John Bickerman is an internationally recognized neutral, specializing in complex, multi-party insurance coverage and general commercial disputes. In the last twenty years, he logged over 25,000 hours and resolved more than three billion dollars in claims in more than thirty-five states. He has been retained by dozens of Fortune 500 companies and all of the major American insurers. He also has special expertise in the Bermuda insurance market. He has facilitated the resolution of major natural resource and environmental disputes between the Federal government, tribes and states, including four major water allocation or water diversion conflicts throughout the country. He presently teaches negotiation and mediation courses at Cornell University has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Bickerman has repeatedly been selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America, regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States and has also been included in the Superlawyers listing for Washington, DC since the inception of this listing. He is a past Chair of the American Bar Association’s, Section on Dispute Resolution. He has BS and MS degrees in economics from Cornell University and is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. He clerked for Judge William B. Bryant on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Molly DeMaret-Tahu has worked as a mediator for over a decade. She has mediated or facilitated the resolution of disputes for schools, juvenile justice programs and communities, and served as a neutral in construction defect, housing and water rights disputes. She has also designed and implemented training and consensus-building processes for communities struggling with planning and policy issues. She earned an M.S. Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University in 2000 where she specialized in the resolution of community and public disputes and consensus building processes. She is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), and served as Secretary of the District of Columbia chapter of ACR from 2007-2008.