Professional Work History:
Diane Bradley & Associates,P.L.L.C. May 2002- Present Washington, D.C. Attorney: Responsibilities include representing individuals and employers on issues pertaining to employment disputes including litigating employment discrimination claims, wage and hour issues, negotiating severance packages, mediation, whistle blower actions and other employment matters. Alternative dispute resolution services also provided to employers in the development of risk management initiatives that incorporate the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), preventive law counseling, improving labor management relations, deliver conflict management training, mediate or arbitrate workplace disputes, develop EEO loss prevention systems, and assist clients with implementing ADR into litigation strategies and management programs. Leeds Morelli & Brown PC Carle Place, New York October 2000 - Present Washington, DC Senior Associate/Of Counsel: Responsibilities included analyzing cases and providing legal advice to employees on various employment discrimination issues involving Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and the EPA; litigated individual and class cases; represented clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings; reviewed corporate EEO policies and guidelines; assisted in the development and implementation of alternative dispute resolution agreements; negotiated settlement agreements; supervised junior associates; and litigate select class cases as senior litigation counsel with Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP New York Office and Parry Deering Futcher & Sparks LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio. Serve as Of Counsel on select class cases since April 2002. Nathaniel D. Johnson & Associates LLC Washington, D.C. May 2002- December 2002 Contract Attorney: Responsibilities included litigating individual and class employment discrimination cases through the state or federal administrative review process through trial; prepared, pleadings, motions, discovery and all other preparations for trial; negotiating settlement agreements and contracts, represented clients in mediation and other alternative dispute resolutions processes, and supervised junior associates on case development and litigation. University of Maryland, University College College Park, Maryland January1997 - Present Adjunct Professor: Part-time instructor for Employment Law for Business and Business Law. These courses entail a conceptual and functional analysis of the legal framework and principles of employment and business law, industrial contracts, and employee relations. United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Washington, D.C. January 1991 - September 2000 Staff Attorney: Represented the EEOC in complex individual and class cases regarding discriminatory employment practices under EEO laws in the federal district courts; conducted initial client interviews and background investigations, determined legal strategies, prepared pleadings, conducted discovery and prepared motions for trial; negotiated settlement agreements with public and private sector employers; reviewed employer EEO and diversity policies; reviewed and analyzed investigative files for legal sufficiency; provided legal guidance and advice to directors and investigators on complex or novel legal issues; created training materials on current EEO laws and EEOC guidelines; trained public and private human resource personnel, managers on current EEO laws, EEOC regulations and guidelines; supervised law interns; mediated public sector cases. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census Washington Washington, D.C. January1990 - January 1991 EEO Specialist/Attorney: Reviewed agency investigative reports; drafted decennial final agency decisions according to EEOC regulations and case law; provided training to supervisors and managers on agency's EEO policy and regulations; negotiated settlement agreements; reviewed field office settlement agreements for legal sufficiency. The Maxima Corporation Rockville, Maryland May 1988 - May 1989 Law Clerk: Researched and drafted pleadings, motions, written discovery, and memoranda in the areas of contracts, bankruptcy, government contracts, tax, real estate and other commercial matters for public and private contract firm specializing in telecommunications and information systems integration. University of Texas at Austin Children's Research and Development Laboratory Research Austin, Texas September 1985 - May 1986 Assistant Director Fellow: Assisted Director in the development and design of memory and learning experiments for infants, conducted experiments, created computer programs for data analysis, analyzed data, presented oral and written data results at bi-weekly staff meetings. ADDITIONAL RELEVANT INFORMATION Contributing Editor: Assisted in updating and editing of textbook, Employment Law for Business, 3rd and 4th editions, by Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander and Laura P. Hartman, McGraw Hill publisher - 4th edition scheduled for release in Fall 2003. Member of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Pennsylvania bars
Dispute Resolution Experience
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission RESOLVE Program Mediator: Provide mediation services for EEOC employees to help resolve internal disputes regarding Title VII, ADEA, ADA and other workplace issues. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Washington Field Office Volunteer Mediator - Provided mediation services for public sector complainants on issues regarding Title VII, ADEA, ADA, and other work place disputes.
Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)
Advanced Employment Law Mediation Training Program - Cornell University - Alliance for Dispute Resolution - January 2004 Training focused on techniques for handling multi-party cases and class actions for employment discrimination disputes. Cornell University: Employment Law Mediator Training Program June 2003
Other Dispute Resolution Training
Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives and Dealing with Difficult People an Difficult Situations -Harvard School of Law - April 2009 Completed 40 hour training program sponsored by the Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution. This program provided training to employment lawyers on techniques for mediating complex employment disputes, breaking impasse, multi-party cases, achieving closure and ethics in the public and private sector on issues pertaining to Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, ERISA, Wage and Hour Laws and Whistle Blower Statutes. D.C. Mediation Services Training included 40 hour classroom mediation training on techniques facilitating resolutions for disputes involving small businesses, domestic relations, contract, and landlord/tenant issues.
American Bar Association Employment Law Section, Member D.C. Bar Association, Employment Law and ADR Section Member National Bar Association, Greater Washington Area Chapter for Women Lawyers Association for Conflict Resolution, Member National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
Howard University, School of Law Juris Doctorate 1989 California State University, Long Beach Bachelor of Arts - Research Psychology 1985
References will be provided upon request.
$250/hr $500 cancellation fee for mediation sessions cancelled within 24 hours before scheduled mediation.