Judge Maas
Judge Maas (J. Albert Diaz/ALM)

Southern District Magistrate Judge Frank Maas has retired from the bench and joined ADR provider JAMS.

Maas, who will be based in the JAMS New York resolution center, will serve as a mediator, arbitrator and special master in disputes involving business and commercial, civil rights, class action and mass torts, employment, health care, insurance, intellectual property and personal injury, among others.

Maas, 66, retired from the bench on Sept. 30. He served for 17 years as a magistrate judge for the Southern District, including a two-year term as chief magistrate judge. Mass, who developed an expertise in electronic discovery, has presided over trials and thousands of settlement conferences, supervising pretrial discovery, and hearing dispositive and procedural motions.

Before his appointment to the bench, Maas was a federal prosecutor, a partner at Phillips Lytle and first deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation.

Southern District Magistrate Judge Frank Maas has retired from the bench and joined ADR provider JAMS.

Maas, who will be based in the JAMS New York resolution center, will serve as a mediator, arbitrator and special master in disputes involving business and commercial, civil rights, class action and mass torts, employment, health care, insurance, intellectual property and personal injury, among others.

Maas, 66, retired from the bench on Sept. 30. He served for 17 years as a magistrate judge for the Southern District, including a two-year term as chief magistrate judge. Mass, who developed an expertise in electronic discovery, has presided over trials and thousands of settlement conferences, supervising pretrial discovery, and hearing dispositive and procedural motions.

Before his appointment to the bench, Maas was a federal prosecutor, a partner at Phillips Lytle and first deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation.