LOS ANGELES—JAMS, the largest provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, today announced the addition of Ryan Abbott, Esq., M.D., to its panel. Dr. Abbott will serve in London and Los Angeles as an international mediator, arbitrator and special master in a variety of disputes, including business/commercial, education/schools, health care, insurance, intellectual property, international, personal injury/torts, pharmaceutical/mass torts and professional liability. He is a licensed and board-certified physician and patent attorney in the U.S. (California and New York), as well as a solicitor (non-practicing) in England and Wales.
Dr. Abbott joins JAMS after serving as partner at a litigation firm, general counsel of a mid-stage biotechnology company and of counsel at a firm specializing in transactional matters and intellectual property litigation for life science companies. In these capacities, he has been outside and inside counsel for both claimants and respondents. He has also worked as an expert for the European Commission, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
“Ryan’s rigorous preparation and adaptability, along with his unique academic and career background, give him the ability to work on a wide variety of cases to help resolve even the most challenging of disputes,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We are thrilled that he has chosen to bring his medical and legal expertise to our JAMS panel.”
Dr. Abbott has extensive domestic and international experience in the fields of intellectual property and health care, and offers unique expertise in such matters as biologics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical and life sciences, computer technology and distributed ledger technology.
“My experiences span multiple legal systems and disciplines, and this helps me to creatively find solutions for clients,” said Dr. Abbott. “I am very excited to be joining the outstanding JAMS team.”
In addition to serving as a JAMS neutral, Dr. Abbott is a WIPO mediator and arbitrator, a CEDR-accredited mediator and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). He is also a professor of law and health sciences at the University of Surrey School of Law and adjunct assistant professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Abbott earned a B.S., summa cum laude, from University of California at Los Angeles and a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine, summa cum laude, at Emperor’s College before receiving a J.D. from Yale Law School and an M.D. from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
Local Solutions. Global Reach. Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. With 27 locations, JAMS and its nearly 400 panelists are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized dispute resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, top-notch facilities and highly trained panelists.