Credentials

Recent Employment History

  • Private Practice, 1983-Present (Limited to Arbitration and Mediation of disputes)
  • Qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.”
  • Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, Madison, Wisconsin;
  • Served as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Administrative Law Judge, 1973-1983,
  • Mediated approximately 700 disputes.

Education

  • Juris Doctor • University of Wisconsin-Madison • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Hebrew Letters in Talmud • Jewish Theological Seminary • New York City
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science • City College of New York • New York City

Mediation

Employing transformative and facilitative approaches:

  • Special Education Disputes between Parents and School Districts – WSEMS Panel
  • Redress Program US Postal Service – 1998-2005
  • Church Sexual Abuse Mediation System for Archdiocese of Milwaukee & victim survivors of clergy sexual abuse 2004-2008
  • Mediation Research & Education Project Mediation Madison Schools & MTI (Teachers)
  • Securities disputes – NASDAQ Panel
  • The Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution Panel – mediation of disputes under laws administered by the Department of Labor
  • Volunteer Mediator – Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Farm Mediation Program
  • Volunteer Mediator Dane County Foreclosure Project
  • Mediator in Bankruptcy Foreclosure (Eastern & Western Districts of Wisconsin)

Arbitration

  • Permanent Umpire – Milwaukee County and District Council 48, AFSCME 1983-2004; issued on average 15 awards per year.

Panels

  • USPS/NPMHU Regular Arbitration panel
  • Previously served on USDA Food Safety Inspection Service & National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals, AFGE (Northern Region)

Agency Panels

  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  • Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission
  • American Arbitration Association
  • National Mediation Board
  • Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, National Academy of Arbitrators
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section on Labor & Employment Law
  • Member, Industrial Relations Research Association
  • Admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania
  • Chair, 1996-97, Labor & Employment Law Section, State Bar of Wisconsin