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Attorney,  Arbitrator,  Mediator and Facilitator

ADR PANEL CERTIFICATIONS AND LEADERSHIP
  • Chair – Leadership Council – State Bar of Arizona, ADR Section
  • American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) National Roster of Neutrals (Mediator Panel; Arbitrator – multiple panels)
  • American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) – Regional Advisory Council
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (“NADN”)
  • International Mediation Institute (“IMI”, the Hague) – Certified Mediator
  • Construction Disputes Resolution Services (“CDRS”) – Arbitrator Panel
  • Construction Disputes Resolution Services (“CDRS”) – Mediator Panel
  • Construction Disputes Resolution Services (“CDRS”) – Dispute Review Board Panel
  • Leadership Council – State of Bar of Arizona “SBA”), Member Assistance Committee
  • Arizona Superior Court- Probate Division – Certified Mediator
  • American Arbitration Association – Regional Advisory Council
  • American Bar Association – Advisory Council
  • Arizona Dispute Resolution Association (“ADRA”) – Director (former)
  • Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution (AACR) – Director and Board Member (Founding)
  • Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators – (“MCAFM”), President (former)
  • Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute (“ACMI”) – Chairman (Founding)
  • Association for Conflict Resolution (“ACR”) Commercial Section – Chairman (former)
  • ACR Commercial Section – International Committee – Chairman (former)
  • ACR Commercial Section – Real Estate / Construction Committee – Chairman (former)
  • Association for Conflict Resolution – Leadership Council (former)
  • ACR Commercial Section International Committee – Chairman (former)
  • ACR Leadership Council – (former)
  • Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute (“ACMI”, Co-Founder, Co-Chair)
  • Arizona Dispute Resolution Association (“ADRA”, Past Co-Director)
  • Maricopa County Association for Family Mediation (“MCAFM”, Past president)
  • International Association of Facilitators
  • Construction Arbitration Services (C.A.S.) – Certified Arbitrator (former)
  • U.S. Arbitration & Mediation (US.A&M.) – Certified Arbitrator (former)
  • U.S. Arbitration & Mediation – Certified Mediator (former)
  • U.S. District Court – Certified Arbitrator (former)
ADR Trainer & Author

TRAININGS, PROGRAMS AND ARTICLES WRITTEN AND PRESENTED FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDIATORS, ARBITRATORS, FACILITATORS AND ATTORNEYS

  • Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute(“ACMI”): Chair, Faculty and Presenter:
    • New Orleans 2012*
    • San Diego 2011*
    • Atlanta 2009*
    • Austin 2008*+
    • Phoenix 2006*+
    • Minneapolis 2005*+

    ACMI Conferences were each two (2) day annual international conferences held in venues throughout the United States featuring international Presenters and attendees. * The American Arbitration Association Co-Sponsored the ACMI Conferences and granted AAA Neutrals full A.C.E. Educational Credit for attending ACMI. +Harvard Law School (HNII) Co-Sponsored these ACMI Conferences.

  • The Association For Conflict Resolution (“ACR”), based in Washington, D.C., is an international association Mediators, Arbitrators, Facilitators and ADR Educators with a membership exceeding 5,000. Jerome is the former Chair of the Commercial Section, and its International Committee and Real Estate & Construction Committee. The ACMI Conferences were held concurrently and in conjunction with the ACR annual programs.
  • Presenter – Hybrid Forms of Dispute Resolution – Association for Conflict Resolution (“ACR”)
  • Presenter – Mediation Techniques & Aikido – Joint Conference – Arizona Dispute Resolution Association (“ADRA”) & American Bar Association ADR Section (“ABA-ADR”) Leadership Council
  • Keynote Speaker – Joint Conference – ADRA & ABA-ADR Leadership Council
  • Presenter – Mediation Tools – ADRA
  • Presenter – Maintaining Balance& Harmony inConflict Resolution #1 – United Nations
  • Presenter – Maintaining Balance& Harmony in Dispute Resolution #2 – United Nations
  • Presenter – Communication Tools – Philips Electronics Educational Conference
  • Webinar Presenter – Effective Mediation For Lawyers – AAA
  • Presenter – Effective Mediation for Lawyers – ADR Section, State Bar of Arizona – ADR Section (“SBA-ADR”)
  • Presenter – Mediation & Facilitation in Healthcare and Medicine –Healthcare Section, ACR
  • Presenter – Advanced Mediation Tools – ADRA
  • Presenter – The Balanced Mediator – Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators (“MCAFM”)
  • Presenter – American Business & Commercial Law – Business Attorneys – Milan, Italy
  • Presenter – American Business Law & Commercial Law – Business Attorneys – London, U.K.
  • Presenter – Mediation & Arbitration Tools – Annual Conference – SBA
  • Presenter – Multi-year monthly ADR National Teleconferences (ACR Commercial Section)
  • Presenter – Multiple monthly ADR Teleconferences – SBA ADR

