Peter H. Woodin
Lecturer in Law
Peter H. Woodin is a mediator and arbitrator with JAMS. He specializes in the negotiation, mediation and arbitration of complex, multi-party litigation.
He has successfully mediated settlements in a wide range of disputes, in such areas as insurance coverage, products liability and personal injury, employment discrimination, consumer class actions, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and numerous other business and commercial matters.
In addition to practice as a privately retained mediator and arbitrator, he has served as settlement administrator, court-appointed mediator and special master in numerous multi-district and other complex litigations, including Agent Orange, the DES (diethylstilbestrol) product liability litigation, and Latino Officers Association v. City of New York, and he was Deputy Special Master for the federal September 11 Victims Compensation Fund. Presently he is serving as a court-appointed mediator and special master in In re Baycol Products Liability Litigation (D. Minn.), and court-appointed special master for discovery in In re Zyprexa Products Liability Litigation (E.D.N.Y).
From 1989 to 1993 he was a litigation attorney with Morrison & Foerster LLP, and from 1993 to 2004 he was a partner and mediator with The Feinberg Group LLP.
He earned his B.A. in 1971 from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1988, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Woodin was law clerk to Judge Jack B. Weinstein, in United States District Court, Eastern District, in 1988-89.