Professional Work History:
Arbitrator-Mediator/Workplace Investigator, 2015-Present, 2012-2014.
Director of Labor Relations, First Energy Corp, 2014-2015.
Vice President of Labor Relations, Republic Services, Inc. (formerly Allied Waste, Inc., BFI), 2007-2011.
Director of Labor Relations, Penske Truck Leasing, 2003 - 2007.
Counsel, Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman (now Fox Rothschild), 1997 - 2003.
Field Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, Region 5 (Baltimore), 1993-1997.
Litigator, National Labor Relations Board, Special Litigation Branch, Enforcement Litigation, 1989-1993.
Attorney-Advisor, District of Columbia Public Employee Relations Board, 1987 - 1989.
Associate, Schmeltzer, Aptaker & Sheppard (now Saul Ewing), 1986 - 1987.
Dispute Resolution Experience
Arbitration Panels: AAA (Labor and MEPPA); Office of Contract Administrator (Local 32BJ-Realty Advisory Board); UFT-NYC Department of Education 3020a Panel; NJ Mediation Board; NJ PERC; FINRA; Phoenix Az PERB (Hearing Officer); State of Arizona Teachers Hearing Officer List
Mediation Panels: EEOC Outside Mediator (NYC and Phoenix Az Regions); Rule 1:40 New Jersey Courts; Nuclear Regulatory Commission Whistleblower Panel; Attorney General of Arizona-State of Arizona Courts .
Fact-finding/Workplace Investigations: Numerous matters handled in federal and private sectors.
Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)
Cornell ILR School, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, Arbitration Development Program, Certificate received 2013
Cornell ILR School, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, Employment Mediation Training, 2014
Other Dispute Resolution Training
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Becoming A Labor Arbitrator, 2012
American Arbitration Association, Labor Arbitrator Training I and II, 2013
American Arbitration Association, CORE Training, 2016
FINRA Arbitrator Training 2013
Advanced Mediation Training, NJ Courts, 2015
Arizona Attorney General, Conflict Resolution Program, Basic Mediation Training, 2013
Cornell University Industrial & Labor Relations Alumni Association (immediate past President)
Cornell ILR Dean's Advisory Council (past member)
LERA, New Jersey Chapter, Arizona LERA (past President)
New Jersey Bar, Labor and Employment Section, ADR Subcommittee Co-coordinator
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment and ADR Sections
National Bar Association, ADR and Labor and Employment Sections (past Board member)
Garden State Bar Association (NJ NBA affiliate) (past president, current Board member)
Maricopa County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (past Board member)
100 Black Men of New Jersey and Phoenix Chapters (past counsel, Board member)
Cornell University, School of Industrial & Labor Relations, B.S. 1979
Washington College of Law, The American University, JD 1986
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. Labor and Employment Law 1991
David Lipsky, Cornell ILR School, (607) 255-5378, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Fincher, Arbitrator, (602) 953-5322, email@example.com
John Sands, Arbitrator, (973) 226-6620, firstname.lastname@example.org
Labor Arbitration: $1,400 per diem
Employment Arbitration and Mediation: $400 per hour