David S. Ross, Esq. is a Senior Mediator with JAMS, the largest provider of private alternative dispute resolution in the world. He has successfully resolved thousands of complex two-party and multi-party cases — including multiple class actions — and regularly handles high profile cases involving celebrities, politicians, royalty and CEOs of large corporations. David focuses on discrimination and sexual harassment disputes as well as a wide array of business-related cases. His mediation career has been featured in The New York Law Journal and The National Law Journal.
David also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Law School, teaching seminars in Basic Negotiation and Advanced Negotiation Theory and Skills. He sits on the Board of the public education not-for-profit, The Friends of Facing History School, where he founded and now runs a Mentoring Program. David served on the Board of The Rainforest Alliance (2013 – 2019) and is currently a Rainforest Alliance Ambassador. He has served on other not-for-profit Boards including Search for Common Ground (2004 – 2009), the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine (2008 – 2012, Vice-Chair) and the Development Committee of Trinity School.
Prior to joining JAMS, David practiced in the litigation department at Cravath, Swaine and Moore. Among other academic achievements, he received an LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Columbia University Law School (1993), a J.D. from NYU Law School where he was a Teaching Assistant in Criminal Law and a member of the Moot Court Board (1986-1989), and a B.A. with honors from the University of Virginia (1986) where he was selected to be a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, England (1984-1985). He recently completed The Negotiation Master Class at Harvard Law School (2018).