Patricia A. Cullen, Esq.
Professional Work History:
Licensed to Practice Law in NY, NJ and PA; 2010 to Present: Arbitrator and Mediator Full-time neutral providing arbitration and mediation services in labor and employment matters. Prior Experience: 2000-2010: Attorney in private practice concentrating on labor and employment matters, including discipline and discharge grievances and claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, unfair labor practices, and alleged violations of ERISA, wage and hour laws, and whistleblower laws. Negotiated and drafted collective bargaining agreements, policies, and employment agreements. 1995-2000: Attorney in private practice litigating a variety of commercial, employment, and tax matters. Prior to attending law school, worked in financial management field in both privately held and public companies, with experience in SEC reporting, GAAP compliance, management financial reporting and budgeting, financial analysis, and employee benefits.
Dispute Resolution Experience
Currently serving on the following panels: American Arbitration Association Roster of Labor Arbitrators; American Arbitration Association Roster of Arbitrators for Employment Cases; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Roster of Arbitrators; New Jersey Courts' Roster of Mediators for Civil Cases; NYC Department of Education and United Federation of Teachers 3020a Panel of Arbitrators
Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)
Essentials of Labor Arbitration, June 2009 Ethics in Alternative Dispute Resolution, December 2009 Arbitration Award Writing, March 2010 Evidence in Arbitration, April 2010 Employment Law Arbitrator Training, November 2009 Employment Law Mediator Training, January 2011 Advanced Issues in Arbitration, July 2011 Commercial Arbitration, February 2012
Other Dispute Resolution Training
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Civil Arbitration Training Course, Civil Mediation Training Course,
American Arbitration Association Labor Arbitrator I American Arbitration Association Labor Arbitrator II
FMCS Becoming a Labor Arbitrator
American Bar Association, Labor & Employment and Dispute Resolution Sections New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment and Dispute Resolution Sections New Jersey State Bar Association Labor & Employment and Dispute Resolution Sections
Cornell University ILR School, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution Labor Arbitrator Development Program, Certificate Awarded October 2011 Rutgers School of Law-Newark, JD with Highest Honors, 1994 DePaul University, MBA, Accounting, 1982 Fordham University, BA, Economics, 1977
Provided upon request
Employment Arbitration and Mediation: $400 per hour plus expenses. Minimum charge of 4 hours for arbitration hearing day. Cancellation fee of $1600 charged for any scheduled hearing day cancelled less than 21 calendar days in advance. Labor Arbitration: $1,600 per diem fee, plus expenses. Cancellation fee of $1,600 charged for any scheduled hearing day cancelled less than 21 calendar days in advance.