James (Jim) Reiman
Sectors of Practice
Arbitrator of complex domestic and international commercial disputes. Veteran of nearly two decades in private practice in Chicago IL firms as a commercial litigator and commercial transactions attorney, followed by 15+ years as a CEO, board director and chairman of the board of directors of public and private companies in the US, UK, Canada and China. Understands the legal issues of business disputes as a senior attorney representing domestic and international businesses as well as the business issues, economics and metrics of a business dispute from the perspective of a senior manager, board director and owner of domestic and international public and private companies.
Programme director, tutor and past exam grader for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ international arbitration qualification/certification programmes.
As an attorney in private practice, 18 years experience including lead or billing attorney negotiating and documenting complex business transactions, complex financings, real estate development and construction projects, trade secret and intellectual property disputes (including claims of unfair competition), private equity financings, strategic partnerships, corporate restructurings, and mergers/acquisitions, as well as exit strategies, generational transfers, and partnership dissolutions. Solid understanding of the law and issues related to e-discovery disputes.
Served as chairman of the board of directors of a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Market operating exclusively in China. Teaches and coaches negotiation for senior executives and attorneys at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School and other elite institutions around the world.
Author: Negotiation Simplified: A Framework and Process for Understanding and Improving Negotiation Results, Amplify Publishing, Herndon, VA, (Release Date: February, 2022).
ADR Training & Qualifications
Fellow: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) - 2014
Qualified Programme Director / Instructor / Exam Grader - International Arbitration:
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) - 2015 – Present
Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb): ADR Institute of Canada - 2015 – Present
Accredited Mediator: Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) - 2018 – Present
Other Professional Qualifications
• American Bar Association
o Chair - Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Dispute Resolution Committee, (2018 - 2019)
o Vice-Chair - International Litigation Committee, International Law Section (2016)
• Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
o Chairperson North America Branch, 2018 – 2019
o Vice Chair – Training, 2016 – 2018; 2019 – present
o Board of Directors, North America Branch, 2015 – present
• National Association of Corporate Directors
o Board Leadership Fellow, 2011 - present