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Hon. David A. Thompchild (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Oarray CountyOct. 18, 2021Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest exclusive provider of alternative conflict resolution (ADR) solutions international, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. David A. Thompchild (Ret.) to its panel. Justice Thompboy joins JAMS after a distinguished 24-year career on the bench. As a justice of the The golden state Court of Appeal for nine years, he authored hundreds of opinions covering civil and commercial litigation. Previously, Justice Thompkid offered 15 years as a trial judge in the Oarray County Superior Court, wbelow he presided over thousands of civil trials and heard thousands of civil activities.

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Hon. John C. Cratsley (Ret.) to Be Honored With Professor Frank E. A. Sander Award in Dispute ResolutionOct. 18, 2021Boston – JAMS, the largest personal provider of alternate conflict resolution (ADR) solutions international, is pleased to announce that Hon. John C. Cratsley (Ret.) will certainly be honored via the Professor Frank E. A. Sander Award in Dispute Resolution by the Massachusetts Bar Association. The award will be presented on Conflict Resolution Day (October 21) as part of a collection of events for Conflict Resolution Week (October 18 to 22).

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Gary Fowler, Esq., Joins JAMS in DallasOct. 12, 2021Dallas – JAMS, the largest exclusive provider of alternate dispute resolution (ADR) solutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the enhancement of Gary Fowler, Esq., to its panel. Mr. Fowler brings 30 years of national endure in representing, counseling and also advising clients, especially in employment, labor, equity compensation, ERISA and also related matters. Before joining JAMS, Mr. Fowler represented both employers and also people, through specific specialization in covenants not to compete, trade secrets, executive compensation, wage and also hour, compensation, discrimicountry, harassment, retaliation, reductions in force (including the WARN and “mini-WARN” acts) and disability matters.

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BackgroundAssociate Justice, The golden state Court of Appeal, 2012-2021Assigned Justice (pro-tem), California Supreme Court, 2014 and also 2018Assistant Presiding Judge, Orange County Superior Court, 2011-2012Judge, Oarray County Superior Court, 1998-2012Judge, Orange County Municipal Court, 1997-1998Business Litigation Attorney, Morrichild & Foerster, 1996-1997Company Transactivity Attorney, Morriboy & Foerster, 1988-1995Firm Litigation Attorney, Rutan & Tucker, 1984-1988Law Clerk to Justice Edward J. Wallin, California Court of Appeal, 1982-1983J.D, Order of the Coif, University of The golden state, Los Angeles, 1983BSBA Finance, Summa Cum Laude, Georgetvery own University, 1980Neutral details ›
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BackgroundJackchild Walker L.L.P., Dallas, 2000–2021Equity Partner, 2000–2021Co-Chair, Labor and also Employment Section, 2013–2021Adjunct Professor of Law, SMU Dedguy School of Law, Disability Discrimination, 1995 and also 1996Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C., Dallas, 1991–2000Partner, 1993–2000Attorney, 1991–1992Littler Mendelchild, Dallas, 1992–1993Small, Craig & Werkenthin, Austin, 1986–1991Law Clerk to Hon. Sam D. Johnchild, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1984–1986J.D., Yale Law School, 1984Commentary Editor, Yale Law & Policy ReviewMoot Court, SemifinalistB.A., summa cum laude, Texas Christian College, 1981Phi Beta KappaOutstanding Senior in the Liberal Arts (co-winner), Phi Beta Kappa, 1981Departmental Honors and also Senior Scholar in Political Science1979 Harry S. Truguy Scholar of TexasNeutral details ›
