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Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.) is one of the preeminent mediators of complex civil disputes in the United States. Daniel Weinstein is also internationally recognized as one of the premier mediators of complex, multi-party and high-stakes commercial and political disputes. 


Judge Weinstein is the former Envoy of the United States to Bosnia, then mediating $14 billion transfer of funds to Muslims, Croats, and Serbs, and has settled some of the largest and most contentious financial sector, intellectual property and environmental cases of the past two decades —including those involving major financial institutions like Goldman Sachs, international corporations like Swiss reinsurer Converium, foreign governments, and high-profile celebrities. 

Judge Weinstein is a founder of JAMS, world’s largest mediation provider. He is the recipient of the 2014 International Advocate for Peace Award from the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, whose past honorees have included former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Bishop Desmond Tutu. Judge Weinstein is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Judge Weinstein has successfully mediated the following representative complex international cases:

  • Multinational Financial Disputes:​

    • Mediated numerous major mortgage and bankruptcy cases arising out of market collapse, involving Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Bear Stearns, Prudential, Lehman bankruptcy, Adelphia, and Qwest.

    • Mediated high-profile international cases involving financial institutions including the Swiss Converium case, the Parmalat case, and the Shinsei Bank financial disaster in Tokyo; also mediated Madoff- and LIBOR-related disputes.

    • Mediated numerous, high-dollar reinsurance cases in Amsterdam and England from 2006 to the present that involve all major international insurance carriers.

    • Mediated complex securities fraud cases following public offerings and reverse mergers of major Chinese energy and resource companies.

    • Mediated disputes for Volvo, BMW and Porsche.

    • Resolved large class actions and financial institution litigation arising out of Adelphia, Qwest, IPO, and Enron financial “meltdowns.”

    • Resolved tax shelter cases, including international claims involving international accounting firms Deloitte and KPMG, among others.

  • International Securities cases: Resolved numerous high-profile international cases involving investments including various Madoff-related entitles, Motorola, United Health, Marsh, major mortgage-backed securities claims, and derivative actions.

  • International Intellectual Property: Disputes in all areas of intellectual property including highest value patent licensing resolution in a computer technology case; case between a major toy company and Japanese company regarding ownership of widely distributed video game; large patent infringement case involving multi-national patent holders and exploiters; cases involving inventions and technology transfer issues in universities and research institutions; major cases arising out of new digital distribution modalities, peer-to-peer transmission, and repurposed content.

  • Worldwide Entertainment and Sports cases: Mediated high-value and sensitive matters including creative resolution of Rosa Parks v. the OutKast band; a broad range of cases involving actors and celebrities including Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Penelope Cruz, Uma Thurman, Robin Williams, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Sharon Stone; most major studios and all major record companies, including leading music groups Guns N’ Roses, The Eagles, the Bob Marley family, Mariah Carey and violinist Itzak Perlman, guilds and PROs; major entertainers with international distribution; numerous disputes involving high profile boxers such as Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao and promoters such as Top Rank and Golden Boy, NBA and NCAA negotiations.

  • International Antitrust actions: Large cases involving price fixing allegations against multinational technology manufacturers (including DRAM, SRAM and LCD matters), cosmetic industry companies, credit default swaps (CDS cases), and major financial institutions.

  • International Environmental cases: Numerous important environmental cases including a landmark environmental case involving an indigenous community from the Peruvian Amazon and a large petro-chemical company; major cross-border and ATS actions with environmental impact; international mining disaster dispute.

  • Other Complex Matters: Paceco Corp. v. City of Long Beach public entity litigation; City of Atascadero v. Merrill Lynch, Orange County bankruptcy case; 80 death cases arising out of Alaska Airlines flight #261 crash; and Stull v. Bank of America, involving bank escheats funds.

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