Judge Marina Corodemus (Ret.), managing partner of the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firm Corodemus & Corodemus, L.L.C., has been elected president of the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters (ACAM). Judge Corodemus accepted the position during the organization’s tenth anniversary convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in January 2014.
“I am honored to have been elected as the next president of the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters. The success of the Academy over the past 10 years is due to its members and leaders who work tirelessly to educate the public and the courts about the value of special masters,” said Judge Corodemus. “As president, I look forward to fulfilling the Academy’s mission to promote the effective use of special masters in the administration of justice.”
The Academy of Court-Appointed Masters is an independent organization of experienced masters and judicial adjuncts who serve in federal and state courts. Its mission is to provide judges, lawyers, parties to litigation and other judicial adjuncts with useful information about masters. Judge Corodemus brings more than 10 years of experience on the bench as New Jersey’s sole mass tort judge to her role as ACAM president.
Judge Corodemus is the director of alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, practice at Corodemus & Corodemus. A highly experienced ADR professional providing mediation, arbitration, settlement negotiation and special master services for federal and state courts, Judge Corodemus is well versed in class actions, mass torts, environmental contamination, natural resource damages, products liability, consumer fraud and serious aggregate litigation. She has been named special master by federal MDL Judges Eldon E. Fallon in the settlement involving Merck & Co.’s drug Vioxx and David A. Katz in the case involving DePuy Orthopaedics recall of ASR hip implants, as well as numerous state appointments including the recent resolution of a $165 million 300-party case involving dioxin contamination of the Passaic River in New Jersey.
Judge Corodemus is a member of the American Law Institute’s Aggregate Litigation Advisor Committee, sat on the board and executive board of The Sedona Conference® and is an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark, N.J.
She previously was honored with the Middlesex County Outstanding Lawyer Achievement Award and the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Outstanding Service Award. She has been named the Best Individual Mediator by The National Law Journal and her ADR firm has been ranked among the leading ADR providers in the nation.
Corodemus & Corodemus, L.L.C.provides alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in general, mass tort, class action and multidistrict litigation nationwide while achieving the highest ideals of justice, professionalism and quality service. The firm provides neutral ADR professionals, special masters and experts in arbitration, mediation and complex civil litigation management. The firm’s practitioners are free of bias, prejudice, conflict or restrictions, know the law, understand financial values, practice sound case management and apply common sense to the matters before them. For more information, visit www.ccadr.com.