Deborah Saxe is an Arbitrator and Mediator affiliated with JAMS. She is a retired Jones Day Partner.
Before becoming a full-time neutral, she was a litigator and appellate lawyer at major international law firms for more than 30 years. When she was practicing law, Chambers USA called her “an aggressive and highly capable litigator with “substantial experience in the courtroom as a trial lawyer.” More recently, Chambers USA called her “a talented mediator.”
Commercial disputes, including employment law disputes.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
Ms. Saxe has mediated and arbitrated legal disputes sice 2006. She is attentive to detail, a quick study, prepared, personable, approachable, articulate, creative, and flexible. As a mediator, she has demonstrated that she is strong, good at listening and reading people, and a tenacious closer. As an arbitrator, she is fair, practical, unflappable, and not afraid to make tough decisions.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
• J.D. (UCLA, 1978) (Member, UCLA Law Review)
• M.A., Comparative Literature (UCLA, 1973)
• B.A., English Language and Literature (Magna Cum Laude) (Penn State, 1971)
• B.A., Russian Language and Literature (Cum Laude) (Penn State, 1971)
• Extensive mediation and arbitration training through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, the AAA, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and other organizations.
Ms. Saxe is available nationwide.
Ms. Saxe has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the Board of Governors of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), and the Advisory Board for the Institute for Corporate Counsel (ICC). She is a Lifetime Member of WLALA and was a member of LACBA’s Board of Trustees in 2005-08 and 2010-13. She is a long-time member of LACBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section, which she chaired in 2002-2003, as well as the Labor & Employment Law Sections of the ABA and the California Bar Association. She also is a member of the ABA's Dispute Resolution Section.
Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers (since 2001)
Fellow, International Academy of Mediators (2015-2020)
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2013-2020)
Ranked by Chambers & Partners as a “leading lawyer” in employment law (2004-2012)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2006-2021)
Recognized by peers as one of the Top 50 Women SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange Counties for ten consecutive years (2004-2013) and again in 2019
Recognized by peers as one of the Top 100 SuperLawyers in L.A. and Orange Counties in 2010
Recognized by peers as a "SuperLawyer" in ADR (2014-2021)
Identified by LawDragon and Human Resource Executive Magazine in 2010, 2011, and 2012 as one of the 100 Most Powerful Labor & Employment Lawyers in the Nation