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Legg joins JAMS

Benson LeggRetired U.S. District Court Judge Benson Everett Legg has joined JAMS, the largest provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide.

Legg will be based in the JAMS Greenbelt Resolution Center and will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of disputes including antitrust, business/commercial, class action/mass tort, employment, insurance, intellectual property, personal injury/torts and professional liability.

Legg served 21 years on the federal bench and presided over every type of complex civil case that comes before the federal courts. Before joining the bench, he spent 16 years as a business litigator representing clients in a wide array of cases including antitrust, breach of contract, civil rights, employment discrimination, insurance coverage, intellectual property, toxic torts, and securities. After taking senior status in June of 2012, Legg conducted settlement conferences for the district court in a variety of matters.

Legg graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. from Princeton University. He earned his law degree from University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review and the Order of the Coif.