Ellen S. Bass Esq. is an attorney, trained mediator, and Executive Director of the Weinstein International Foundation. In her role as Executive Director, she manages the Foundation’s daily operations and works with the Foundation’s Board of Directors and global network of Senior Fellows to implement the Foundation’s strategic initiatives, while defining and developing its procedures and programs.
Ms. Bass brings a breadth of international and professional experience to her role, having overseen the development and growth of the Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program as its Director, in collaboration with the JAMS Foundation. An experienced leader, she has managed the dynamic and expanding international network of ADR-trained dispute resolution professionals from around the world, since 2009.
Previous to becoming Executive Director of the Weinstein International Foundation, she served as co-mediator and assistant to Bruce Edwards, during which time she gained extensive knowledge in coordinating and designing dispute system processes for complex multi-party construction defect mediations.
Her international experience includes serving as a non-profit project director in Latin America and as an international business development manager at an Internet start-up, where she managed the company’s joint venture with a large German media company and trained German employees in the company’s business development procedures.
A member of the California State Bar, Ms. Bass earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she was a Research Fellow at the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property in 2008. She further served on its Law Review, the Moot Court Honors Program, and was a finalist for the Advocate of the Year Award. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (magna cum laude) and recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Berlin, Germany, where she studied philosophy and comparative literature at the Freie Universität.