Please provide a snapshot of your legal career prior to joining JAMS.
I practiced labor and employment law for 10 years before becoming a neutral. I then began working for some JAMS neutrals, assisting in mediations and arbitrations while developing my practice. I also joined court annexed mediation panels and conducted labor arbitrations. Five years later, I joined the JAMS panel.
How did you become interested in alternative dispute resolution (ADR)?
When I was a new associate at a small employment law firm, I attended a mediation at JAMS with a partner. I had no previous experience with ADR, but I was enthralled by the experience and amazed to see our difficult case reach resolution. I knew then that I wanted to be a mediator at some point in my career.
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