Janice Sperow specializes in the arbitration process—whatever the subject.
General & Expedited
Janice handles all types of arbitrations, whatever the subject matter: simple, single issue, one day proceedings to complex multi-issue, multi-party, multi-month hearings. If you’re under a deadline to resolve a dispute, she offers expedited arbitrations and can often substitute into arbitration with minimal notice.
Ms. Sperow handles all financial disputes involving securities, commodities, bonds, hedge funds, credit cards, and banking. As an experienced FINRA and NFA Arbitrator, she has decades of financial arbitration experience. Given her expertise, CPR has designated Ms. Sperow as a distinguished neutral on its banking and financial services rosters.
Janice is a member of the AAA’s, the CPR’s, and the NAM’s rosters of specialized commercial Arbitrators. Handling complex commercial matters, Janice also serves on the AAA’s commercial large case panel and the CPR’s mass claims panel. As part of her pro bono commitment, she presides as a business Arbitrator for the BBB and FORUM. Janice also serves as arbitrator in domestic and international trade arbitrations with the ICC and USCIB.
Janice Sperow works on public and private education disputes, including special education. Since she has represented several large California school districts, Ms. Sperow understands the unique problems arising in education.
Given her years of employment litigation experience and aptitude, Ms. Sperow is designated as an employment law Arbitrator specialist by the:
- American Arbitration Association (AAA)
- International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) CPR has also designated her as a distinguished neutral on its mass claims employment roster
- FINRA (Financial Industry Neutral Regulatory Association)
- National Arbitration & Mediation (NAM)
- New Era ADR
Ms. Sperow takes care of all consumer disputes, including:
- Customer-service provider
Given her trade secrets and intellectual property experience while at Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Sperow has joined the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and ROSE IPR arbitration as an arbitrator handling all intellectual property, trade secret, and patent disputes.
Arbitrator Sperow efficiently handles mass claims arbitration. She serves as a mass claims arbitrator for New Era ADR, CPR, and the AAA.
Janice handles life sciences, healthcare, pharma, energy, technology, and emerging technology disputes. Known for quickly grasping the science as well as the legal issues, she serves on the AAA’s energy, healthcare, and emerging technology panels. She is also a member of CPR’s Technology Committee.
Comments about Janice Sperow
Janice Sperow executes an unmatched thoroughness, the only possible result of which is absolute fairness. Her deliberate and methodical approach to everything she does ensures that she will reach the right decision—every time.
As a co-panelist with Janice Sperow in a complex and lengthy arbitration, I can attest that she brings a strong intellect, diligence and a high level of organizational skill to the process.
I have worked alongside Janice Sperow as a panelist, and in other arbitration settings. She is attentive, reasonable and reliably fair in her rulings. In the role of Chairman, she is a gracious leader whose command of the rules of procedure is rock solid.
Having been on an arbitration panel with Janice, I can state with confidence that she has all the attributes of an outstanding Arbitrator…she is well prepared, smart and fair.
Fast. Focused. Fair.
When you choose alternative dispute resolution, look to Janice for evenhanded, knowledgable service.
With an intuitive mediator like Janice Sperow, you can discover more—or reach a satisfying resolution—before or in lieu of arbitration or litigation. Janice serves as a mediator for the San Diego Superior Court Civil Mediation Panel, CPR, the CPR-FTI Legal Innovators Flat Fee Mediation Program, and FORUM.
Janice Sperow, as a special master or discovery referee, oversees discovery plans and disputes in connection with arbitration or litigation, including PAGA and class actions. Janice has been inducted into the Academy of Court Appointed Masters.
To avoid going to trial, Ms. Sperow holds thorough, quick, and fair settlement conferences. With a creative mindset, she aims for mutually beneficial solutions.
Often a dispute can be resolved by negotiating a business agreement—instead of arbitration or litigation. Ms. Sperow can help the parties craft a win-win resolution.
Facilitated Meetings & Conferences
Sometimes the parties just need to talk to each other. But they need a facilitator to keep them on track. Ms. Sperow's meetings and conferences are designed to resolve disputes—before they ramp up to litigation or arbitration. Ms. Sperow's preventative style has earned her a position on CPR's Dispute Prevention Panel and CPR’s Dispute Prevention Committee.
Advice & Counseling
Smart parties prepare. Janice Sperow offers advice, counseling, evaluation, and “mock” decision-making for parties who want a third party’s neutral assessment of their case before it goes before the real decision-maker.
Internal Investigations & Reports
Many businesses and employers need or could benefit from a third-party, neutral internal investigation of a complaint or “audit” of HR or other departments. Ms. Sperow investigates on-site and reports her findings. Janice’s expertise has earned her a position on the AAA’s Workplace Investigation Panel.
A lot of disputes are avoidable with proper training. Janice Sperow offers training in workplace violence, sexual harassment, employee documentation, and many more topics. Among her many honors is an Award for Outstanding Sexual Harassment Training from Coronado Naval Base in 2013.
A dispute prevention specialist, Janice can help resolve conflicts before they ripen into legal action. She serves on CPR’s Dispute Prevention panel, its Dispute Prevention Committee, and its Dispute Prevention Taskforce.