John Bickerman is an internationally recognized neutral, specializing in complex, multi-party insurance coverage and general commercial disputes. In the last twenty years, he logged over 25,000 hours and resolved more than three billion dollars in claims in more than thirty-five states. He has been retained by dozens of Fortune 500 companies and all of the major American insurers. He also has special expertise in the Bermuda insurance market. He has facilitated the resolution of major natural resource and environmental disputes between the Federal government, tribes and states, including four major water allocation or water diversion conflicts throughout the country. He presently teaches negotiation and mediation courses at Cornell University has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Bickerman has repeatedly been selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America, regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States and has also been included in the Superlawyers listing for Washington, DC since the inception of this listing. He is a past Chair of the American Bar Association’s, Section on Dispute Resolution. He has BS and MS degrees in economics from Cornell University and is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. He clerked for Judge William B. Bryant on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
John is a member of the National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”), the International Academy of Mediators, the original panel of mediators for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and one of the original members of the United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution roster. Mr. Bickerman has written numerous articles on alternative dispute resolution and frequently lectures and trains judges, public officials, attorneys and claims adjusters. Topics include the representation of clients in mediation, trends in corporate use of ADR, and the mediation of construction and insurance disputes.
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- Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S., 1978
- Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, M.S., 1979
- 1989, New York
- 1989, New Jersey
- 1989, Maryland
- 1990, District of Columbia and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- 1993, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland