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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 pioneered the development of mediation as a practice, training fellow mediators and lawyers throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. She has conducted hundreds of complex and multi-party cases in the U.S. and abroad involving corporations and partnerships, businesses, and governmental entities.

Representative matters include supply contracts, banking, franchising, professional liability, anti-trust, unfair competition, trademark, patents, real estate, bankruptcy, debt restructuring, insurance coverage, reinsurance, fidelity bonds, telecommunications, trade secrets, product liability, partnership dissolutions, and stockholder buyouts.

Ms. Singer serves on the Mid-Atlantic Area Council for mediating disputes in the wholesale electric utility industry, and a panel that mediates disputes involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She has designed ADR processes for private companies, court systems, and government agencies.

Representative Mediations

  • Conducted successful mediations between franchisors and franchisees in the food, retail, employment agency, and hotel industries
  • Mediated allocation of assets and liabilities on sale of business
  • Resolved claims of unfair competition and theft of trade secrets among high-tech and pharmaceutical former joint venturers and competitors
  • Resolved insurance coverage disputes involving environmental, product liability, libel, and employment-related issues
  • Resolved numerous multi-party cases involving the allocation of responsibility among federal, state, and municipal governments; parent companies and subsidiaries; and hundreds of private parties for cleaning up hazardous waste sites throughout the country. Matters involved recovery of past and future costs, site remediation, and technical impractibility.
  • Resolved post-arbitration dispute over payment of a multi-million dollar liability among French and American manufacturers, insurers, and reinsurers
  • Resolved unfair competition and theft of trade secrets among high-tech competitors
  • Settled antitrust dispute among telecommunications companies over internet telephone directories
  • Settled claims of redlining brought by housing discrimination organizations against a major insurance carrier
  • Settled construction defect disputes and disputes among real estate developers
  • Settled contract dispute between U.S. chemical supplier and Pakistani drug manufacturer involving conflicts between U.S. and Pakistani law
  • Settled disputes between the U.S. Department of Justice and the owners of stadium theaters and hotel franchisors over accessibility under the American With Disabilities Act
  • Settled fraud and contract claims among 13 health insurers, reinsurers, and brokers
  • Settled in bankruptcy a class action for securities fraud against creditors of purchaser of multiple family businesses
  • Settled multi-party contract dispute over the relocation of thousands of employees
  • Settled multiple actions against banks and savings and loan associations brought by the FDIC and the Resolution Trust Corporation, including the restructuring of multi-million dollar loans

Representative Arbitrations

  • Arbitrated a variety of breach of contract claims, including those between franchisors and franchisees and between sales representatives and suppliers
  • Arbitrated claims of unfair competition between health insurers
  • Arbitrated putative consumer class actions over alleged anti-competitive conduct by leading telecommunications companies in the long distance telephone market
  • Served as the neutral chair of an arbitration panel to adjudicate the rights of leading Fortune 500 technology firms in long-term contracts for internet advertising
  • 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

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    Singer featured in JAMS mediation video

    Recognized by Best Lawyers, Washington DC, 2014-Present

    Listed in Who's Who Legal: Mediation, 2015-Present

    Recognized as a Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2009-Present

    Recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, The National Law Journal, 2014-Present

    Recipient of Prestigious D’Alemberte-Raven Award from the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA, 2012

    Recognized as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, 2006-Present

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