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Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.)

Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.)

JAMS
Mediator and Arbitrator
New York, NY, USA


Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) joins JAMS after serving for 22 years as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. She is also of counsel at the Stroock law firm. Judge Scheindlin previously worked as a prosecutor (Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York), commercial lawyer (General Counsel for the New York City Department of Investigation and partner at Herzfeld & Rubin), and Judge (Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York 1982-1986 and Special Master in the Agent Orange mass tort litigation). Judge Scheindlin is known for her intellectual acumen, and expertise in mass torts, electronic discovery, civil rights, constitutional, and complex litigation.
 
During her tenure as a District Court Judge, Judge Scheindlin presided over a number of high profile cases, many of which advanced important new positions in the common law. These include landmark opinion son “stop and frisk” and on solitary confinement, as well as many important decisions in securities law and criminal law.
 
Judge Scheindlin was a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (1998-2005). She is a member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Judicial Independence where she now Chairs the Federal Courts Subcommittee, a former Chair of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the NYSBA, a former Board Member of the New York County Lawyers Association, the former counselor of the New York Inn of Court, and a member of various committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is the author of the recent Report issued by the NYSBA on the status of women appearing in the courtroom. She is also the author of the first e-discovery casebook (together with Professor Dan Capra and the Sedona Conference) and of many articles. On the subject of e-discovery, her opinions in Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC, and Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities, are recognized as case law landmarks. She is the recipient of many awards including the Fuld Award from the New York State Bar Association, the Weinfeld Award from the New York County Lawyers, and the Brennan Award from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
 
Judge Scheindlin has lectured frequently for many professional organizations, including the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the Sedona Conference, the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Bar Council, the Federal Bar Association, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and many law schools. Topics on which she frequently lectures include: status of women in the legal profession, complex civil litigation, securities law, class actions, discovery of electronic data, ADR, the Sentencing Guidelines, impact litigation, race and policing, and the War on Terrorism.  She is currently an adjunct professor at NYU Law School teaching Federal Courts.
Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Class Action Developments and Settlements and UDAP Update - 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Thursday, March 30, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Class Action Developments and Settlements and UDAP Update - Class Action Developments and Settlements and UDAP Update , Thursday, March 30, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Class Action Developments and Settlements and UDAP Update - Class Action Developments and Settlements and UDAP Update , Thursday, March 30, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Class Action Developments and Settlements and UDAP Update - Class Action Developments and Settlements and UDAP Update , Thursday, March 30, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Friday, April 07, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters A Judge’s Empirical Experience in Class Action Litigation, N.Y.L.J., January 10, 2017 - 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, May 08, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Nashville, TN
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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