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Jerry Roscoe

Jerry P. Roscoe, Esq.

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Thomas Clark
T: 215-246-9494
F: 215-246-0949
1717 Arch Street , Suite 3810 , Philadelphia , PA 19103
Mr. Roscoe, Esq. serves exclusively as a mediator and arbitrator, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the resolution of employment issues, workplace conflict, and systems design in the public, private, and international sectors. He also mediates, arbitrates, and administers the resolution of certified and non-certified employment class action claims.

Mr. Roscoe has served as mediation trainer for the National Employment Law Institute (NELI), the National Employment Mediation Service, and the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC). He presents regularly to law firms, government agencies, corporations, and professional organizations on the effective use of conflict management and mediation techniques in employment and labor cases.

Supplementary Matters

  • Designed and administered mediation program which resolved class action employment litigation brought against top U.S. automobile manufacturer
  • Designs conflict management systems for corporate and government entities and trains legal and human resources departments on dispute resolution techniques for the effective use of dispute resolution processes
  • Participated in the design and implementation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) first pilot mediation program conducted in Houston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C.

Representative Matters

  • Administered, mediated, and arbitrated streams of cases pursuant to certified and non-certified employment class action complaints, with specific experience in the telecommunications, securities, airlines, and manufacturing industries, as well as public accommodations
  • Arbitrated individual employment cases nationwide; no decision or award has ever been challenged
  • Mediated and arbitrated all aspects of employment claims including Title VII, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, negligent hiring and supervision, failure to hire, failure to follow administrative procedures, retaliation, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, and Equal Pay
  • Mediated confidential cases involving federal employees engaged in intelligence, national security, and nuclear energy regulatory issues
  • Mediated employment matters involving highly compensated individuals including: the Vice President of a major US airline, officer of international commercial real estate brokerage firm, officer of an international software company, senior partners in national law firms, and highly-placed political officials in both the legislative and executive branches
  • Mediated federal employment cases nationwide involving the United States Postal Service, the Department of Justice, and virtually every other federal government agency
  • Mediated individual and class discrimination allegations initiated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Mediated international maritime employment litigation brought by a class of individuals employed at the Panama Canal
  • Mediated multiple plaintiff case against major hotel involving allegations of discrimination and violation of public accommodation
  • Selected to mediate “whistleblower” employment litigation brought pursuant to water quality issues (lead in public water system) in the District of Columbia
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • ADR articles authored by Jerry Roscoe include:
  • Adjunct Professor of Mediation and Negotiation, Georgetown University Law Center and George Washington University Law School, 1995-2012
  • Chair, ABA Health Committee for the Dispute Resolution Section
  • Public Interest Donor, American Health Lawyers Association, 1989-2012
  • Chair, D.C. Bar Litigation Section ADR Committee, 2004 term
  • Distinguished fellow, International Academy of Mediators, since 1998
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Litigation Section Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1997-2000
  • Member, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, 1989-2000 (President, D.C. Chapter, 1993 and Board of Directors, 1992-1994)
  • Member:
    • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
    • International Academy of Mediators (IAM)
    • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)
  • Bar Membership
    • D.C. Bar Association
    • Connecticut Bar Association 
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Frequent speaker on mediation for federal agencies and bar associations
  • Speaker at Philadelphia Bar Medical Legal Subcommittee, Philadelphia, PA, May 2014
  • Coach, Georgetown Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution 2013 Team
  • JAMS Panelist, 2003-present
  • Partner, ADR Associates, LLC, 2000-2003; Senior Associate, the Center for Dispute Settlement, 1990-present
  • Litigator and Mediator, 1982-1990
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, 1982
  • J.D., Catholic University Columbus School of Law, Washington D.C., 1982

Counsel Comments

    • “Thanks to JAMS and particularly Mr. Roscoe for assisting with this settlement. Mr. Roscoe did an excellent job, with even-handed, candid and helpful comments at just the appropriate pace, without giving any sense of pressure to my client. It was effective and appreciated.”
    • “Jerry is one of the best—if not the best—mediators; he's masterful. He handled the parties expertly, with just the right combination of persuasion, logic and conviction. He helped everyone relax and gained the confidence of the parties, who then followed his advice. Jerry handled the two emotional and angry plaintiffs perfectly, letting them vent their frustrations and then bringing them to the point where they could finally commit to settle. They had resisted any attempts to settle, even by their own attorney, for many months. Jerry was the only one who could secure a demand from them.”
    • “Mr. Roscoe was effective & efficient. His style was excellent in having the parties discuss together the issues, goals, and how to proceed. Overall, it was a very good way to help move the parties & process along.”
    • “I would recommend him to any party, plaintiff or defense, who is considering the mediation of a complex medical malpractice case. He has finely honed mediation skills coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the subject as well as a fair and balanced approach, which is invaluable. I recommend Jerry Roscoe without reservation or equivocation.”
    • “I have only the highest regard and excellent reviews for Jerry Roscoe, and I have great respect for the professional contribution he has made in the various mediations I have had the privilege of participating in with him. It is without hesitation and with great praise that I recommend Jerry Roscoe for any mediation or arbitration needs you may have. I can assure you that you will not regret your decision.”
    • “After an early deadlock, he [Jerry Roscoe] managed within a few hours to get both sides to move substantially in their positions.”
    • “Jerry is wonderful- always prepared; accommodating; practical; and creative. I always use him for these reasons.”
    • “Mr. Roscoe is a real professional.”
    • “By all indications Jerry was as efficient as he could be. We appreciate his diligent follow-up after the mediation.”
    • “Jerry is my go-to person at JAMS. He is always engaged, prepared, pragmatic and his instincts are excellent!!”
    • “He is clearly and expert in his craft and I commend him.”
    • “It was a pleasure working with Jerry Roscoe and JAMS. The entire process was professional and well-managed, start to finish.”
    • Jerry was prepared, asked pertinent questions and was an effective facilitator.”
    • “This was a tough case with a lot of moving parts. Jerry did an incredible job.”
    • “This was the first time I utilized the services of Mr. Roscoe and I was highly impressed with his style and demeanor.”
    • “I have been engaged in the practice of law for nearly 25 years. I know from experience that it is rare to find a mediator for complex medical matters who doesn’t first need to be educated about the medicine before tackling the difficult diplomatic dynamics that are inevitably required in such situations. In Jerry Roscoe, I was fortunate to find someone who possesses both skills in abundance.”



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