Jerry Roscoe

Jerry P. Roscoe, Esq.

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Amanda Whyte
T: 215-246-9494
F: 215-246-0949
1717 Arch Street, Suite 3810, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Jerry Roscoe, Esq. has decades of experience resolving government disputes in the United States and overseas. He is well known for his ability to resolve complex, multi-party matters involving technical, contract, fraud, tort, health care, environmental, telecommunications, public policy, and international law issues.

Mr. Roscoe has designed dispute resolution processes for numerous federal agencies and Fortune 500 companies. He has conducted ADR training for thousands of government professionals, including attorneys, judges, and mediators in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Roscoe has mediated a wide variety of government-related disputes involving virtually every industry, including: health care, legal, environmental, insurance, securities and financial, transportation, energy, construction, and international telecommunications.

Representative Mediations

  • Administrative/Rulemaking: Mediated a case on remand from the Supreme Court of the United States establishing the federal definition of "coal operator"
  • Class Action: Mediation involving the provision of police services to the Federal Government
  • Employment: Mediated hundreds of employment-related cases involving most federal agencies, including the United States Congress and the Executive Branch. Mediated an international employment class action related to turnover of Panama Canal ownership.
  • Environmental: Mediated multiple environmental disputes involving Superfund and CERCLA issues; a federal action involving a national environmental organization suing the federal government over water resource allocation; water contamination by the U.S. Government resulting from World War II zinc mining operations; a state government and 63 PRPs involving remediation and allocation of liability and costs for contamination of waterways; leaking underground storage tanks; and groundwater contamination. Mediated a federal appellate case dealing with siting of liquefied natural gas storage and transmission facilities in New England.
  • False Claims Act: Mediated matters including billion dollar dispute involving allegations of government contract fraud related to defense procurement worldwide, including national and international commodity accounting, distribution, and purchasing systems. Also mediates allegations of Health Care Fraud/qui tam actions.
  • Government Contract: Mediated local government contracts involving Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Mediated a federal suit involving local court systems for the provision of legal services that provided interim care for children.
  • International Government Contract: Mediated a dispute regarding the design and implementation of the Internet in the Middle East
  • Maritime/Admiralty: Mediated a case involving federal liability for activities on merchant vessels used to support United States war efforts
  • Public Policy: Mediated and arbitrated cases involving health care procedure coding, medical negligence, credentialing, and reimbursement. Mediated international political conflicts in Bosnia between the Croats and Muslims.
  • Tort/Insurance: Mediated vaccine personal injury claims involving insurance liability, coverage, and reinsurance issues in cases ranging from disease to total disability
  • Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS
  • 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.”
    • “He has a judicial manner, he listened intently and was incredibly well-prepared [as an arbitrator].”
    • “In my opinion, Jerry Roscoe is the ultimate mediator. I couldn't be more impressed with how he managed the mediation over multiple sessions.”
    • “Jerry Roscoe is a fantastic mediator and is always my go-to choice.”



Practice Areas

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