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Linda Singer

Linda R. Singer, Esq.

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Margaret Poppe
T: 202-533-2024
F: 202-942-9186
1155 F Street, NW , Suite 1150 , Washington , DC 20004

Linda R. Singer, Esq., a nationally-known neutral, has over 30 years of dispute resolution experience as an arbitrator, mediator, civil litigator, and a neutral evaluator. She served as a special master to the U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y., and has been appointed as a mediator by numerous federal and state courts.

Ms. Singer has conducted hundreds of arbitrations in the U.S. and abroad involving two-party and multi-party disputes in a wide variety of subject areas: antitrust, bankruptcy, civil rights, complex commercial, construction, employment, environmental, franchise, government, insurance, international, products liability, securities, technology, and others. She arbitrates cases under the rules of JAMS, AAA, CPR, and other programs established by consent decrees, employers, and organizations.

She has managed complex discovery, including issues associated with electronic discovery. Ms. Singer has designed arbitration and other forms of claims processes for private companies, court systems, and government agencies. Recently she was appointed to the CPR Challenge Review Committee.

Representative Arbitrations

  • Arbitrated allegations of defamation and breach of contract under executives’ and physicians’ employment contracts
  • Arbitrated breach of contract claims between franchisors and franchisees
  • Arbitrated claims of disability discrimination against defense contractor
  • Arbitrated claims of discrimination and breach of fiduciary obligations between an international law firm and a former partner
  • Arbitrated claims of interference with first amendment rights and breach of settlement agreement against legacy airline
  • Arbitrated claims of unfair competition between health insurers
  • Arbitrated claims of wrongful termination against numerous employers
  • Arbitrated disputes pursuant to long-term agreements between sales representatives and suppliers
  • Arbitrated individual job relief claims under a class action settlement of racial discrimination claims in the utilities industry
  • Arbitrated insurance claims by injured athletes against major league sports franchise
  • Arbitrated multi-million dollar claims pursuant to the consent decree between Black Farmers and the United States Department of Agriculture
  • Arbitrated putative consumer class actions over alleged anti-competitive conduct by leading telecommunications companies in the long distance telephone market
  • Served as neutral chair of an arbitration panel to adjudicate the rights of leading Fortune 500 technology firms in long-term contracts for internet advertising
  • Served as neutral chair of panel and resolved disputes over electronic discovery against major brokerage company and a former employee
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, in the practice area of Arbitration and Mediation, 2018
  • Recognized internationally by Who's Who Legal: Mediation, 2017
  • Women in Law 2017 Award, Lawyer Monthly
  • "Lawyer Limelight: Linda Singer," Lawdragon, ADR Profile, March 30, 2014
  • Recognized by Washington DC Super Lawyers, 2014-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009-Present
  • Chair, JAMS Board of Directors
  • Recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, The National Law Journal, 2013-Present
  • Recipient of the D’Alemberte/Raven Award from the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA, 2012
  • Selected by Who’s Who Legal as one of the world’s leading Commercial Mediators, 2012-Present
  • Selected to the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2012-Present
  • National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Elected as a Neutral Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2009-Present
  • Member, CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Co-author, “Mediating Class Actions,” published by the Federal Judicial Center and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution in ADR Handbook for Judges
  • Outstanding Achievement for ADR Education and Training, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Practical Achievement Award, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • CPR Book Award, Settling Disputes: Conflict Resolution in Business, Families, and the Legal System
  • Board member: Consensus Building Institute of the Abramson Foundation
  • Former board member: JAMS Foundation
  • Former member or Board Chair: HASNA Foundation; Board of Governors, District of Columbia Bar; D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission
  • Visiting or adjunct faculty member of Law Schools of Georgetown, Harvard, Stanford, George Washington, University of California at Los Angeles, University of New Mexico, and American Universities; trainer for CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • Principal, ADR Associates, LLC, 1990-2003
  • President, non-profit Center for Dispute Settlement, 1971-present
  • Partner, Lichtman, Trister, Singer & Ross, Washington, D.C., 1988-2002
  • Partner, Goldfarb and Singer, 1971-1988
  • Faculty, Harvard's Program of Instruction for Lawyers at the Program on Negotiation, 1987-2012
  • J.D., with highest honors, George Washington University Law School, 1968
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1963

Counsel Comments

    • “I wish to take this opportunity to recognize and express deepest appreciation for your work in assisting the successful settlement efforts of the parties. You helped hundreds of litigants perform a nearly impossible task and you have served the public interest well.”

      - Federal District Court Judge
    • “The personal dynamic was particularly challenging, and your tireless efforts were critical in finally resolving this.”

      - Partner, Top 30 National Law Firm
    • “You kept everyone at the table and the ball in the air in circumstances that were highly volatile. Few mediators would have been up to the task.”

      - Senior Official, Federal Agency
    • “Please let me once again thank you for all of your hard and successful work in bringing about a resolution. You were savvy at all times and tough when you needed to be. It is my sincere belief that very few other mediators, if any, could have settled this difficult environmental dispute.”

      - New York-based Partner, Top 100 National Law Firm
    • “Everyone on our side of the case was greatly impressed with your work, and realizes that we could not have gotten this case settled without your help.”

      - Partner, Connecticut Law Firm
    • “Linda Singer was the best arbitrator that I have appeared before. She had an excellent grasp of all relevant legal issues and quickly assimilated a myriad of documents and facts. Throughout the process she treated counsel and the witnesses with her friendly demeanor that put everyone at ease.”

      - Partner, DC Law Firm
    • “I wanted to thank you, on behalf of my client and myself, for your superb assistance in reaching settlement. I have no doubt at all that, but for your involvement, it wouldn’t have happened. You’ve saved everyone considerable grief and expense.”

      - Name Partner, DC Law Firm
    • “Thank you for your assistance in facilitating the parties’ agreement. Frankly, I don’t know how you did it.”

      - Partner, New Jersey Law Firm
    • “We were able to reach a mutually agreeable settlement based upon your tremendous and tireless efforts during our day long mediation session in Chicago.”

      - Partner, Top 100 National Law Firm
    • “We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the excellent efforts of Linda Singer, whose expertise greatly facilitated the conclusion of extremely complex negotiations between the parties.”

      Partners, Top Maryland Law Firm

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