We Help Settle Disputes, So You Can Get Back To Work

Jaya Sharma

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  • Online Dispute Resolution Specialist (IMI Accredited)
    • Certificate in Online Dispute Resolution  
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Oxford University)
    • Diploma, International Commercial Arbitration
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. – 1996
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Robert Lafollette Institute of Public Policy, Madison, Wisconsin
    • M.A., Master of Arts – 1986
    • Major: Public Policy Administration of Emerging Economies
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
    • Master of Science – 1977
    • Major: Physical and Cultural Anthropology

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Eastern & Western District

Published Works

  • Public Private Partnership Projects in the United States In R. H. Garcia (Ed.), International Public Procurement: A Guide to Best Practice (pp 401-414) London: Globe Law and Business, 2009

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Member
  • Construction Industry Forum, American Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Association of Mediators, Member
  • American College of e-Neutrals, Fellow
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Member
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow
  • International Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Accredited Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London U.K.
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator Commercial & Construction Panels
  • Arbitrator, Demars & Associates, CAP-Motors Ford Motor Company Consumer Arbitration Program
  • Arbitrator & Mediator, Construction Disputes Resolution Services
  • Certified Online Dispute Resolution Specialist, International Mediation Institute (expected Jan 2021)      

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney
  • Arbitrator
  • Commercial Mediator
  • Public Policy Mediator

 Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Implicit Bias Fact or Fiction: Effects on Mediator Neutrality and the Mediation Process” 19th American Bar Association Annual Dispute Resolution Conference, San Francisco, California. April 19, 2017
  • Speaker, “Practice Tips for ADR Professionals” State Bar of Wisconsin, Annual Meeting & Conference, Green Bay, Wisconsin. June 2016
  • Speaker, “Hitting the Lavender Ceiling: Exploring Issues of LGBT & Gender Diversity in the Mediation Profession” American Bar Association 18th Annual Dispute Resolution Conference, New York, New York, April 18, 2016
  • Speaker & Moderator, “Peace in the Valley: Best Practices in the Dispute Resolution of Major Contractor Claims & Owner Counter Claims Including Mediation” International Bar Association Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria. October 6, 2015
  • Speaker, “Practice Tips for Effective International Mediation” American Bar Association 17th Annual Dispute Resolution Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 18, 2015
  • Speaker, “Public Policy & Government Mediation” American Bar Association Asia Mediation Summit, New Delhi, India, February 14, 2015
  • Speaker, “How to Develop an ADR Practice” 2015 American Bar Association Asia Mediation Summit, New Delhi, India, February 14, 2015
  • Chair and Speaker, “Public Private Partnerships: The U.S. Perspective: Variations of A Theme” International Bar Association Annual Conference Chicago, USA. September 19, 2006
  • Speaker, “Public Private Partnerships and Mega-Projects: Implications for the Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program” Mississippi Valley Transportation Conference, Chicago, USA. July 14, 2006
  • Speaker, “Public Private Partnership in the US” International Bar Association, Annual Conference, Chicago, USA. October 2006
  • Speaker, “A Comparative Analysis of Public Private Partnership Procurement Regulations and Laws” Biennial Conference International Bar Association, Section on Energy, Environmental, Resource and Infrastructure Law, Rome, Italy. March 2006
  • Co-Chair and Moderator, “PPP Procurement in the EU” International Bar Association Annual Conference Prague, Czech Republic. October 2005
  • Co-Chair and Moderator, “Electronic Procurement in Various Jurisdictions”, International Bar Association Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. October 2004
  • Chair, “Electronic Construction Management”. International Bar Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA. October 2003

Leadership Positions

  • Federal Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, Chair Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Dispute Resolution Section
  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, Co-Chair, Conference Planning Standing Committee, 2007 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Council Member, 2019 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, Co-Chair Diversity Committee, 2016 -2019
  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, Co-Chair International Committee, 2020 – Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, International Practice Section, Member, Board of Directors 2020-2022. 
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Section of Dispute Resolution, Chair, Board of Directors, 2016-2018
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Section of Dispute Resolution, Member, Board of Directors, 2014 – 2016
  • International Bar Association, International Construction Projects Committee, Co-Chair, 2009 to 2011
  • International Bar Association, International Construction Projects Committee, Co-Vice Chair, 2007 to 2009
  • International Bar Association, Member, Planning Committee, PPP Latin American Conference June 21-22, 2007 San Paulo, Brazil, 2007
  • International Bar Association, Member Planning Committee, 2006 PPP Latin American Conference, Mexico City, May 2006
  • International Bar Association, Chair Sub-Committee on Procurement, International Construction Projects Committee, 2005 – 2007

Pro-Bono Activities

  • State of Wisconsin Fee Arbitration Program, Volunteer Arbitrator 2018-Present1
  • Board Member, Unemployment Appeals Clinic, Madison, Wisconsin, 1996 – 2010