Jeanne Asherman was an Attorney and Mediator in Silver Spring, Maryland. She served as a Mediator to the World Bank, Circuit Courts in Maryland, the D.C. Special Education Panel, and private parties and conducts training/workshops on conflict resolution. She had a B.A. in Psychology, a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center, advanced mediation training and studied aspects of conflict resolution at the University of Maryland. During her more than 20 years of law practice, she has represented over 400 children in legal matters, including special education, custody, adoption, juvenile delinquency, and abuse and neglect proceedings. Her past positions include Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Gallaudet University, Assistant Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget, and Instructor of Law at N.Y.U. School of Law. She has published in a number of fields, including juvenile delinquency, child welfare, comparative and international law.