PUBLICATIONS:

  • ACResolutions (international ADR Magazine) – Commercial Editorial Board
  • ACResolutions – contributing author
  • McGraw-Hill – Investigative Handbook –contributing author
  • Mediation Training Programs
  • Author: New York – Newsletter Contributor of monthly legal column.
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.): Brooklyn Law School, New York (1967).
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.): Accounting, statistics, psychology, management, marketing, Baruch School of Business, City University of New York (1964).
  • Arbitration, Mediation and Facilitation: Professional advanced training programs taught, presented and/or attended (450 + hours approx.)
  • Financial Training: Special Agent /Financial Investigator, U.S. Treasury Department; Financial, Legal and Tax law and investigations; 5 months (approx..) intense full-time professional finance, legal and law enforcement educational programs (1967-1968).
  • Graduate, Realtor Institute: National Association of Realtors, approx..95 hours advanced real estate programs(1998-1999).
  • Real Estate and Construction: Contracting, Contractor State Requirements, Development, Brokerage, Financing (Professional advanced training programs attended (700 + hours approx.)
  • Healthcare / Medicine: (100 + hours advanced programs taught and/or attended).
  • Group Facilitation: (international) Institute of Cultural Affairs(approx. 48 + hours advanced training).
PRACTICAL BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE

Principal with practical “hands-on” business experience as a Founding Managing Partner and in-house legal counsel of five firms conducting business in the United States and internationally:

  • Jerome Allan Landau, Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator: national and international representation of business, commercial and governmental clients in a variety of industries. Formerly offices in New York and London. Service as Arbitrator or Mediator of disputes in a variety of industries including many listed below. Assisted in establishing one of the world’s first international partnerships of law firms with member law firms and Correspondent Offices in major cities worldwide.
  • Dispute Solutions LLC: mediation, arbitration and large Group Facilitations (larger groups included attendees exceeding 90 professionals.)
  • Peregrine International Inc.: international corporate, banking and government security, bank and financial investigations, counter-industrial and counter-computer espionage, loss retrieval, corporate fraud, employee and executive defalcation and security programs.
  • Euram Enterprises Inc.: international product trading company. Formerly offices in London and New York.
  • Camille Arts, Inc.: Art publishing. Formerly offices in London and New York

International Client Business and Consulting Activities: Business Adviser and legal counsel to U.S. and international firms based and/or doing business in Canada, Europe, Far and Middle East, India, Iran, the Country of Bhutan (its United Nations Mission and Ambassadors, Members of its Royal Family and military); the 900-year old Kagyu Lineage of Tibet; Founding Partner and Principal of the five business firms named above conducting business in the U.S. and internationally.

FINANCIAL & OTHER INVESTIGATIVE EXPERIENCE

Federal Service (former): Special Agent (Financial Investigator) of the U.S. Treasury Department, with assignments to the U.S. Attorney’s Office (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York) advising and assisting U.S. Attorney’s Office on a series of multi-week federal trials and assisting at trial.

National Coordinator and Supervising Investigator of the then largest project of its kind in the United States; supervising Agents from around the country.

Member of the U.S. Task Force on Organized Crime with interdepartmental relationships with numerous federal and state law enforcement agencies.

International Business, Corporate and Government Security. Co-Founder and Principal of an international Security and Investigations Firm which served corporate (including banking/financial institutions) and government clients worldwide. Co-Partner in this firm was the former Director of Security for the international Bankers Trust Company, and former Assistant Director of Security for Phillip Morris Companies.

Client matters included: bank and corporate defalcations and fraud; loss retrieval, asset location and recovery; pre-merger and acquisition investigations; analysis and evaluation of corporate and government internal security systems and assisting in the establishment of security systems and training; consultant in the establishment of a national government’s internal security and military (non-defense) acquisitions. Firm’s Clients were based in United States, Asia, United Kingdom, India, Bhutan and United Arab Emirates.

Licensed Private Investigator (former) – New York State

Mediator and Arbitrator – Banking, Financial and Financial Securities Matters.

