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 mediated and arbitrated hundreds of matters where the parties include hospitals, patients, providers, payors, health plans, fiscal intermediaries, and government agencies including the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, the Veteran’s Administration, and state and federal agencies involved in the administration and enforcement of Medicare and Medicaid. 

Mr. Roscoe’s cases cover all phases of health care delivery, including medical negligence, mergers and acquisitions, health care fraud, pharmaceutical regulation, employment contracts, credentialing, privileges and placement.

Representative Matters

  • Administration & Insurance
    • Coding procedures, computer data production and analysis, compliance with federal reimbursement rules and procedure
    • Denial of privileges, peer review processes and determinations, termination of physician agreements, reporting to licensing authorities
  • Commercial Disputes
    • Hospital/physician contracts
    • Joint venture between specialty groups, employment contracts between physicians groups and other physicians, nurses, and other staff; office procedures and protocols
    • Mergers, acquisitions, and other transactional disputes involving hospitals, hospital systems, medical practices, and individual physicians
  • Employment
    • Resident matching program disputes
    • Review of credentials and criminal history for professionals and staff; inadequate supervision of staff, inadequate supervision and monitoring of patients
    • All aspects of health care related 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. Mr. Roscoe also administers, mediates and arbitrates streams of cases pursuant to certified and non-certified employment class action complaints, with specific experience in health care settings.
  • Fraud & Abuse
    • Medicaid and Medicare fraud and abuse ranging from civil and criminal allegations related to reimbursement to financing of acquisitions and facilities
    • Patient abuse and sexual abuse: sexual relations between care providers and between care providers and patients; sexual relations and abuse of long term residents
    • Quality of care issues raised by patients, staff, peers and institutions; failure to diagnose, failure to treat, failure to monitor, failure to refer, and failure to follow-up
    • Qui tam actions
    • Violation of patients’ rights
  • Medical Negligence
    • Allegations of medical negligence in all aspects of medical care delivery ranging from allegations of negligence at birth to nursing home care
    • Pharmaceutical disputes including AWP
    • Cardiology and echocardiography, coronary revascularization including indications for placement of and complications arising from stents, intraortic catheterization, and balloon angioplasty
    • Lack of informed consent, intra-operative decisions, applicable standard(s) of care, appropriate procedures for emergency rooms, admission, discharge and post-discharge care
    • Negligent pre- and post-natal care: diagnosis and treatment related to prenatal care including nutritional deficiencies, diabetes, injuries in utero, and preeclampsia; intra-operative injuries and injuries sustained during delivery
    • Psychiatric patient diagnosis, care, monitoring, transfer, violence, suicides, and security; psychiatric institution staff issues, including allegations of molestation, physical abuse, and neglect of patients or long term care residents
    • Radiology based diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, including radiographic interpretation, plain tomography, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, failures to prescribe and errors in interpretation
    • Vaccine related injuries: post vaccine complications and vaccine related injuries in children and adults including hepatitis, neurological complications such as encephalomyelitis
  • 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.”



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