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Jean T. McKelvey

Neutral in Residence Ralph Berger Pays Homage to Jean McKelvey

Noted Arbitrator and Mediator Ralph  S. Berger is the Scheinman Institute's Neutral in Residence. 

Ralph has been an arbitrator and mediator since 1982, now dividing his time between employment, class action, commercial and labor-management disputes. After graduating from Cornell ILR and Hofstra Law School, he became an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. From there, he went to the NYC Office of Collective Bargaining as a trial examiner and then began his own practice as a full-time neutral in alternative dispute resolution. He has been a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators since 1989, and maintains offices in Miami Beach, FL.

Over the years, Ralph has arbitrated and mediated thousands of cases nationwide as well as in Canada through either direct appointments or administrative agencies such as the American Arbitration Association and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. 

Here Ralph speaks about the impressive career and legacy of the namesake for the Scheinman Institute's Neutral in Residence position: Professor Jean T. McKelvey.