Diane M Pfadenhauer, Esq.
Professional Work History:
Diane specializes in workplace investigations, compliance training, workplace conflict resolution, mediation, and arbitration. Having worked extensively with several multi-national businesses in the United States and having travelled extensively professionally throughout Asia and Europe, she is sensitive to the unique cultural needs of such firms. Diane is the founder and president of Employment Practices Advisors, Inc. a boutique firm specializing in litigation consulting (including workplace investigations and expert witness testimony on human resources practices), consulting in contemplation of major strategic transitions such as turnarounds, mergers/acquisitions, growth and divestitures, and general human resources consulting. She is also a full-time professor in the M.B.A. program at St. Joseph?s College in Long Island and Brooklyn, New York. Diane is a frequent speaker and writer with extensive experience both in the United States and internationally. Her articles have appeared in various HR and industry publications and periodicals published by Dow Jones, Inc., Thomson-West, and the New York State Bar Association. She has conducted numerous Continuing Legal Education programs for various bar associations throughout the country on employment practices and is considered an expert on workplace investigations. Diane was awarded the New York State Liberty Award, one of New York?s highest civilian honors, for her Pro Bono work in Louisiana following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Named one of the ?Most Influential Women in Business? by Long Island Business News, she is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Labor and Employment Law at St. John?s University School of Law. Diane is a member of a variety of mediation panels throughout the United States. Prior to founding Employment Practices Advisors, Diane served in roles as in-house labor counsel and senior HR officer for a variety of global and domestic organizations. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute. She received her law degree, cum laude, from St. John?s University School of Law, where she was awarded the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. She graduated from the New York Institute of Technology?s Center for Labor and Industrial Relations, receiving her M.S. with distinction. Diane earned her B.A. at S.U.N.Y. Potsdam, majoring in Industrial Labor Relations.
Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)
J.D., cum laude, St. John's University, School of Law M.S., Labor Relations, with distinction, New York Institute of Technology B.A., Labor Relations, SUNY Potsdam
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