Jed D. Melnick, Esq.
Jed D. Melnick, Esq. is a panelist at JAMS and leads the Weinstein Melnick Team as managing partner. Jed has been involved in the successful resolution of thousands of disputes, with aggregate values in the billions of dollars. Jed and his team have unique expertise in complex multi-party disputes — leading to successfully settled matters with numerous parties, multiple jurisdictions, and many complex issues of law with significant exposure. When appropriate, Jed relies on respected neutral experts to complement his mediation team and assist the involved parties by providing efficient and effective feedback on intricate accounting, insurance, economic, appraisal and environmental issues.
Jed’s team approach and personal commitment to each matter and to each party allows him to maintain a practice with the highest level of responsiveness, performance and results. Among numerous recognitions, two recent honors include Jed’s being awarded as the 2016 ADR Champion by the The National Law Journal as well as being invited to speak about “Mediation Strategies for Judges” as the closing presenter at the 2017 annual Delaware Judiciary retreat.
Jed’s detailed list of representative matters is included below, but several of his more “high profile” matters include: much of the litigation related to the Adelphia and Lehman bankruptcies, British Petroleum Securities Litigation, and Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation (currently part of the Settlement Master’s team). Jed successfully mediated creditor claims against Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s former chairman in the firm’s Chapter 11 filing. Jed was also appointed by Judge Lewis Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to serve as a mediator for the Lehman ADR Derivative Contract Program. Additionally, Jed was responsible for 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. This 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.”