Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.) is a preeminent international mediator for complex commercial, securities and environmental disputes as well as high-profile entertainment, intellectual property and sports matters. As a founder of JAMS, the world’s largest provider of mediation services, Judge Weinstein is a pioneer in the development of mediation and teaches fellow mediators and lawyers across the globe. He is also the founder of the widely acclaimed Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship program, which has provided opportunities for more than 60 qualified individuals from 50 countries to study dispute resolution in process in the U.S. in order to advance the practice in their home countries.
Judge Weinstein is internationally recognized as one of the premier mediators of complex, multi-party, high-stakes disputes and has settled some of the largest and most contentious financial sector, intellectual property and environmental cases of the past two decades—including those involving major financial institutions like Goldman Sachs, international corporations like Swiss reinsurer Converium, foreign governments, and high-profile celebrities. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has served on the bench of the California Supreme Court, the Municipal Court of San Francisco, and the Superior Court of San Francisco.
Experience and Qualifications
- Designs the process and oversees the resolution of challenging securities class action, intellectual property (patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark), antitrust, entertainment law, financial sector, insurance allocation, environmental, professional malpractice, and partnership disputes.
- Mediates cases with aggregate values of billions of dollars annually, while designing innovative processes tailored to unique, complex, and highly sensitive cases.
- Former California Judge and a founder of JAMS, the world’s largest provider of mediation and arbitration services.
- Founded CASA (Class Action Settlement Administration), a JAMS subsidiary dedicated to the fair and speedy allocation of settlement funds in large scale matters, e.g., the Union Oil Carbide settlement, African American Farmers discrimination claims, and compensation and overtime claims in retail industries.