Keith D. Greenberg

Impartial Arbitrator and Mediator
Keith D. Greenberg, Esq., Impartial Arbitrator and Mediator
6117 Calwood Way
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone:
(301) 500-2149
Fax:
(240) 254-3535
Email:

Professional Work History:

Mr. Greenberg spent several years in practice as an attorney in New York City in the labor and employment practice group of Duane Morris LLP prior to establishing his practice as a full-time neutral in the Washington, D.C. area in 2012.

Dispute Resolution Experience

Mr. Greenberg is an arbitrator and mediator of private, public, and federal sector labor and employment disputes. He has served as a neutral in grievance (rights) and interest disputes, and is a member of a number of labor arbitration panels and rosters, including those maintained by the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the National Mediation Board, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation, the New Jersey State Board of Mediation, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, and the Public Employees Relations Board of the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the rosters of labor arbitrators and hearing examiners maintained by the District of Columbia Public Employee Relations Board. He also serves on permanent labor arbitration panels, including in the federal and public sectors. Mr. Greenberg has also served as an impartial hearing examiner under the internal EEO program of a federal agency.

Mr. Greenberg is an experienced mediator, serving as a member of the American Arbitration Association’s panel of labor mediators as well as the rosters of employment mediators for the United States Office of Compliance; the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s RESOLVE internal ADR program; the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Early ADR Mediation Panel; the Cornell University Roster of Dispute Resolution Neutrals, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, Cornell University ILR School; and the rosters of court-approved mediators for labor and employment cases in the Circuit Courts for Baltimore, Montgomery, and Howard Counties, Maryland. He is a member of the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence.

Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)

The Employment Law Mediator Training (March 2007)

Other Dispute Resolution Training

Available upon request.

Professional Associations

Mr. Greenberg serves as Co-Chair of the District of Columbia Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Community, and was elected to the Community’s steering committee in 2015 and again in 2016. In addition, he serves as Neutral Co-Chair of the Webinar Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and was a member of the Section’s 2014 Leadership Development Program. He is a Co-Chair of the Employment Committee of the ABA’s Section of Dispute Resolution. In 2016, he was elected Vice President for the D.C. Chapter of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP). Mr. Greenberg is an active member of the National Association of Railroad Referees, the Cornell ILR Alumni Association, and the Philadelphia and Maryland Chapters of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA); he also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Maryland Chapter of LERA. Mr. Greenberg is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association and is fluent in Spanish.

Mr. Greenberg has spoken and presented on numerous topics, including attorney fees in federal sector labor arbitration, the intersection of arbitrator disclosure and social media, current developments in labor and employment arbitration, advanced topics related to the Family and Medical Leave Act, workplace gaming, issues in private sector labor relations, and advocate preparation for labor arbitration hearings. He is a contributor to a number of publications produced by Bloomberg BNA and the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law, and writes frequently on labor and employment topics as well as issues related to alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Greenberg co-taught a seminar on labor and employment arbitration and mediation in the fall of 2013 at the George Washington University Law School, and has served as a guest lecturer in courses on labor relations.

Education

Mr. Greenberg is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and of the University of Michigan Law School.

References

Available upon request.

Fee Policy

Mediation

Fees – Employment mediations are billed at a rate of $225.00 per hour. A minimum charge of four (4) hours is payable for any day on which a mediation session is held. For labor mediations, a flat rate of $1200 per day is charged.

Postponements and Cancellations – Generally, an eight-hour charge for a single or non-consecutive scheduled mediation date is payable if I first receive notice of the cancellation or postponement less than 15 days prior to a scheduled mediation date of a single day or less than 30 days prior to the first of consecutively scheduled mediation dates (two or more consecutive dates reserved).

Travel Time and Expenses – Per diem charges may be made on a pro rata basis for time spent traveling to and from the hearing. Charges are also made for actual and necessary expenses of travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals that may relate to the hearing. Personal automobile mileage expenses are charged at the then-current IRS rate. Additional charges may apply for cancellation or change fees associated with airfare purchased as nonrefundable travel. (Such purchases may be made when significantly less expensive than refundable travel unless the Parties request otherwise.)

Joint and Several Liability for Fees and Expenses – Services are provided for the benefit of both parties. Liability for fees and expenses, therefore, is joint and several.

Arbitration

Per Diem Rate – My per diem rate is $1,200.00 for grievance arbitrations arising under collective bargaining agreements. My per diem rate is $1,800.00 for interest cases, employment cases, FLSA class or collective action grievances, and other complex multiparty or class proceedings. The full per diem rate applies to all or any part of a hearing day. If a hearing day exceeds eight hours, then additional pro rata charges for the excess time may be made.

Study Time – My per diem charges (rounded to the nearest half-day) are applied pro rata on the basis of an eight hour billed day to actual time spent in prehearing matters, in review of the record and briefs, in preparation of the Opinion and Award, and in any posthearing matters.

Travel Time and Expenses – Per diem charges may be made on a pro rata basis to time spent traveling to and from the hearing. Charges are also made for actual and necessary expenses of travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals that may relate to the hearing. Personal automobile mileage expenses are charged at the then-current IRS rate. Additional charges may apply for cancellation or change fees associated with airfare purchased as nonrefundable travel. (Such purchases may be made when significantly less expensive than refundable travel unless the Parties request otherwise.)

Postponements and Cancellations – The full per diem charge for scheduled dates of hearing are payable if I first receive notice of the cancellation or postponement less than 15 days prior to a scheduled hearing date of a single day or less than 30 days prior to the first of consecutively scheduled hearing dates (two or more consecutive dates reserved).

Joint and Several Liability for Fees and Expenses – Services are provided for the benefit of both parties. Liability for fees and expenses, therefore, is joint and several.