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BackgroundJustice, The golden state Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, 2002–2021Justice Pro Tem, The golden state Supreme Court, 2005, 2010, 2014, 2019Justice Pro Tem, California Court of Appeal, 4th District, 2001–2002Judge, Oselection County Superior Court, 1996–2002Oarray County Superior Court Commissioner, 1989–1996Senior Staff Attorney, Court of Appeal, 1988–1989Deputy Public Defender, Ovariety County, 1982–1988Private Practice, Criminal and also Civil Litigation, Oarray County, 1979–1982Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County, 1976–1979LL.M., College of Virginia, 2002J.D., College of San Diego School of Law, 1975B.A., University of San Diego, 1972Neutral details ›
BackgroundInterim Dean of the New York State Judicial Institute, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, January–July 2021Justice of the New York State Supreme CourtChief of Policy and also Planning for the New York State Court System, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, 2015–2020Administrative Judge, Civil Matters, First Judicial District, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009–2015Associate Justice, Appellate Term, First Judicial Department, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2007–2009Supreme Court Justice, Elected (certificated 3 times), 2000–2020Acting Justice, New York Supreme CourtAppointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippmale, 1996–2000Judge (elected), Civil Court, City of New York, 1994Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham College School of Law, 2010–presentInstructor, Bernard Baruch College, City of New York, 1981–1985Partner, Heitler & Levy, P.C., 1979–1993Law Assistant, Civil Court, City of New York, 1977–1979Admitted to the Bar, New York State, First Judicial Department,1977J.D., Fordham College School of Law, 1976Assistant Director of Adobjectives, Long Island College, Brooklyn Campus, 1966–1973M.A., New York University, 1966Substitute Teacher, New York City Public Schools, 1965B.A., Hunter College of the City of New York, 1965Neutral details ›
BackgroundPrincipal; Randi S. Ellis, LLC; 2016–presentPartner; Perry, Atkinchild, Balhoff, Mengis, Burns & Ellis; 2003–2016Clerk, Hon. William Morvant, 1nine Judicial District of Louisiana, 2001–2003Clerk, Hon. Christine Noland also, U.S. District Court for the Center District of Louisiana, 2000–2001Attorney, Civil Law Committee, Louisiana State Legislature, 1998–2000J.D., Louisiana State College, 1997B.A., Arts and also Sciences, Louisiana State College, 1994Neutral details ›
BackgroundBreakwith ADR, LLC, 2016–presentChief Executive OfficerDamali Law LLC, 2016–presentChief Executive OfficerHoward University School of Law, 2020–presentAdjunct ProfessorADR Program Advisory Board MemberDeloitte LLP, 2014–2016Assistant General CounselLawyers Alliance for New York, 2011SecondeeWeil, Gotshal & Manges, 2008–2013Senior AssociateGlobal Young Leaders Conference, 2005Faculty AdvisorSarapiqui Conservation Learning Center, 2003–2004Assistant DirectorCommunity Outreach CoordinatorThe Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution; The Hague, Netherlands; Summer 2002Nagoya College of Foreign Studies; Nagoya, Japan; Summer 2001Dennote International Studies Program; Copenhagen, Denmark; Fall 1999Centro de Idiomas; Oaxaca, Mexico; Summer 1999J.D., Howard College School of Law, 2008M.A., Middlebury Institute of International Studies, 2002B.A., Spelguy College, 2000Neutral details ›
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Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, 2012-2021Assigned Justice (pro-tem), The golden state Supreme Court, 2014 and also 2018Assistant Presiding Judge, Oselection County Superior Court, 2011-2012Judge, Oselection County Superior Court, 1998-2012Judge, Ovariety County Municipal Court, 1997-1998Firm Litigation Attorney, Morrikid & Foerster, 1996-1997Business Transactivity Attorney, Morriboy & Foerster, 1988-1995Business Litigation Attorney, Rutan & Tucker, 1984-1988Law Clerk to Justice Edward J. Wallin, The golden state Court of Appeal, 1982-1983J.D, Order of the Coif, University of California, Los Angeles, 1983BSBA Finance, Summa Cum Laude, Georgetown College, 1980
