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Eric D. Green

Professor Green is one of the pioneers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the United States and around the world. He is co-founder of two prominent ADR/Mediation firms, Endispute (now part of JAMS) and Resolutions, LLC in Boston. Professor Green graduated from Harvard Law School in 1972 and was awarded the Knox Memorial Traveling Fellowship, which took him to Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, for further legal studies. After returning to the United States, Professor Green was a Law Clerk for Justice Benjamin Kaplan, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. After clerking, Professor Green became an associate and then a partner with the law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson and then an Attorney Advisor to the Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission.

Professor Green specializes in mediating and arbitrating complex legally-intensive multi-party cases including securities, financial, intellectual property, anti-trust, professional negligence (attorney, accountant, physician), construction, product liability, mass tort, and all types of class actions. In August 2014, Professor Green was appointed the Monitor for the $7 billion Consumer Relief portion of the RMBS settlement between the DOJ, six states and Bank of America. He has served as a private and court-appointed mediator and special master in thousands of cases, including the Enron securities class action, Visa/MasterCard anti-trust cases, U.S. v. Microsoft, and many of the RMBS cases arising out of the 2005-2009 financial crisis. Professor Green was instrumental in assisting in the establishment of the Center for Public Resources (now the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution) in New York, CEDR in London and the mediation program in Hong Kong. He has been involved in training mediators and in advising on the development of mediation programs for the courts, CPR, CEDR, the Hong Kong Arbitration Authority and elsewhere. Professor Green was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. Professor Green was awarded by CPR the James F. Henry Award for outstanding contributions to the field of ADR in 2010. Professor Green was recently named by The International “Who’s Who Legal” in Commercial Mediation as the leading US-based mediator.

Professor Green is a prolific writer of books and articles. He has co-authored leading law school textbooks on Evidence and Dispute Resolution, and numerous articles in each of these fields. From 1977 until his 2008 retirement from teaching, he taught negotiation, mediation, complex ADR processes, resolution of mass torts, evidence and constitutional law at Boston University School of Law, and designed and led numerous training programs on these subjects.

On August 20, 2014, Professor Green was named as the independent Monitor of the Consumer Relief portion of the Settlement Agreement between the United States Department of Justice, six states and Bank of America, resolving, among other issues, claims related to the Bank’s practices concerning residential mortgage-backed securities. In this role, Professor Green will publicly: (i) report quarterly on Bank of America’s progress towards completion of the $7 billion in Consumer Relief to be provided under the Settlement Agreement; (ii) determine and certify Bank of America’s compliance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement; and (iii) oversee the tax relief payments required by the Settlement Agreement.

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Carmin C. Reiss


Carmin C. Reiss is a principal of Resolutions, LLC and was formerly a Senior Mediator with JAMS/Endispute . Since 1990, she has had an active mediation practice focusing on environmental, construction, commercial, insurance, employment, professional liability, and personal injury disputes, often in the form of large, complex, multi-party controversies. Ms. Reiss serves as a member of the Middlesex Multi-door Courthouse panel of mediators. She has also served on the FDIC mediation roster, and as an approved mediator for EPA matters, including large superfund cases. Prior to joining JAMS/Endispute, Ms. Reiss was a trial lawyer at Bingham & Dana and a member of that firm's Environmental Practice Group. She is the author of "Environmental Contamination Disputes," in Mediating Legal Disputes (Golann ed. 1996), winner of the 1996 CPR Book Award, and one of the ADR Editors for MCLE's recent Superior Court Practice Guide.



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Hon. Nancy Gertner (Ret.)


Hon. Nancy Gertner (Ret.) served on the United States District Court for the district of Massachusetts from 1994 to September 2011, presiding over thousands of complex cases and earning the respect and admiration of counsel and parties who appeared before her. She was voted by Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly readers as the “best” federal judge in Boston and has received numerous local and national awards, including the ABA’s Thurgood Marshall Award. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Gertner gained a reputation as one of the most talented trial lawyers in the nation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high profile civil cases and defending criminal matters.

Throughout her career as a trial lawyer and judge, she has been a prolific scholar, writer, and law teacher. She has taught at Yale, Harvard, Northeastern, Boston College, and Boston University Law Schools and has published broadly in the areas of discrimination, evidence, the jury system, sentencing, and the judicial system. Her most recent books, The Law of Juries (2010, with Judith Mizner) and In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate, (2011) have received widespread critical acclaim.

Judge Gertner has retired as of September 1, 2011, joining the faculty at Harvard Law School. She is available for mediation, arbitration, and other neutral assignments for all types of disputes through Resolutions, LLC.

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Hon. Hiller B. Zobel (Ret.)


Hon. Hiller B. Zobel (Ret.) served as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court for more than 26 years, d uring which time he presided over and resolved thousands of complex cases of virtually every size, kind, and complexity. Prior to his service on the bench, Judge Zobel engaged in the full time practice of law with specialties in personal injury litigation, libel, and maritime litigation. Judge Zobel also was a tenured professor of law at Boston College Law School where he taught courses in civil procedure, evidence, copyright, admiralty, trial practice, and judicial process. Judge Zobel is the author of numerous scholarly articles on law and history and of several books including the authoritative treatise, Massachusetts Rules Practice (with J. Smith), and Doctors and the Law. Judge Zobel is available for mediation and arbitration of all matters involving business or employment controversies, professional malpractice disputes, land use issues and personal injury claims.

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Michael S. Robertson


Michael S. Robertson, Esq. is an ADR Law Clerk of Resolutions, LLC providing substantive assistance to Prof. Green in preparation of each case by reviewing background materials and mediation submissions, as well as researching and assisting in drafting awards.  He attends and observes most mediation sessions with Prof. Green, assisting in analyzing and summarizing each session, as well as performing any needed post-mediation follow-up.  Mr. Robertson graduated cum laude from Tufts University in 2004 and from the Boston University School of Law in 2007.  Mr. Robertson practiced both toxic tort and construction litigation prior to joining Resolutions, LLC in April of 2009.


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