Amy E. Wind was appointed Chief Circuit Mediator for the D.C. Circuit in 2008. She is responsible for the mediation programs in the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Prior to joining the Court, Amy Wind served as a full-time mediator for 15 years. She mediated over 300 cases and served on both the district court and appellate court volunteer mediator panels. Previously, Ms. Wind had been a trial lawyer for 12 years, mostly in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and had argued appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Fourth, and Federal Circuits. Ms. Wind has also taught mediation skills for over a decade as an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, and in a variety of forums including federal agencies, bar association seminars and the Federal Judicial Center. In addition, she has served as a trainer and mentor in the circuit’s mediation programs. Ms. Wind earned her B.A. at Scripps College and her J.D. at Hastings College of the Law.