ABOUT JUDITH STARR
A Harvard-educated lawyer, Judith Starr was recognized as one of the top 5% of all federal executives with the Presidential Rank Award. She founded the mediation program at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, where she served as general counsel. As the agency's Suspension and Debarment Official, she adjudicated cases involving the fitness of individuals and firms to contract with the Federal Government. Ms. Starr trained as a mediator with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and is certified as a mediator by the States of Florida and Virginia. She is experienced in mediating labor and employment (including ERISA), consumer, contract, and commercial claims. Ms. Starr also has substantial experience in the financial services sector, having served as chief counsel to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and assistant chief litigation counsel with the Securities and Exchange Commission, where she received the Stanley Sporkin Award for outstanding contributions to securities law enforcement. Ms. Starr trained as an arbitrator with the Financial Regulatory Authority and currently serves on its panel of arbitrators arbitrating securities claims. Ms. Starr recently was appointed to the State of Florida's Mediator Qualifications and Discipline Review Board. As co-chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Mediation Committee, Ms. Starr has published and spoken on mediator education, including "What I Learned from Getting to Yes with Yourself" n the March 2020 issue of the ABA's Just Resolutions e-zine. She also presented a webinar at the ABA Dispute Resolution's May 2020 Virtual Conference on the Evolution of ADR in Federal Agencies.