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Jack Esher

Jack Esher
  • 25 years of experience as a mediator, arbitrator and neutral adviser in significant cases
  • Mediated cross-border disputes in the country’s biggest cases
  • Conducted mediation and negotiation trainings nationally and internationally for professionals, business leaders and judges.

Jack Esher has served as a mediator and arbitrator in bankruptcy and commercial matters for more than 25 years, including serving as a primary mediator for large multi-party, international disputes in the Lehman Brothers case for over four years. He was a member of the distinguished panel of mediators and arbitrators at JAMS, and currently serves with Judge Clark and several other leading mediators and arbitrators on the Bankruptcy & Finance Panel of MWI. He founded and chaired the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Committee on ADR in 1994 and authored the first Mediation Manual published on bankruptcy matters (ABI, 1996), now accompanied by his co-authorship of the acclaimed ABI Guide to Bankruptcy Mediation (ABI, 2nd Ed. 2009).

Mr. Esher has conducted many mediation trainings and educational programs for attorneys, other professionals and judges in the US and abroad. Along with the ABI Guide, his authored works include Alternative Dispute Resolution in U.S. Bankruptcy Practice, 4 S.New.Eng.Roundtable Symp.L.J. 76 (2009); Compendium of Bankruptcy Court Local Rules on ADR (ABI and PLI, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013); Arbitration and Judicial Discretion: Circuits Are Split (Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, May 2006); Claim Resolution Facilities (ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine, Summer 2003); How to Succeed in Mediation Without Trying…Your Case (ABI, 2002); Co-Author, Fast, Painless Claims Relief for Judges (National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Conference News, Winter and Spring, 2001); and The Structured Negotiation Process, (ABI, 1999). Mr. Esher served as head trainer for an extensive, multi-year training program for the Thailand Judiciary in which over 700 business leaders, attorneys and judges received extensive mediation training in Thailand through a program funded by USAID and Kenan Institute Asia. The work resulted in a comprehensive ADR Program administered by the ADR Office of the Thai Judiciary in all of the civil courts of Thailand. Mr. Esher is a member of INSOL, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and a Sustaining Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.