Professional Dispute Resolution Activity
Full-time, exclusive practice since 1988 as an arbitrator and mediator, with an emphasis on labor and employment, business, and other civil disputes. Extensive background in the fields of public and private sector labor relations, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and civil rights. Experience in civil and commercial matters includes business, securities, professional negligence, real estate, partnership, and personal injury claims. Arbitration and mediation of more than 2,500 cases, a number with claims in several figures as well as complex multiparty and class action disputes. Listed on many dispute resolution rosters, including the American Arbitration Association, the United States District Court, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the California State Mediation and Conciliation Service. Appointed to numerous labor-management permanent arbitration panels.
Arbitrator and Mediator, 1988 to present; Administrative Law Judge, California Public Employment Relations Board, 1980-87; Counsel to the Chairman, California Public Employment Relations Board, 1979-1980; Of Counsel, Farnsworth, Denison and Saperstein, 1978; Attorney, United Farm Workers of America, 1973-77.
LL.M., University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (1985);
J.D., University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (1971);
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (1966).
Teaching and Training (Partial Listing)
Adjunct Law Faculty: University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), 1985 to present (labor law, arbitration, and mediation); University of Michigan, 2004 to 2009 (labor law and arbitration). Faculty and participant in many ADR educational sessions, including co-development of nationwide FMCS arbitration training programs.