Academy Member Inducted 2018

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John (Jay) McCauley, Mediator & Arbitrator, Los Angeles, California.

John (Jay) McCauley

J McCauley & Associates LLC

Los Angeles, CA 92612
Tel: (949) 683-4538
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Regularly travels out of state to: Missouri, Nevada, Texas

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 John (Jay) McCauley serves exclusively as an arbitrator, mediator and arbitration consultant in domestic and international business disputes.  He is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and a former partner of a large, international law firm, where he litigated a broad range of cases, including complex commercial, employment, construction, healthcare, insurance, education, intellectual property and real property matters, including class actions.

 Mr. McCauley is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), a Distinguished Fellow (Emeritus) of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM), and a Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).  He has taught courses in Arbitration Law over the last fifteen years as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine, Loyola, UMKC and Creighton Law Schools, and has been a program speaker on ADR topics in multiple venues throughout the world, including, most recently, at the USC/JAMS Advanced Arbitration Institute, and at training programs sponsored by the American Arbitration Association. He is a contributing author of the third edition of the College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Arbitration, and an editor of the recently published fourth edition of that publication (Juris Press, October 2017).  

  Mr. McCauley has been continuously listed for the past nine years as a California Super Lawyer, and for the past eight years, he has been included in Best Lawyers in America in the field of ADR, which named him “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Mediation for the San Jose region in 2013. He has been a commercial arbitrator on the national roster of the AAA since 1998, where he serves on the Commercial, Real Property and Construction, Employment, Healthcare, and Class Action Panels, as well as on the roster of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”). He is also on the roster of neutrals for Judicate West and on the “senior arbitrators” panel for USA&M. In the past decade he has handled more than 170 arbitrations and 600 mediations, involving primarily large and complex matters.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military
  • Natural Disasters
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


  • Harvard Law School (JD, cum laude, 1980)
  • University of Pennsylvania (MA 1973)
  • University of California at Irvine (BA 1971)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Editor, College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (Juris Press 2017)
  • Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, International Academy of Mediators
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Listed in Best Lawyers of America
  • Named "Best Lawyer of the Year" for Mediation for San Jose region, 2013
  • Listed as "California Superlawyer" for ADR
  • State Bar of California
  • Licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court

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