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Jed D. Melnick


New York, NY, USA

Jed D. Melnick, Esq. is a panelist at JAMS and the managing partner for Weinstein Melnick LLC.  He has been involved in the mediation and successful resolution of thousands of complex disputes with an aggregate value in the billions of dollars (including, complex, multi-party actions in the securities, D&O coverage, bankruptcy and anti-trust arenas).  In addition to mediating over one thousand disputes, he has also published articles on mediation, founded a nationally ranked dispute resolution journal and taught young mediators. 

Two specific highlights of his mediation work include; the successful mediation of a pro bono case between the Disability Rights Advocates and the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, which led to a historic settlement raising the number of handicap accessible taxi cabs from less than 5% of the fleet to 50% of the fleet by 2020.  The settlement led the Judge overseeing the case to issue a statement proclaiming, “[T]his is one of the most significant acts of inclusion in this city since Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers.”.  Mr. Melnick was also appointed (by Judge Kaplan) as one of the mediators in the Lehman ADR Derivative Contract Program, a program designed to help achieve the efficient settlement of the many thousands of cases that came out of the Lehman bankruptcy. 

In 2016, Mr. Melnick, was selected as an ADR Champion by the National Law Journal.  Mr. Melnick was selected to the 2010 list of Pennsylvania “Lawyers on the Fast Track,” a recognition given to 30 Pennsylvania Lawyers under the age of 40 by Legal Intelligencer and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly.    Additionally, three years in a row, he was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” the only “Rising Star” in the Alternative Dispute Resolution category in Pennsylvania.  He received his B.A. from Grinnell College, and J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.


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