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Judith P. Meyer, Esq. is recognized as one of the country’s leading mediators and arbitrators. In the last 30 years, she has resolved over 2000 commercial mediations and arbitrations involving contract, merger and acquisition, employment, business torts and fraud, personal injury, wrongful death, medical, legal and accounting malpractice, environmental, trademark and insurance disputes. Ms. Meyer has served and serves as a mediator or arbitrator on a number of high profile ADR panels including the American Arbitration Association’s Construction, Commercial, Complex Claims, and

Employment Panels; the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s National Panel and Employment and Franchise Panels; the EEOC Mediation Services Panels in Chicago and New York: FINRA; National Health Lawyers’ Association Dispute Resolution Panel; ADROptions, Philadelphia; U.S. International Commerce Commission; the USDC for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Arbitration and Mediation Panels; Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware Mediation Panel; Maryland District Court; New Jersey Superior Courts; Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Philadelphia Commerce Court.  She served as a discovery master for the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and also as a referee in insurance liquidations. She is a Distinguished Fellow in the International Academy of Mediators, a Fellow of the London-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow in the American College of Arbitrators and the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals.  She co-chairs the International Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute in the Hague.  She taught ADR at Cornell Law School for fourteen years. 

 

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A former litigation partner in a Los Angeles firm and a founder of a boutique litigation firm in Beverly Hills, Ms. Meyer was one of the founders of Philadelphia JAMS in 2004. Ms. Meyer brings a special skill set to each mediation and a professionalism born of years of trial advocacy.  In mediation, she makes a total commitment to the parties and their counsel to be their negotiation guide through first referral to final resolution. In arbitration, she works to bring a clean, quick and fair process to the parties.  She brings high energy and total commitment to a process that requires quick grasp of the essential business and legal issues of a dispute, as well as astute comprehension of the shifting dynamics between the parties and counsel for the parties.  In mediation, she parses and reframes complex issues and moves the parties from positions to interests. One area where she is most sought after in mediation is in “high-emotion” cases as she is known for her ability to “calm” a situation and help the parties focus on a successful resolution.  In arbitration, she produces cleanly written and thorough arbitration awards. 

 

Ms. Meyer taught Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration at Cornell University Law School. She has also lectured to students on mediation at the University of Pennsylvania, Dickinson, Temple, and Rutgers Law School. Ms. Meyer is consistently named in Best Lawyers in America in the field of ADR and as a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer in ADR. She received the Sir Francis Bacon Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2016 for excellence in mediation.  A graduate of Barnard College, she received her law degree from Cornell University Law School, where she won the E. E. Carey Award for Legal Brief Writing Excellence, and served on the Moot Court Board.
 

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MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION PANELS
 

  • American Arbitration Association, Commercial and Employment Panels

  • Distinguished Neutral, Commercial, Franchise, Employment Panels and National Panel, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution; Florence (Italy) International Mediation Center

  • Mediator, American Health Lawyers Association

  • Panelist, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; ADROptions; ADR Select

  • Arbitrator & Mediator, USDC, Eastern District PA

  • Arbitrator & Mediator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority [FINRA]

  • Mediator, US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

  • Judge Pro Tem, Commerce Court, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

  • Mediator, United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals & US International Trade Commission

  • Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre & US-China Business Conciliation Ctr, CCPIT Beijing

  • Mediator, Business & Technology Case Management Program, State Courts of Maryland

  • Mediator, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Mediator, Superior Courts of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Special Discovery Master & Referee Reliance Liquiedation, Commonwealth Court of PA

  • Neutral, JAMS [co-founded Philadelphia office of JAMS, 2004-2006]

  • Mediator & Arbitrator, Class Action Appeals Committee, Prudential Policyholders ADR Remediation Plan

  • Arbitrator, 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund; Arbitrator & Mediator,  2012 Hurricane Sandy Claims

  • Arbitrator, USA Track and Field Olympic Trials, Doping Grievances Panel, 1998

  • Mediator, New York Metropolitan Transit Authority, 1992
     

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS, APPOINTMENTS, MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS
 

Sir Francis Bacon Award bestowed by Pennsylvania Bar Association in May 2016 for Excellence in Mediation

Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Chair, Philadelphia Bar ADR Committee, 2011

Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute & Chair, IMI Independent Standards Commission

Member, Academy of Advanced Practitioners, Association of Conflict Resolvers

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators [FCIarb]

Member, Academy of Court Appointed Masters

Distinguished Fellow and Former Board Member, International Academy of Mediators

Member [2000-2010], American College of Civil Trial Mediators

Member, College of Commercial Arbitrators

Fellow, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Hearing Examiner, Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners

Member, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution; Arbitration & Mediation Committees

Best Lawyers in America, ADR, 2006  - 2016;  PA SuperLawyer in ADR 2005  - 2016

Member, PA Bar (active), Idaho Bar (active), California Bar (inactive)
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE
 

Board Member, Executive Committee Member ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE   Regional Board Chair 2015-2017

Commissioner LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL COMMISSION, 2000-2013

Mediator Pro Bono, ARTS + BUSINESS COUNCIL OF PHILADELPHIA

Mediator Pro Bono, PHILADELPHIA HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING
 

Adjunct Professor ADR, Cornell Law School 1999-present; Guest Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Wharton School of Business, Beasley School of Law, Temple Univ, Dickinson School of Law (Penn State Univ), Rutgers Law (Camden)
 

ARTICLES [partial list]
 

Contributing Columnist “On Professional Practice”, ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine, 2016 –

Book Review, “Anatomy of a Mediation”, James Freund, , Dispute Resolution Magazine, Summer 2013; Book Review, “Blind Spots”, M. Bazerman and A. Tenbrunsel, 2012, IAM Review; Book Review, “Bargaining With the Devil” by R. Mnookin, 2010, IAM Review; “Mediators Alert:  Now, Certification Goes Global”, Alternatives, March 2008; “When the Neutral’s Dilemma Hits:  Routine Problems, and the Not-So-Routine Repercussions of Common Arbitration Conflicts,” Alternatives, May 2007; “ADR vs. The Bench:  Why Are Neutrality Standards Different?” Alternatives, April 2007; “Mediation in the Media”, Alternatives, 2005; “Think Outside the Box:  Use Mediation Proactively,” Corporate Counsel Magazine, January 2005
 

TRIAL LAWYER EXPERIENCE
 

Litigation Of Counsel, Bazelon, Less and Feldman (Philadelphia); Partner, Meserve, Mumper & Hughes (Los Angeles); Litigation Partner, Lande Rolston & Meyer [Beverly Hills]
 

EDUCATION 
 

BARNARD COLLEGE, B.A.; CORNELL LAW SCHOOL, J.D., 1974, E.D.P. CAREY WRITING AWARD;

MOOT COURT BOARD