Jud Perkins held senior management positions with Walt Disney World, Madison Square Garden, the National Basketball Association and other companies in sports, entertainment and real estate development. As a part of his experience, he has managed the development of major projects ranging in value from $300 million to $1 billion.
Today his focus is Alternative Dispute Resolution being an Arbitrator and Mediator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the ADR Center of Connecticut. He is an Arbitrator with FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and the National Center for Dispute Resolution (NCDS). For the Center for Mediation of Rhode Island he has mediated over 350 cases in the Rhode Island District Courts.
He actively promotes mediation based on a strong believe that mediation is the first and best opportunity to resolve disputes in the Dispute Resolution Process. A large part of the mediator’s role is to change the tone from winning and losing to mutually resolving to each party’s satisfaction issues that have developed between the parties.