrated and mediated numerous medical malpractice disputes
  • Mediated a complex dispute involving the sale of several nursing homes
  • Mediated a dispute between health care groups involving alleged pirating of a network of workers' compensation providers
  • Mediated numerous disputes between physicians and dentists and their partnerships or practice groups
  • Mediated over a dozen long-term disability insurance coverage disputes
  • Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS
  • Mediation Settlement Day Frontline Champion Award, New York Unified Court System, 2016
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the mediation panels for the United States District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, New York County; and Bankruptcy Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • Frequent participant in bar association programs and continuing legal education programs on mediation and arbitration
  • Admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Member of the New York City Bar
  • United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York, 1985-1995
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, Criminal and Civil Divisions, 1979-1985
  • Law Clerk, Judge William C. Conner, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1977-1979
  • J.D., Yale Law School, Editor of the Yale Law Journal, 1977
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Massachusetts (Boston), 1971



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