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James D. Yellen, ESQ


James D. Yellen is the President of Yellen Arbitration and Mediation Services in New York. Until January 2006, Mr. Yellen was Executive Director and Senior Attorney in the Morgan Stanley Law Division, where he tried and supervised major arbitration and regulatory matters for the firm. Mr. Yellen is on the Board of Editors of the Securities Arbitration Commentator and is Co-chair of the New York State Bar’s Securities Law and Arbitration Committee. He is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he has taught Legal Writing and Research to first year law students for the past twenty-five years. Mr. Yellen received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Lawrence University and received a License in International Relations from the University of Nancy, France. He is an active lecturer and panel participant in the field of securities arbitration, mediation and legal writing.

Securities Mediation

Having founded YAMS, Yellen Arbitration and Mediation Services, in 2006, Jim Yellen has completed over one thousand security and employment mediations. He is an evaluative mediator. At the end of the day, you will know where you stand. Jim Yellen has a 90 percent settlement rate.

Employment Mediation

In employment matters, Jim Yellen has represented both account executives and management. As a mediator, he has a finely-honed sensitivity to the issues debated in wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliatory actions, promissory note claims and wage and hour cases.

Commercial Litigation

Jim Yellen’s experience with Commercial Litigation includes partnership disputes, attorneys’ fees dispute, business interruption and coverage disputes, insurance and coverage disputes.