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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 2008, 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. Professor Green will be teaching Evidence at Harvard Law School in the Fall of 2016.

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. Information on the Bank of America settlement agreement may be found by visiting the Monitor’s website at

In addition to the foregoing, on February 11, 2016, Professor Green was named as the independent Monitor of the Consumer Relief portion of the settlement agreement between the State of New York and Morgan Stanley, and on April 11, 2016, Professor Green was named as the independent Monitor of the Consumer Relief portion of the settlement agreement between the United States Department of Justice, the States of California and Illinois, and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Information on each settlement may be found by visiting the Monitor’s websites at and, respectively.

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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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Dwight Golann

Dwight Golann has been a mediator and teacher of dispute resolution for two decades and has resolved complex legal disputes in a wide variety of subject areas. He is the author of the American Bar Association’s leading book on commercial mediation technique, Mediating Legal Disputes, as well as other works. A Professor of Law at Suffolk University, Professor Golann has trained mediators for federal courts, the U.S. Department of Justice, the European Union, and organizations around the world. In addition to being a Senior Mediator with Resolutions LLC, he is a member of the panels of the CPR Institute of New York and the U.S.-China Business Mediation Center of Beijing.

Professor Golann was formerly a litigator in private practice in Boston. He served as Chief of the Government Bureau and Trial Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where he directed litigation filed against the state and tried and argued cases at every level of the American court system. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American College of Civil Mediators.

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Fouad Kurdi

Fouad mediates high-stakes, complex disputes that span a wide range of legal specialties, including product liability, contracts, bankruptcy, antitrust, mass tort, and mass action cases. Recently, Fouad successfully mediated numerous disputes involving public nuisance claims asserted by thousands of public entities against multiple companies, culminating in settlements exceeding $15 billion. Fouad has also mediated (and continues to mediate) PFAS-related disputes, including claims asserted by public and private entities against chemical suppliers and industrial operators. Fouad has notable experience mediating complex antitrust disputes, recently facilitating a mid-trial settlement in a closely watched federal antitrust case involving a challenged multi-billion dollar cross-border merger. In the commercial bankruptcy sector, Fouad is currently mediating several high-profile bankruptcy cases, including multiple chapter 11 cases involving divisional mergers (so-called "Texas Two-Step" cases). Fouad was trained by and often mediates with Professor Eric Green, one of this generation's leading and most highly regarded mediators. Fouad holds a certificate from Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation after successfully completing an intensive educational course on mediating disputes.

In addition to his mediation practice, Fouad specializes in the administration of complex mass tort trusts, where he provides operational and strategic guidance. He is highly experienced in establishing and implementing claim evaluation protocols, ensuring complex claims are administered in a cost-efficient and timely manner. Passionate about finding creative solutions to the novel issues that often arise in complex trusts, Fouad collaborates with stakeholders to craft and implement successful strategies. He strives to build meaningful and trusting relationships with all trust stakeholders and claimants.

Currently, Fouad serves as the Executive Director of the Takata Airbag Tort Compensation Trust Fund and the Takata Airbag Individual Restitution Fund. At the direction of Trustee Eric Green, he oversees all Trust operations, including legal, claims administration, financial reporting, economic forecasting, lien resolution, and investment management. Fouad also serves under the Trustee and Claims Administrator of the Insys Victim’s Restitution Trust (VRT), a trust formed in the first major opiate-related chapter 11 bankruptcy case to compensate tort claimants. Under the leadership of Trustee and Claims Administrator Carmin Reiss, Fouad is working with the VRT Board to confront a wide range of novel legal issues that may establish important precedent for other trusts likely to emerge from the several ongoing opiate-related chapter 11 bankruptcies, as well as assisting with oversight of all trust operations.

Before joining Resolutions, LLC, Fouad served as a litigation and financial restructuring associate at Brown Rudnick LLP, following a clerkship for the Honorable Mary F. Walrath at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Fouad has also published several articles on multiple bankruptcy law issues, including bankruptcy trusts. See, e.g., Channeling Injunctions In Hindsight: Lessons Learned from the Takata Airbag Trust, 2022 Ann. Surv. of Bankr. Law 7; A Question of Power: Non-Consensual Third-Party Releases in Chapter 11 Plans, 25 Norton J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 4 Art. 6 (Aug. 2016); Is Lung Disease “Individual” Enough? In re Emoral and Why the Answer is No, Am. Bankr. Ins. Unsecured Trade Creditors Newsletter (Feb. 2015). Fouad graduated cum laude from Georgia State University's College of Law, where he also completed a master’s degree in taxation.