design element

design element
Menu pointMenu pointMenu pointMenu pointMenu pointMenu point
design element
MEMBER PROFILE: Joan C. Grafstein
 
design element
design element
Joan C. Grafstein
JAMS Atlanta
1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 2650
Atlanta, GA 30309

Tel: (404) 588-0900
Fax: (404) 588-0905
Email: jgrafstein@jamsadr.com
www.jamsadr.com

design element  View Printable PDF Resume

View maps and directions



ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   

Sorry, Online Scheduling Not Available

Please, contact Joan's office using
email or tel# above to check current availability.

 




ADR SERVICES & CERTIFICATIONS
 
ADR Services:
design elementMediation (Civil/Commercial)
design elementArbitration (Civil/Commercial)
design elementSpecial Master

 

Serving the following Judicial Districts & Circuits:

1st - Atlantic
5th - Atlanta
7th - Cobb
9th - Gwinnett
10th - Augusta

[ Click for Map of Georgia's Districts & Circuits ]


CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Joan C. Grafstein has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
design elementADA Disability
design elementAgricultural
design elementAppellate
design elementBanking & Finance
design elementCivil Rights
design elementClass Actions
design elementCommercial/Business
design elementConsumer Fraud
design elementContract Disputes
design elementCross Cultural
design elementDebt Collections
design elementEEOC
design elementEducation
design elementEmployment
design elementHealth Care
design elementInsurance
design elementIntellectual Property
design elementInternational
design elementLandlord/Tenant
design elementLibel & Slander
design elementNursing Homes
design elementPensions / ERISA
design elementPersonal Injury
design elementReal Estate
design elementSecurities
design elementSoftware
design elementTechnology
design elementTorts
design elementWage & Hour/FMLA
design elementWrongful Death
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:
design element
Joan C. Grafstein, Esq. has been a full time mediator, arbitrator, and special master since 2003.  She has resolved hundreds of complex high stakes disputes in many areas including business/commercial, class action, employment, ERISA, healthcare systems, higher education, personal injury, product liability, real property, securities, and software development.  She brings to her dispute resolution practice over twenty years' experience as in-house counsel for large public and private research universities where she managed litigation and mediation and handled a wide variety of claims and business disputes.

Ms. Grafstein is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Secretary/Treasurer of the Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Secretary of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, past Chair of the Women in the Profession Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and has served as the program co-chair for the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution's last three annual meetings.  She speaks and writes frequently on dispute resolution topics including e-discovery in arbitration, women in negotiation, arbitration and mediation in China, cost effective commercial arbitration, faculty tenure disputes, ADR in institutional settings, ethics in arbitration, and arbitration practice pointers for Georgia litigators.

Education:
design element

  • J.D., summa cum laude, First In Class, University of Georgia School of Law, 1979
  • A.B., Government, Barnard College, Columbia University, 1967

Languages
design element
English

Memberships & Affiliations :
design element

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Secretary, Atlanta International Arbitration Society
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Dispute Resolution Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Chair, Atlanta Bar Association Women in the Profession Section 2009-2010
  • Program Co-Chair, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Spring 2010-2012 Annual Conferences
  • Program Chair and Co-Chair, 4th and 5th Annual Arbitration Institutes, State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section, August 2010-2011
  • Panelist, "E-Discovery in International and Domestic Arbitration," 6th Annual Arbitration Institute, State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section and ICLE, August 2012
  • Beijing Arbitration Commission Panel of Arbitrators
  • Member:  FINRA Dispute Resolution Board of Arbitrators; American Bar Association Sections of Business Law, Employment Law, Dispute Resolution, and International Law; State Bar of Georgia Sections of Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property, and Labor & Employment Law
  • Registered Neutral, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Publications include:  "Arbitration," book chapter in Business Litigation in Georgia, forthcoming, 2013; ""Women in Negotiation."  The Atlanta Lawyer, January 2008; ""Developments in Party-Appointed Cases," Dispute Resolution News, Spring 2004; Author, "Improving Commercial Arbitration:  The View of an Arbitrator and Former In-House Counsel," LexisNexis, April 30, 2010.
  • Frequent speaker on arbitration and mediation topics at national conferences including at the following Annual Section Meetings of the American Bar Association:  panel chair and moderator, "Caseload Trends in China:  A Look Into the Future of Asian Arbitration and Mediation," (2012), ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Spring Meeting; panel chair and moderator, "Current Trends in International Arbitration" (2010) at ABA Business Law Section; panel co-chair, "The Evolving State of Arbitration in China:  Can a Foreign Party Get a Fair Hearing and an Enforceable Award?" (2009) at Fall Meeting, ABA International Law Section; panel chair, "Women in Negotiation" (2008) and "Arbitration of Employment Disputes" (2006), Annual Meeting of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section; presenter, "Faculty Tenure Denials:  Current Law and Practical Tips" (2004) at Mid-year Meeting, National Association of College and University Attorneys; Panelist, "Developments in Arbitration Ethics," (2004) and "ADR in Institutional Settings" (2000) Annual Georgia ADR Institute.


RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates: Please call JAMS ATLANTA at (404) 588-0900
design element

Cancellation Policy: Please call JAMS ATLANTA at (404) 588-0900
design element


View Complete Georgia Roster  ::  Legal Notice  ::  GAMA is the Georgia Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (www.NADN.org)

design element