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Jerry Roscoe

Jerry Roscoe serves as a mediator and arbitrator with JAMS, The Resolution Experts, the nation’s largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services.
ADR Experience and Qualifications

Business and Commercial: Breach of contract, employment contracts, government contracts, international business agreements, contract fraud, health care agreements, business or law partnership dissolutions, publishing, intellectual property disputes, software disputes, insurance and reinsurance
Class Actions: Certified and non-certified employment class actions; national class action regarding loan defaults
Employment: Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, discrimination, Class Actions and non-certified streams of cases; employment agreements, government and private sector employment issues
Environmental: Superfund clean up, chemical spills, water supply and groundwater contamination, leaking storage tanks, liability and cost allocation, facility siting
Government Contract and Fraud: Qui tam, False Claims Act, civil and criminal matters, foreign and domestic government matters, civilian and military
Healthcare: Health care fraud, medical negligence, credentialing, peer review, reimbursement, third party agreements, physician and medical group partnerships, hospital operations, physician and staff employment issues
Insurance: Coverage, liability, malpractice, reinsurance, False Claims Acts
Public Policy: Federal regulations, resource allocation, local and international political conflicts, commercial aviation flight and compliance issues
Securities: NASD complaints, employment issues, broker/dealer issues, securities enforcement
Tort: Catastrophic injury, aviation and maritime disputes, professional and personal negligence, medical malpractice, wrongful death
Mr. Roscoe has successfully mediated and arbitrated the following representative matters.
Representative Matters

Business, Commercial, and Contract: International contract dispute regarding development of internet communications throughout the Middle East; global software dispute involving all branches of the military and the Department of Defense; employment contracts for highly compensated individuals; hotel construction disputes; national business equipment lease agreements
Class Actions: Settled nationwide class action on student loan defaults; settled international employment class action filed by Panama Canal employees; mediated class cases in securities; cases from the 65,000 plaintiff class of black farmers; motor vehicle manufacturing industries
Employment: Matters involving highly placed corporate officers; government officials including members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives; class actions with international parties and the Panama Canal Commission; cases involving major airlines and motor vehicle manufacturing companies; national placement firms; streams of cases in the public sector, securities and motor vehicle manufacturing industries
Environmental: Water contamination by the United States government resulting from World War II zinc mining operations; liability and cost allocation between state government and 63 PRPs to clean waterways flowing into the Great Lakes; mediated Superfund and CERCLA matters; leaking underground storage tanks; dioxin spill in Australia; groundwater contamination; landfill site cleanup; and siting of liquid natural gas facilities in New England
Facilitation and Training: Served as a facilitator for many private and governmental organizations, with particular emphasis on symphony orchestras and labor management partnerships
Government Contract and Fraud: Mediated qui tam and False Claims Act matters involving multi-billion dollar transactions; settled civil and criminal matters brought by HHS, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense in the fields of Health Care Fraud, defense contracting, and contracts with both foreign and domestic governments; settled global government contract matter involving computer technology, software technology, software development, and ownership rights
Healthcare: Claims by physician associations against third party payors; Medicare and Medicaid suits by hospital associations against the United States Government; Medicare and Medicaid suits brought by United States Government against private health care providers; alleged breach of health care employment contracts; vaccine injury law suits; private party suits alleging medical negligence; credentialing complaints brought by physicians; peer review disputes including allegations of illegal drug use and sexual abuse; improper coding and insurance reimbursement, physician and medical group partnerships
Insurance: Mediates federal vaccine injury claims, insurance liability, insurance coverage, and reinsurance matters; has also mediated insurance coverage in civil and criminal False Claims Act suits
Public Policy: Mediated local and international political conflicts between Croat and Muslim factions throughout Bosnia; federal action involving a national environmental organization suing the federal government over water resource allocation; federal appellate case regarding siting of liquefied natural gas storage and transmission facilities in New England; case on remand from United States Supreme Court re-defining the federal regulatory definition of "coal operator" ; police misconduct; federal case regarding pollution by federal government activities; liability of government for wartime injuries
Securities: Mediated cases brought by investors alleging brokerage house fraud; cases brought by broker dealers alleging employment discrimination; broker disciplinary matters
Tort: Mediated first fatality caused by Amtrak Acela; wrongful death of NASA space shuttle specialist; family death caused by inoperative smoke alarms; shooting injuries during bank robbery; decapitation of auto and motorcycle drivers; professional and personal negligence, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims pursuant to delivery of medical care, train accidents, fatal fires, firearms, automobiles, and workplace injuries
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Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor of Mediation and Negotiation, Georgetown University Law Center and George Washington University Law School
Chair, ABA Health Committee for the Dispute Resolution Section
Chair, D.C. Bar Litigation Section ADR Committee, 2004 term
Fellow, International Academy of Mediators, since 1998
Member, District of Columbia Bar Litigation Section Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, since 1997
Member, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, since 1989 (President, D.C. Chapter, 1993 and Board of Directors, 1992-1994)
Frequent speaker on mediation for federal agencies and bar associations
ADR articles authored by Jerry Roscoe include "What Did I Promise? The Path from Confidentiality to Conspiracy," April 2005; "Mediating Bioethical Disputes," October 2003; "Mediation, Arbitration, What's the Difference?" September 2002; and "Advocacy Skills: Tips for
Selecting a Good Mediator," January 2002
Background and Education

JAMS Panelist, 2003-present
Partner, ADR Associates, LLC, 2000-2003; Senior Associate, the Center for Dispute
Settlement, 1990-present
Litigator and Mediator, 1982-1990
Special Assistant United States Attorney, 1982
J.D., Catholic University Columbus School of Law, Washington D.C., 1982