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David Ross

David S. Ross, Esq.

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Patricia Bargielski
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David S. Ross, Esq. has conducted negotiation skills, basic and advanced mediation skills, mediation advocacy, conflict management, and other ADR training seminars and courses for thousands of lawyers and law students, human resource and corporate managers, federal judges, and other professionals.

He has trained lawyers for:

  • The New York City Bar Association
  • The Practicing Law Institute
  • The American Corporate Counsel Association
  • The United States Attorney General’s Office
  • The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Various law firms throughout the country

Mr. Ross has also conducted training sessions for many public and private organizations, including:

  • United Airlines
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Cosmair (L'Oreal, Maybelline)
  • American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Mr. Ross serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Law School where he teaches a course entitled Negotiation Theory and Skills. He has also taught courses or lectured on mediation and arbitration at New York University School of Law, Cornell University School of Labor/Industrial Relations, Brooklyn Law School, and Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School. He is a former member of the National ADR Training Faculty of Pepperdine University School of Law based in Malibu, California.

Mediation Experience
An active mediator for the past decade, Mr. Ross has successfully resolved hundreds of two-party and multi-party disputes. Recognized as one of the leading employment mediators in the country, he has mediated all types of employment cases -- including class actions -- with issues involving allegations of harassment and discrimination based on age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, and race. Mr. Ross also has experience resolving commercial, construction, environmental, franchise, partnership dissolution, personal injury, and securities cases.

  • Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of Law, 1995-present
  • Inaugural Chair / Facilitator, Rainforest Alliance Honoree Program (2016)
  • Panelist, NYU Law School / ABA Mediation Week (2015)
  • Panelist, Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges (2008)
  • Mediation Trainer, Bar Association of the City of New York; Cornell University School of Labor/Industrial Relations, U.S. Attorney General
  • Editor of a leading negotiation textbook Beyond Winning: Negotiating to Create Value in Deals and Disputes (Harvard University Press, 2005)
  • Co-Chair, Employment Dispute Resolution Systems, NYU Law School
  • Former Member, National Mediation Panels : Merrill Lynch, NASD, AIG
  • Conducts seminars on mediation advocacy & ethics, and negotiation
  • Guest speaker on mediation at ABA Conferences, NYU School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, The Practicing Law Institute, and The American Corporate Counsel Association
  • Authored articles on ADR, including "Strategic Considerations in Choosing a Mediator" (The Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2002) published by CCH and "The Role of Feelings in Mediation" (Dispute Resolution Alert, February 2010)
  • Prior to joining JAMS, Mr. Ross practiced in the litigation department at Cravath, Swaine and Moore
  • LL.M., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Columbia Univ. Law School (1993)
  • J.D., New York University Law School, 1989 (Moot Court Board)
  • B.A., with honors, University of Virginia, 1986
    • Visiting Scholar, Cambridge University, England (1985-1986)



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