Professional Work History:
CURRENT POSITION: Law Office of Samantha Rosenberg, New York, NY Mediator, Arbitrator, Employee Relations/Employment Law Consultant ? Offer services as a neutral mediator for the resolution of employment/workplace disputes ? Offer services as an arbitrator for the resolution of employment disputes ? Offer consulting services regarding all types of employee relations issues, including termination, discipline, compensation, leaves of absence, accommodation of disabilities and reductions in force, as well as the investigation of employee complaints/misconduct IN-HOUSE EXPERIENCE: EdisonLearning, Inc. (formerly Edison Schools Inc.), New York, NY Associate General Counsel ? Employment Counsel ? Provided daily advice and counsel regarding all types of personnel-related issues, including termination, discipline, performance management, compensation, leaves, accommodation of disabilities, restrictive covenants, reductions in force, employee complaints and general compliance with federal and state EEO and wage and hour laws ? Prepared position statements in response to charges of discrimination made to the EEOC and state agencies ? Oversaw all employment law-related litigation and consulted with outside counsel on strategy regarding the same ? Mediated and negotiated resolutions to workplace disputes LAW FIRM EXPERIENCE Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Special Counsel, New York, NY Helms & Greene, LLC, Managing Member, New York, NY Epstein, Becker & Greene, P.C., Senior Associate, New York, NY Littler Mendelson, P.C., Associate, Baltimore, MD ? Litigated numerous employment-related matters brought in judicial and arbitral forums, including claims of discrimination (gender, race, age, national origin and disability), retaliation, breach of contract and breach of restrictive covenants as well as limited matters arising under the NLRA ? Prepared position statements in response to charges of discrimination made to EEOC and state agencies ? Advised managers, HR professionals and in-house counsel regarding employment-related issues, including termination, discipline, compensation, leaves of absence and general compliance with federal and state EEO laws ? Investigated discrimination/harassment/retaliation complaints ? Mediated and negotiated resolutions to employment-related disputes
Dispute Resolution Experience
Over 17 years of experience as an advocate before arbitrators, mediators, and federal and state agencies and courts in employment and contract disputes. Three plus years as a facilitator of workplace disputes.
Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)
Employment Law Mediator Training Program (November 2011) Employment Law Arbitrator Training Program (December 2011)
BAR ADMISSIONS: New York, Maryland, D.C. and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW JD, with Honors, 1994 Order of the Coif Maryland Law Review ? Staff Member (1992-1993); Assistant Editor (1993-1994) KENYON COLLEGE BA, 1991 Phi Beta Kappa Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
Mediation: $300 per hour. 4 hour daily minimum. Prep time charged at hourly rate. Arbitration: $1,800 per day for each day of hearing or any portion thereof. $300 per hour for prep time. Fact-finding/Investigation: $300 per hour. Prep time charged at hourly rate. Travel expenses and time will be billed, if applicable, as agreed upon prior to any services being rendered. Mediation and arbitration cancellation/postponement fee: $1,200 for mediation; $1,800 for arbitration, unless notice is received more than 21 days in advance of each scheduled day.