May 10th, 2022 – FedArb is proud to announce that Hon. Jaynee LaVecchia (Ret.) has joined its panel as a mediator, arbitrator and special master. Based in New Jersey, Judge LaVecchia specializes in resolving commercial, employment, civil rights, environmental, health care, insurance, product liability and compliance and monitoring matters.
Justice LaVecchia served as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court for more than 20 years until her retirement in 2021. As the longest serving woman on New Jersey’s court of last resort, she helped define the contours of all aspects of civil and criminal law and authored significant decisions in the areas of complex commercial litigation, environmental law, civil rights, and workplace harassment.
Prior to her appointment to the Supreme Court, she held leadership positions in the New Jersey government. As the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance and the Director of the State Attorney General’s civil division, she was responsible for legal work in many complex regulatory areas. While in the Attorney General’s Office, she and her division of more than 450 lawyers handled counselling, defense and prosecutions for the agencies of the Executive Branch, which included the wide-ranging regulatory settings of financial and healthcare regulation, employment law, public utility and environmental issues and professional licensing in its many varied settings.
Additionally, during her six years as the State’s Chief Administrative Law Judge and Director of the state’s administrative law office, she conducted contested case proceedings and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes between governmental agencies and individuals or regulated entities.
“Justice LaVecchia brings an impressive and unique background to her ADR role,” said Kennen D. Hagen, FedArb’s president and CEO. “Her legal accumen, broad experience and ability to skillfully work across the aisle make her an excellent addition to our panel. We are excited to have her join us.”
Judge LaVecchia graduated from Rutgers University and earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School.
For over a decade, the leading law firms have used FedArb’s panel of more than 60 former Article III federal judges and 30 distinguished neutrals to successfully mediate and arbitrate hundreds of high profile complex civil cases–typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation. FedArb’s panelists also work with law firms on internal investigations, mock trials and on corporate monitoring assignments. FedArb provides around-the-clock administrative services and requires its neutrals to honor the parties’ deadlines, saving clients time and money.