Effectiveness in Arbitration (LR104)

Contractual or disciplinary disputes that cannot be resolved by the parties are ultimately tried and resolved in arbitration. In this workshop, experienced arbitrators and advocates teach you how to develop a strategy for preparing or presenting evidence in a labor arbitration case.

Key Topics

  • How to select an arbitrator and assess the strength of your case
  • Evidence and testimony necessary to win an arbitration
  • How to frame an issue for arbitration and develop the theory of your case
  • Key points in preparing and presenting an opening statement
  • Identifying and preparing witnesses
  • Understanding important evidentiary concepts
  • Oral closing arguments and written briefs

Special Features

This two-day workshop includes a mock arbitration exercise before an experienced arbitrator.

Who Will Benefit

Labor relations, human resource, and operations professionals (as well as attorneys) who present arbitration cases or prepare cases for arbitration.


You must have already taken our Effective Discipline and Contract Language course or have equivalent knowledge.


Donald W. Savelson, Esq.

Donald W. Savelson, Esq., Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, handles a wide variety of labor and employment matters for the firm, including WARN, NLRA wage/hour, unemployment, ADA, FMLA, workers compensation, and occupational safety and health matters. He regularly litigates before government agencies and in the courts and has been actively involved in litigating numerous complex OSHA cases. He has written and lectured widely for almost twenty years and co-authored the first law book on OSHA in 1976, entitled Occupational Safety and Health Law and Practice. Formerly, he was an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.

Marlene A. Gold, Esq.

Marlene A. Gold, Esq., Arbitrator and Mediator of labor disputes, is currently director and chairperson of New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, serving as its chief mediator and overseeing its dispute resolution services. Formerly, Ms. Gold was deputy commissioner, New York City Mayor's Office of Labor Relations.

Martin F. Scheinman, Esq.

Martin F. Scheinman, Esq., Arbitrator, Martin F. Scheinman, Esq., has decided more than 10,000 cases in his 20 years as an arbitrator in the private sector in health care, broadcasting, retail, transportation, manufacturing, and wholesale industries. He also has extensive experience in the municipal and education sectors. He is author of Evidence and Proof in Arbitration.

Randi E. Lowitt, Esq.

Randi Lowitt has been a full-time labor arbitrator since 1992.  She is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and has served as the Chair of the New York Region.  Additionally, Ms. Lowitt is also active as a labor mediator and a fact finder, in areas involving sexual harassment, discrimination, and myriad other workplace issues.

Ms. Lowitt is on the labor panel of the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the National Mediation Board, the New Jersey Board of Mediation and the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining.  She also serves as the permanent arbitrator to a number of permanent labor management panels in a variety of industries, including education, engineering, food industries, security and safety, telecommunications, health care, manufacturing, transportation,  and service industries.   Ms. Lowitt is named and serves on permanent panels in both the public and private sectors. 

Ms. Lowitt received an AB from Hamilton College and a JD from Fordham Law School.  She is admitted to the New York State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.  She is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the New York Bar Association and a member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.  Ms. Lowitt’s practice is primarily located in New York/New Jersey, although she travels throughout the Eastern United States and Mid-West for cases, as well.

16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
United States

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