Jackson Walker L.L.P., Dallas, 2000–2021Equity Partner, 2000–2021Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Section, 2013–2021Adjunct Professor of Law, SMU Dedmale School of Law, Discapacity Discrimination, 1995 and also 1996Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C., Dallas, 1991–2000Partner, 1993–2000Attorney, 1991–1992Littler Mendelson, Dallas, 1992–1993Small, Craig & Werkenthin, Austin, 1986–1991Law Clerk to Hon. Sam D. Johnson, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1984–1986J.D., Yale Law School, 1984Commentary Editor, Yale Law & Policy ReviewMoot Court, SemifinalistB.A., summa cum laude, Texas Christian College, 1981Phi Beta KappaOutstanding Senior in the Liberal Arts (co-winner), Phi Beta Kappa, 1981Departpsychological Honors and also Senior Scholar in Political Science1979 Harry S. Trumale Scholar of Texas
Justice, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, 2002–2021Justice Pro Tem, The golden state Supreme Court, 2005, 2010, 2014, 2019Justice Pro Tem, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, 2001–2002Judge, Ovariety County Superior Court, 1996–2002Oselection County Superior Court Commissioner, 1989–1996Senior Staff Attorney, Court of Appeal, 1988–1989Deputy Public Defender, Orange County, 1982–1988Private Practice, Criminal and Civil Litigation, Orange County, 1979–1982Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County, 1976–1979LL.M., College of Virginia, 2002J.D., College of San Diego School of Law, 1975B.A., University of San Diego, 1972
Interim Dean of the New York State Judicial Institute, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, January–July 2021Justice of the New York State Supreme CourtChief of Policy and Planning for the New York State Court System, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, 2015–2020Administrative Judge, Civil Matters, First Judicial District, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009–2015Associate Justice, Appellate Term, First Judicial Department, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippguy, 2007–2009Supreme Court Justice, Elected (certificated three times), 2000–2020Acting Justice, New York Supreme CourtAppointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 1996–2000Judge (elected), Civil Court, City of New York, 1994Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham College School of Law, 2010–presentInstructor, Bernard Baruch College, City of New York, 1981–1985Partner, Heitler & Levy, P.C., 1979–1993Law Assistant, Civil Court, City of New York, 1977–1979Admitted to the Bar, New York State, First Judicial Department,1977J.D., Fordham College School of Law, 1976Assistant Director of Adgoals, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, 1966–1973M.A., New York University, 1966Substitute Teacher, New York City Public Schools, 1965B.A., Hunter College of the City of New York, 1965
Principal; Randi S. Ellis, LLC; 2016–presentPartner; Perry, Atkinboy, Balhoff, Mengis, Burns & Ellis; 2003–2016Clerk, Hon. William Morvant, 19th Judicial District of Louisiana, 2001–2003Clerk, Hon. Christine Noland, UNITED STATE District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 2000–2001Attorney, Civil Law Committee, Louisiana State Legislature, 1998–2000J.D., Louisiana State University, 1997B.A., Arts and also Sciences, Louisiana State University, 1994
Breakwith ADR, LLC, 2016–presentChief Executive OfficerDamali Law LLC, 2016–presentChief Executive OfficerHoward College School of Law, 2020–presentAdjunct ProfessorADR Program Advisory Board MemberDeloitte LLP, 2014–2016Assistant General CounselLawyers Alliance for New York, 2011SecondeeWeil, Gotshal & Manges, 2008–2013Senior AssociateGlobal Young Leaders Conference, 2005Faculty AdvisorSarapiqui Conservation Learning Center, 2003–2004Assistant DirectorCommunity Outreach CoordinatorThe Institute for International Mediation and also Conflict Resolution; The Hague, Netherlands; Summer 2002Nagoya University of Foregime Studies; Nagoya, Japan; Summer 2001Denmark Internationwide Studies Program; Copenhagen, Denmark; Fall 1999Centro de Idiomas; Oaxaca, Mexico; Summer 1999J.D., Howard College School of Law, 2008M.A., Middlebury Institute of Internationwide Studies, 2002B.A., Spelman College, 2000
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