Professional Work History:
Attorney/mediator specializing in labor and employment law since 1969, and serving as a mediator since 1997. Served as a mediator in over 600 cases including a broad range of employment law issues, commercial litigation, construction, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and general civil matters. On mediation panels of the United States Distict Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Cornell Institute for Conflict Resolution, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, NASD, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Resolution Service, Inc. Currently Adjunct Professor of Law, St. Louis University Law School, teaching course in Employment Law. Also taught courses in dispute resolution on line" through the Indiana University Division of Labor Studies and the Cornell Institute of Labor & Industrial Relations Extension Service, and courses in Ethics and Technology for Baker University School of Graduate Studies. Author: "Labor Guide to Labor Law," Fifth Edition, Cornell ILR Press (2014) (A widely used text for class-room and reference use by labor, management, and neutrals in the labor and employment relations field.)"
Dispute Resolution Experience
Mediated over 600 cases including a broad range of employment law issues, commercial litigation, construction, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and general civil matters. Designated as an Advanced Practitioner in Workplace Mediation by the Association for Conflict Resolution. Mediation service includes federal and state court matters, regulatory agency proceedings, pre-litigation private dispute resolution, and contract mediation for the EEOC. Please visit my website, www.mediate.com/feldacker, for articles I have wriiten on mediation practice and procedure that may be of interest.
Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)
Advanced Employment Law Mediator Training Program, sponsored by Cornell Univ. and the Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution, 2/17-19/2003, 21 hours.
Other Dispute Resolution Training
Formal mediation training includes: 1) NRC Mediation Orientation, sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 4/20/07, 4.5 hours; 2) Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training, sponsored by the Association of Attorney -Mediators, 12/19/03, 8 hours; 3) Advanced Mediation Training, sponsored by the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 4/11/01, presented by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, Univ. of Missouri School of Law, 8.4 hours; 4) Advanced Mediator Training, sponsored by U.S. Arbitration and Mediation, 11/14-15/97, 12 hours; 5) EEO Mediation and Mediation Advocacy Skills Building Conference, sponsored by The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the St. Louis District Office, EEOC, July 1997, 7 hours; 6) Bridge Course, Mediator Training Program, under auspices of the American Academy of Attorney/Mediators Inc., 4/7-8/95, 12 hours; 7) Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation Training, sponsored by the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Sept. 1994, 16 hours, taught by Univ. of Missouri School of Law; 8) Annual ABA, Association of Missouri Mediators, St. Louis and Missouri Bar Association ADR and Employment Law conferences include sessions on mediation practice and procedure.
Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers; Past President, Association of Missouri Mediators; Past Co-Chair, ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment Law; Past Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; Member: ADR & Employment Law Committees of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations; Association for Conflict Resolution; Association of Attorney Mediators.
LL.M. (Labor Law), Georgetown University Law Center, 1969; J.D., University of Chicago, Law School, 1965; A.B., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1962.
Letters of reference available upon request.
$300.00 per hour mediator compensation, including pre-hearing conferences and document review; or as stipulated by the mediation program. Cancellation fee (four hours) for cancellation within three calendar days, or as specified in the mediation program