Civic Activities

Judge Pro Tem – Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County.
Member Assistance Committee – State Bar of Arizona.
Advisory Board – Foundation for Living Medicine.
Board of Trustees – KTD Monastery.
Chairman (former) – Gladys T. McGarey Medical Foundation.
Board of Directors (former) – Gladys T. McGarey Medical Foundation.
Rotary Club (former)

ON THE PERSONAL SIDE
  • Married to Linda Ambrose, an Educator and expert in “Critical Thinking Skills”
  • Aikido Sensei: Third Degree Black Belt (“Sandan”).
  • Kundalini Yoga: Internationally Certified Teacher.
  • Meditation and Energy Arts: Student and Teacher (25 + years)
  • Reiki: Third Degree Practitioner.
  • Executive Coach to Professionals (medical doctors, attorneys, executives).
  • Health Coach.
  • Equestrian (horseman and riding instructor): my personal horse/friend is “Classy Kid”. He and I have spent 25 years communing over mountain elk trails, through flowing river beds, on Shriner “Posse Rides”, near Anasazi ruins; and, more recently, nursing him through laminitis and arthritis.
  • Hiker.
  • Kayaker.
  • Ballroom dancing (in teen years a “semi-regular”on the “Clay Cole” TV Show, New York’s version of The Dick Clark Show).
TESTIMONIALS

Arbitrators and Mediators serve as a Neutral in any professional matter in which they appear. As such, there is a constant concern about avoiding any appearance of a “lack” of neutrality or a “bias” in favor of an attorney or a party. We strive to avoid any action that might even appear to reflect a potential “conflict of interest”.
As such, it is difficult for an Arbitrator or Mediator to request and receive a “Testimonial” from an attorney or party in the event of being invited to serve as an Arbitrator or Mediator at a subsequent hearing involving that attorney or party. The Testimonials appearing below were unsolicited.

THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION INSTITUTE (“IMI”), The Hague, Netherlands (affiliated with the American Arbitration Association and other ADR Administrators).Below is the IMI’s summary of Testimonials sent to the IMI and appearing on the IMI Website (IMImediation.org; keyword “Landau”).

Mediator: “Parties and counsel who have used Jerome Landau would overwhelmingly use his services again and would, without hesitation, recommend him to others. Typical of the comments reflecting Mr. Landau’s acceptability are: (i) I would highly recommend Jerome. He was outstanding; (ii) Mr. Landau has good judgment and a calming presence; (iii) Jerome maintains a lovely balance of letting his clients have space when they need it and when it is appropriate, and then guiding and driving needed dialogue and focus when that too is necessary – a hard balance to strike, and he did it very well on a number of occasions; (iv) I would work with Jerome again without hesitation. His work with us was much appreciated; and (v) Jerome is a natural leader. His manner is so personable and nonthreatening that he naturally motivates communication. He is able to draw out those who are reluctant to speak.” IMI Website.

Mediator: “Mr. Landau is also highly regarded for his ability to effect a positive outcome. For example, one provider of feedback noted that Mr. Landau has the capacity to generate animated discussion and in such a caring environment that diverse opinions add to the discussion creating connection rather than separation. While another noted that Mr. Landau’s approach brought out the strengths and weaknesses in each side without judging their merit. The result was a willingness on the part of each party to accept the truth of the issues and to resolve the matter amicably.” I.M.I. Website.

Mediator: “Costs were widely reported as reasonable in the context of the value of the disputes mediated by Mr. Landau, and in general a very high degree of satisfaction was reported.” I.M.I. Website.

Mediator: “No reportable negative comments have been received since Mr. Landau’s designation as an IMI Certified Mediator.” I.M.I. Website.

Mediator: “(Jerome) …You are a renowned peace maker…Keep up your good works, you are an inspiration to more people (Mediators and Arbitrators) than you know. “ DY, international Arbitrator and Mediator, 2013

Mediator: “Thanks for everything you have done, divorce is such a sad thing to occur – like a death in the family, but I believe Jake and I both walked away with a sense of peace and a new friendship between us. Thank you for all your guidance, you are an amazing person.”M.W.

Mediator: “Thanks for all your hard work. You do a wonderful job and I appreciate all of your efforts to be fair and do the right things! B.M.

Mediator: “Just wanted you to know I admire you and your ability to be so perceptive to the needs of others.” J.S.

Mediator: “Thanks for all your hard work. You do a wonderful job and I appreciate all of your efforts to be fair and do the right things. B.M.

Mediator: “I want to thank you for making this process bearable.We appreciate your professional counsel and especially your “personal” counsel.I wish you well in all of your future endeavors.” C.G.

ADR Program Presenter: “Your generosity in sharing endless hours of volunteer time and professional wisdom with ACR is deeply appreciate, and ACR has benefited from your experience and dedication in countless ways.” Association for Conflict Resolution, Executive Board.

ADR Program Presenter: “Your generosity in sharing endless hours of volunteer time and professional wisdom with ACR is deeply appreciate, and ACR has benefited from your experience and dedication in countless ways.” A.M.B., Association for Conflict Resolution, Executive Board.

Keynote Speaker & Program Presenter: Joint Conference of American Bar Association (ADR Executive Council) and Arizona Dispute Resolution Association: “I have received so many positive comments about the ADRA conference. We appreciate your vision, input and contribution of leadership which has contributed to the success of the conference.”E.W. Arizona Dispute Resolution Association, Executive Board.

