Serve as an arbitrator, mediator and independent investigator of employment disputes; general corporate and business disputes. Represent employers and individuals in labor and employment matters, including serving as trial counsel in courts, administrative agencies and in alternate dispute resolution proceedings involving race, age, and other forms of discrimination and sexual harassment. Represent individuals in personal injury matter and parties to corporate and business disputes. Provide management training programs on labor and employment issues, including sexual harassment, E.E.O. laws and union avoidance. Tel Plus Communications/Siemens Corporation, 1982-95. Corporate Counsel: Advised Siemens United States operating companies on labor and employment law issues. Provided general counsel to Tel Plus Communications, a Siemens subsidiary. Personally represented Siemens companies in administrative, court and alternate dispute resolution proceedings. Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, 1980-82, Associate, Litigation Department. White & Case, 1977-1980, Associate, Litigation Department.
Dispute Resolution Experience and Training
Court Appointed Mediator, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; Mediator, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Administrative Law Judge, New York State Office of Children & Family Services; Panel of Employment Arbitrators and Mediators and Panel of Super Storm Sandy Mediators, American Arbitration Association; Arbitrator and Mediator, Employment Dispute Resolution Panel, National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM); Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators and Member of the Employment Committee, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. Arbitrator and Mediator, Employment Dispute Resolution Panel, Nassau County Bar Association; Arbitrator & Mediator on corporate panels and in private practice. Member, Supreme Court, Kings County Medical Malpractice Mediation Panel (Now disbanded). Serve as faculty on various mediation training programs including the E.E.O.C.; American Bar Association; N.Y.U. and Touro Law Schools. Identified in the New York County Lawyers Association treatise on the New York Rules of Professional Conduct (Published in September, 2010) as one of the mediators "who are helping to transform the New York skyline". Mediator, New York State Division of Human Rights.
Selected Honors, Awards, Publications, and Professional/Civic Associations
Chapter, "Advocacy in Mediation: A Defense Attorney s Perspective" in published by BNA Books for the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee in 2003; "ADR for Employment Disputes: An Idea Whose Time Has Come." Corporate Legal Times, September 1994; "Maintain a Union Free Status." Personnel Journal, April 1990. Serve as faculty on management and professional programs including; "Trial Practice Conference" given by Touro Law Center and the National Employment Lawyers Association; "The Use of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) To Avoid Workplace Lawsuits" sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management, the CPR Institute and Executive Enterprises; "On The Edge: New Trends In Resolving Sexual Harassment Sexual Discrimination Claims" and 'What s New in Employment Law" sponsored by the Nassau Academy of Law and the Nassau County Bar Association.; and "Industrial Relations Workshop--Effective Strategies in Union and Union Free Environments" sponsored by the Siemens Executive Development and Education Center. Addressed numerous legal and business groups on various topics, including speaking at the annual meeting of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Industry Liaison Group on Alternate Dispute Resolution; a seminar for the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations on Employee Participation Programs and the National Employment Lawyers Association on Alternate Dispute Resolution.
B.A., Queens College, CUNY, 1972; J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1977. Honors: Law Review, Dean's List, American Jurisprudence Award, Class President