Lee Jay Berman began as a full-time mediator 28 years ago, and has successfully mediated over 2,600 matters, many of which were high profile cases. He is an American Arbitration Association Master Mediator for employment matters, a national panelist on their commercial and construction panels, and a select mediator on their International Center for Dispute Resolution mediation panel. He is a Distinguished Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators, a Charter Diplomat with the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) and certified by the International Mediation Institute (one of the first 5 mediators in the U.S.). NADN named him their inaugural “Distinguished Neutral of the Year” in 2017. The Southern California Mediation Association has honored him with both their Cloke-Millen Peacemaker of the Year and L. Randolph Lowry Awards for his standout work in the field. California’s Daily Journal twice named him “Top Neutral”, and he has been voted by his colleagues into the Who’s Who of International Commercial Mediation from 2012-2022, recently naming him one of the 10 Global Thought Leaders in North America. And Chambers USA has ranked him as one of the top 40 commercial mediators in the U.S. from 2018-2022.
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Also a respected trainer, he founded the American Institute of Mediation, leaving his position as Director of Pepperdine Law School's Mediating the Litigated Case program after seven years. In addition to lecturing and training at Pepperdine, he has also done so at Southwestern Law School, University of Texas, Southern Methodist University, Cal-State Northridge, UC Santa Barbara, and Bond University in Brisbane, Australia. Lee Jay has trained judges, attorneys and business leaders in India, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.
As an author, he has published numerous articles on mediation, negotiation, and ADR, along with his blog Eye On Conflict, and the ABA will be publishing two of his books in 2022 and 2023.
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