Susan Grody Ruben, Esq.
Professional Work History:
SELECTED RECENT PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES Council Member, ABA Labor & Employment Law Section. ABA LEL Liaison to ABA Dispute Resolution Section. Member, Board of Governors, National Academy of Arbitrators. Program Chair, National Academy of Arbitrators Fall Education Conference. Neutral Co-Chair, American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2009-2012. Former Chair, Cleveland Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Committee. Former Chair, Cincinnati Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Committee. Former Chair, The Bar Association of San Francisco Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Former President, Public Sector Labor Relations Association. Volunteer Employment Coach, Towards Employment. Volunteer Reading Tutor, Cleveland Municipal School District.
Dispute Resolution Experience
MEDIATION EXPERIENCE Extensive national private practice since 1999. Listed with and handled multiple cases for Cornell University ILR School Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution National Roster of Workplace Neutrals - Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Labor Panel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Panel; Ohio Department of Education Special Education Panel, American Arbitration Association Employment Mediation Panel. Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE Member, National Academy of Arbitrators. Listed with and handled multiple cases for American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, Ohio State Employment Relations Board. Permanent panelist, Service Employees International Union District 1199/State of Ohio, Ohio Civil Service Employees Association/State of Ohio, Ohio State Troopers Association/State of Ohio, Fraternal Order of Police/State of Ohio, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers/Northeast Ohio Contractors Association, CWAlAT&T, SEIU 1199/Forum Health.
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW EXPERIENCE Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers; Listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Cleveland's Best Lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution; named an Ohio Super Lawyer in Mediation/Arbitration; Labor & Employment Law Certified Specialist, Charter Class, Ohio State Bar Association. Schachter, Kristoff, Ross, Sprague & Curiale, San Francisco, 1982-1991; McKenna & Cuneo, San Francisco, 1991-1993; Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Cincinnati, 1995-1998. Handled over 300 litigation and administrative matters involving all aspects of Title VII, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, state EEO claims, state wrongful discharge claims, contract and tort claims, and unfair competition claims. Worked with a wide range of clients, including universities and schools, hi-tech, publishing, printing, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, broadcasting, financial, health care, pharmaceutical, professional firms, municipalities, professional and trade organizations.
Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)
Instructor, Employment Law Mediator Training
LEGAL EDUCATION J.D.1982, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco. Associate Executive Editor, Hastings Law Journal. 1066 Foundation Fellow. Author, "NLRB v. Yeshiva University- The Professional-Managerial Overlap," Hastings Law Journal, 31 HLJ 659 (1981). Judicial extern, Hon. Spencer J. Williams, U.S. District Courtfor the Northern District of California.
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION B.F.A. Music 1977, SUNY Purchase College of Music.
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