Professional Work History:
2005 - present: Arbitrator and Mediator of labor and employment law disputes; Prior positions include: 2006:2008: Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School (presently teaching course on mediation). 1996-2005: Attorney, Krukowski & Costello, S.C. (Washington, D.C. Office); 1989-1996: Partner, Dow, Lohnes & Albertson (Washington, D.C.); 1983-1989: Associate, Dow, Lohnes & Albertson (Washington, D.C.); and 1981-1983: Senior Attorney, Trans World Airlines, Inc. (New York, NY) As an advocate, served as lead counsel in several hundred cases in a variety of forums, including, federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and in arbitrations and mediations. Also represented clients in collective bargaining and advised clients on the full gamut of labor, employment and personnel subjects, including those arising under: the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act, state labor and employment statues, employment contracts, and wrongful discharge.
Dispute Resolution Experience
Served as an arbitrator and mediator in a variety of employment and labor disputes involving, among other things, issues of discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge and contract interpretation retaliation and whistleblowing. Court-appointed mediator for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and for the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. Contract mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As an advocate, represented clients in numerous arbitrations and mediations.
Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)
Employment Mediation Training, May 2008; Employment Arbitration Training, February 2008;
Other Dispute Resolution Training
American Arbitration Association, Labor Arbitrator I; American Arbitration Association, Labor Arbitrator II; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Becoming a Labor Arbitrator; National Association of Securities Dealers, Arbitration Training (for securities and employment arbitration panels); U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Mediation Training Superior Court the District of Columbia, Civil Mediation Training Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Mediation Training Co-presented (with Vice President of AAA) program on employment arbitration
Panel/roster memberships include: American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, New York State Employment Relations Board, National Mediation Board, Foreign Service Grievance Board, New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, Florida Public Employee Relations Commission, National Arbitration and Mediation, Creative Dispute Resolution, Resolute Systems Dispute Resolution. Other professional memberships include: American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections); the Bars of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia; the Labor and Employment Relations Association; Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals (served as President of the District of Columbia Chapter; Member of the Board of Governors of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
L.L. M. in Labor Law, George Washington University Law School (1979); J.D. (with honors), George Washington University Law School (1977); B.S. (Magna Cum Laude), City University of New York (1974)
References Available Upon Request
-$300 per hour for service as a mediator or arbitrator, including, pre-and post-hearing conferences, document review, study, research and drafting any arbitration opinions and awards. -No charge for travel time. -Five-hour minimum for any d