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Scheinman ADR HUB Celebrates Black History Month With Four Inspirational Labor Attorneys

Four Inspirational Labor Attorneys

The Scheinman Institute ADR Hub, in association with the New York State Bar Association, recently presented a fascinating webinar entitled “We Make History: Amplifying The Black Experience In Labor And Employment.”
The program featured four leading attorneys whose professional accomplishments and personal histories are inspirational. Two of the speakers, Gwynne Wilcox and Alan Symonette are members of the Scheinman Advisory Board. 
 
Wilcox has devoted her career to representing unions and their members in negotiations, arbitration and before the National Labor Relations Board and other administrative agencies. She is the recipient of numerous honors including the Syracuse University Chancellor’s Citation for Distinguished Achievement “in honor of an exceptional career in law and dedication to advancing diversity.”
 
Alan Symonette, a noted labor and employment arbitrator, is also the President of the College and Labor Employment Lawyers. Among his many accomplishments, in 1999, he was part of a delegation to South Africa; sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, South African Commission on Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration, American Arbitration Association and ILO.
 
The other panelists included Darrell Gay, one of the original founding former board members of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, an organization that advocates the expanded hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and law firms. He is the immediate past chair and a founding board member of the National Employment Law Council, the leading association of minority management-side employment/labor lawyers.
 
Howard University Professor Homer La Rue is one of the founding faculty at the City University of New York School of Law.  His professional accomplishments include service as a mediator and arbitrator in a variety of disputes. He has also developed programs to assist persons of color in becoming mediators and arbitrators in labor and non-labor disputes.
 
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