Jan Frankel Schau

2007-Present Panel Neutral, ADR Services, Inc.
2001-2007 Principal and Director, Valley Mediation Services, Encino, Ca., Private Mediation and Arbitration
2005 Co-Founded “First Resolutions” offering pre-litigation dispute resolution
1995 – 2001 Principal, Law Offices of Jan Frankel Schau, Encino, Ca.
1993 – 1995 Associate, Swedelson & Gottlieb, Los Angeles, Ca. Condominium and Homeowners Law, real property sales and construction defect litigation
1991 – 1992 Associate, Hart & Hart, Los Angeles, Ca., Business litigation
1986 – 1991 Associate, Revere, Rykoff & Wallace, Los Angeles, Ca. Insurance Defense, Coverage, Personal Injury Defense and Business Tort Litigation
1984 – 1986  Associate, Antin, Stern, Litz & Grebow, Los Angeles, Ca. Business litigation
1979 – 1984 Associate, Harrington, Foxx, Dubrow & Canter, Insurance Defense, including hospital staff privileges, professional negligence defense and products liability
2013 Appointed Chair of Beverly Hills Bar Association, Executive Committee, Labor & Employment[1] Section.
2010 – 2014 Named California Super Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution
2010 Appointed, Board Member, Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, ADR Section
2009 Inducted as Fellow of the International Academy of Mediator
2008 Appointed Member, California State Bar Committee on ADR
2007 President of the Southern California Mediation Association
2006 Appointed Attorney Settlement Officer, United States District Court
2005 Appointed Arbitrator and Mediator, Kaiser Permanente
2005 Appointed Commercial Arbitration Panel of National Securities Dealers (FINRA)
2005 Appointed Personnel hearing Officer, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District
2005 Appointed Arbitrator and Mediator, American Arbitration Associaiton, Commercial and Employment Panel
2004 – 2010 Elected Board Member, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
1984 Admitted to Federal Bar
1981 Admitted to State Bar of California
2013 ABA Dispute Resolution Section, “View from the Middle of the Road”
2013 Orange County Mediation Conference, “View from the Middle of the Road”
2010 Alberta Association of Mediators and Arbitrators, Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.KeyNote Speaker:  Ethical Pitfalls in Mediation
2009 Adjunct Factuly Appointment, California State University Northridge, The Tseng College, Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution
2008 California State Bar Convention, “Cooperative v Competitive Negotiation”
2006 U.S. Navy, Keynote Speaker:  “Promising News from the Front:  Peacemaking  at Home”
2012 City of Los Angeles, Personnel Hearing Officers Training
2007 Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Advanced Training, 40 hour course
2007 EEOC Training, 40 hour Course
2006 Arbitration II, American Arbitration Association
2005 FINRA Neutral Training
2005 Arbitration Training I, American Arbitration Association
2005 County Personnel Hearing Officer Training
2003 Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Advanced Training, 40 hours
2001 Western Center for Law & Disability, Advanced Training in Disability mediation
2000 L.A. County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Program Act
1981 Awarded J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Ca., Dean’s Honor List
1978 Awarded B.A., Pomona College, Claremont, Cal, Major: International Relations
2013 “View from the Middle of the Road:  A Mediator’s Perspective on Life, Conflict and Human Interaction” (AuthorHouse, 2013)
2013 “A New Strategy for Decision-Making:  Fast and Roughly Right”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, July, 2013
2013 “ADR Program shutdown and bad faith”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, June, 2013
2012 “The Bad Boy who almost Got Away”, “Stories Mediators Tell”, editors, Eric Galton and Lela Love
2012 “Mediating Tragedy:  deciding who gets what when disaster strikes” Los Angeles Daily Journal, November, 2012
2012 “Enforcing Mediated Settlements in the age of Facebook” Association of Business Trial Lawyers



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* Elevated to Distinguished Fellow in 2012

* No longer serving on that Panel