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April 20, Online

Litigation vs. Mediation: The NRC’s Progressive Approach to Whistleblower Disputes

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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  • Sally KlingelDirector of Labor Management Relations, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

Panel Members:

  • David Lipsky, Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Dispute Resolution and Director, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution
  • Rocco Scanza, ILR Executive Director, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution
  • Shahram Ghasemian, ADR Program Manager, Office of Enforcement, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Susan Grody Ruben, Esq., Mediator and Arbitrator


The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission is recognized for its innovative approach to resolving “whistleblower” disputes through the use of mediation. The NRC’s decision to retain a leading academic institution (Cornell) to provide neutral administration for the program is only one of several characteristics that make up this unique program. Litigation vs. Mediation: The NRC’s Progressive Approach to Whistleblower Disputes will feature the NRC’s program manager, Cornell partners, and one of the nation’s foremost mediators in a wide-ranging discussion about the impact of mediation prior to litigation on resolving complex issues affecting the industry.

The program is recommended for advocates, industry professionals and mediators seeking to learn more about the challenges and opportunities associated with mediating whistleblower complaints. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

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Lori Biechele
Administrative Support
Cornell ILR School
Telephone: 607-254-8941