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About John

John is an internationally recognized neutral, specializing in multi-party and general commercial, environmental, insurance coverage and natural resource disputes.  He mediates across the country and locally in the Washington, DC/Baltimore metropolitan area.  In the last twenty-five 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 and several European and Asian insurers.  


He has special expertise in class action mass torts, the Bermuda insurance market and whistleblower matters. He has also facilitated the resolution of major natural resource and environmental disputes between the Federal government, Indian tribes and states, including five major water allocation or water diversion conflicts throughout the country. 


He presently teaches negotiation and mediation courses as a Visiting Lecturer at Cornell University and 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 Hon. William B. Bryant on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Call:  202.289.3330

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