Executive Coach: “Your coaching assistance crosses the apparent boundaries of my compartmentalized life – providing a more proper and happy whole. I found your professional service, by reputation, from people whose opinions I respected. I did not expect to find, also, such a resource for living a more satisfying life in general.”C.S. Attorney

Facilitator: “I’m feeling gratitude for your many kind words and insights, to me personally and in our group. You have a great capacity for love and balance, and for sharing both.” R.W. Attorney

Facilitator (Year 2: two day Medical Conference): “I just couldn’t let another minute go by without telling you how magnificent you were this weekend. Last year you were excellent and this year you were masterful….This could not have happened without skilled leadership and compassionate facilitators guiding them through the process. You were that and so much more.” R.W. – Executive Director, McGarey Medical Foundation.

Facilitator (Year 1: 2 day Medical Conference): “Mr. Landau’s mediation skills and abilities are rated as highly effective. Typical of feedback received in this regard are: (i) Jerome is patient, an excellent listener and remains very professional at all times. He also became well-versed in our specific group issues to render credible advice in a very volatile situation; (ii) He has excellent listening and learning skills, solid judgment, and he is very professional with all parties. His personal communication skills and intelligence earned the respect of our clients; (iii) He is knowledgeable, which gives you confidence that he is going to be helpful. He uses his experience sparingly though, which worked for us and gave us the help we needed to come to a satisfactory conclusion; (iv) He knew when to push and when to let things play out. He also used excellent questions to ensure people didn’t just react; (v) Mr. Landau has the ability to manage challenging discussions that expose disparate opinions in such a way that participants feel listened to, cared about and that they have made valuable contributions to the discussion at hand; and (vi) Jerome has the capability to listen in such a way that others feel heard. His natural traits of empathy, non-judgment and compassion enhance his powers of listening. In turn, he establishes a safe environment that empowers participants to share fully and become fully engaged in the mediation process.” I.M.I. Website.

Facilitator: “I was so touched by your eloquence and the masterful job you did…” Dr. G.T.M.

Facilitator: “I just couldn’t let another minute go by without telling you how magnificent you were this week-end. Last year you were excellent and this year you were masterful. I was so touched by all of the comments that people shared with me how meaningful this week-end had been for them. Several spoke about how eager they were to get to work tomorrow to share with their colleagues and supervisors ideas about what they learned and how to incorporate some of the ideas into their practices/hospitals. This could not have happened without skilled leadership and compassionate facilitators guiding them through the process. You were that and so much more.” R.W., Executive Director, McGarey Medical Foundation following two day Medical Conference with 60+ medical doctors and practitioners.

ADR Program Presenter: “Thank you for the outstanding programs you presented to the members as part of the State Bar Convention…” L.D., State Bar of Arizona

Attorney: “… Do you realize what a wonder of an attorney you are for folks like us?” K.K. Motion Picture Producer and Director.

Attorney: It is nice to know that there are attorneys with heart and spirit – ones who make their profession honorable. P.O.

Attorney: You have no idea how much I appreciate all you do for me… as an attorney you certainly go above and beyond the call of duty and your friendship is priceless.”L.K.G. (Owner of 16 companies).

Attorney: “Thank you for all of your hard work. I see a bright future ahead because of your assistance.”F.J.

Attorney: “My brain thanks you for your wise, reasoned counsel.” F.S.W.

Attorney: “It is nice to know that there are attorneys with heart and spirit – ones who make their profession honorable.” P.O.

Attorney: “It is refreshing to know that there are still some people who have principles and a certain amount of that “old-fashioned” work ethic that they are willing to give 110% of themselves to their client and not just take 100% of the client’s funds… I consider myself very lucky to have found you, whether through accident or fate. Whatever your beliefs, I know I can count on you to help me in time of need and can assure you that I will recommend you to anyone I ever come in contact with who is in need of an attorney.”P.F.

Attorney: “I think you and I have been doing this job about the same length of time. During this time, I can’t recall being so thoroughly and diplomatically told that my client doesn’t have a case. I commend you on a most excellent letter.”W.B.,Attorney

Attorney: ‘My brain thanks you for your wise, reasoned counsel.” F.S.W.

Attorney: “It is refreshing to know that there are still some people who have principles and a certain amount of that “old-fashioned” work ethic that they are willing to give 110% of themselves to their client and not just take 100% of the client’s funds… I consider myself very lucky to have found you, whether through accident or fate. Whatever your beliefs, I know I can count on you to help me in time of need and can assure you that I will recommend you to anyone I ever come in contact with who is in need of an attorney… P.F.

Attorney: “I think you and I have been doing this job about the same length of time. During this time, I can’t recall being so thoroughly and diplomatically told that my client doesn’t have a case. I commend you on a most excellent letter. W/B Attorney.