Jay M Siegel

Labor & Employment Arbitrator and Mediator
Self Employed
12 Rock Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Professional Work History:

Full-time arbitrator and mediator since 2005 with extensive public and private sector experience. Admitted to National Academy of Arbitrators in 2011. Currently serves on the following labor arbitration rosters: AAA, FMCS, Cornell, NYS PERB, New York City OCB, Suffolk PERB, NJ State Board of Mediation. Shaw & Perelson, LLP, Poughkeepsie & Valhalla, NY (1991-2005); Partner from 1998 to 2005. Negotiated more than 200 collective bargaining agreements. Handled hundreds of arbitrations and other adversarial proceedings involving contract interpretation, employee discipline, New York State Taylor Law and National Labor Relations Act.

Dispute Resolution Experience

Extensive experience as arbitrator and mediator handling with issues including but not limited to arbitrability, discipline, discrimination, evaluation procedures, health insurance, insubordination, layoffs, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and time and attendance. Extensive experience serving as interest arbitrator for police and fire department employees. Regular panel arbitrator for numerous parties including serving as Master Arbitrator for discipline for State of New York & CSEA (NYC Region), State of New York and Public Employees Federation (Select Arbitrator for Contract Disputes), Nassau County & CSEA, Nassau County & Correction Officers, Dutchess County & Correction Officers GML 207-c Panel, Orange County & Deputy Sheriffs, New York State & Security Supervisors Unit (Master Arbitrator), New York State & Police Benevolent Association of New York State (Master Arbitrator),

Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)

Employment Law Arbitrator Training Program - July 2004.

Other Dispute Resolution Training

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, Becoming A Labor Arbitrator Training Program (40 hours), April 2004. AAA Labor Arbitrator Training Programs, 2006 and 2007.

Professional Associations

New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Member of Labor Arbitration and Collective Bargaining Committee; Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section. Labor and Employment Relations Association; National Academy of Arbitrators


Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, NY, J.D., 1991 Tufts University, Medford, MA, B.A. in History, cum laude, 1988 Boston University, London, England, Journalism and Communications Internship Program, Fall 1986


Jeffrey M. Selchick, Esq., Arbitrator and Mediator. Kevin Flanigan, Former Director of Conciliation, Public Employment Relations Board. Other references furnished upon request.

Fee Policy

Arbitrator charges $2,200.00 per day. Time for research and preparation is $300.00 per hour. Cancellation or postponement policy is 4 weeks notice prior to scheduled date/s or per diem is charged for each day scheduled. Photocopying and postage will be billed for actual costs. Arbitrator charges the actual cost of reasonable travel, food and lodging.