Jason C. Meek is founder and managing director of iDeal Counsel, APLC, an entrepreneurial law firm specializing in the art of the deal. With 18+ years experience as a transactional lawyer, Mr. Meek is known for his ability to design and negotiate deals that maximize joint gains and create lasting value for his clients, even in the most contentious high-stakes situations. Trained and seasoned at global law firms, he has held lead responsibility for structuring, negotiating, and closing hundreds of sought-after deals involving stakeholders all across the globe, skillfully balancing legal, strategic, operational, and cultural aspects.
Mr. Meek is also founder/CEO of The iDeal World, a “thrive tank” dedicated to building and developing human capabilities in the midst of conflict, uncertainty, rapid change, and other disorienting dilemmas. Internationally recognized as a mediator in organizational and systemic conflict transformation, he designs and facilitates participatory dialogue processes to guide stakeholders through complex negotiations, multi-sector partnerships, peace building, and social change initiatives. In 2015, he was appointed to the Mediation and Dialogue Expert Roster for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria. In 2013, he served part-time as Mediator to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, where he analyzed drivers influencing internal conflicts and designed strategies and professional learning programs to enhance organizational effectiveness. Mr. Meek completed advanced training in conflict analysis, dialogue facilitation, human rights, and peace building at Swisspeace and the Folke Bernadotte Academy, Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development. He also earned a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, where he was a Fellow, and received certifications in mediation from Harvard Law School and The Center for Mediation in Law.
A scholar practitioner, Mr. Meek teaches as adjunct professor at Berkeley Law and UC Hastings Law, presents at various academic and professional venues, and trains students, professionals, and organizations around the world in negotiation, participatory dialogue processes, conflict transformation, and adaptive leadership. In 2012, he was a Socrates Fellow at Aspen Institute.
Together with Berkeley Law graduate Fabiano P. Valerio ’14, Mr. Meek co-founded RenewLaw – The Lawyers Leadership Initiative, a non-profit and aspiring global community dedicated to empowering the next generation of lawyers to drive positive and transformative change in and through the practice of law for a thriving profession and a more promising world. Visit www.renewlaw.org.
Mr. Meek received his law degree with honors from the University of Florida, where he was associate editor of Florida Law Review, and his bachelor’s degree with Pi Sigma Alpha honors from Colgate University.