Barbara A. Reeves, Esq. serves as a mediator and arbitrator in complex business and employment litigation pending throughout the United States, including antitrust and employment class actions, litigation involving mergers and acquisitions and partnerships, healthcare industry claims, including claims arising under the False Claims Act, intellectual property disputes including patents, copyrights and trade secrets, consumer class actions, cybersecurity and cyberbreach matters, environmental coverage cases, and other commercial disputes.
Ms. Reeves has experience conducting domestic and international arbitrations under various institutional rules, including JAMS, JAMS International, ICC, ICDR, AAA, CPR, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). She was a member of the AAA Complex Case Panel, prior to joining JAMS.
Before becoming a full-time neutral, Ms. Reeves had an extensive and varied litigation and business counseling practice, clerking with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Hon. Alfred T. Goodwin), as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C. and as Chief of the Los Angeles Office, a partner at national law firms, and as Associate General Counsel and Vice President for Southern California Edison and Edison International with responsibility for litigation and regulatory matters, as well as Procurement/Supply Chain, Real Estate and Transportation.
She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the College of Commercial Arbitrators (President-elect 2022-23), and a certified mediator with the International Mediation Institute. She is also a certified e-discovery specialist. She received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.