Julie A. Torrey, Esq.

Arbitrator & Mediator
P.O. Box 1935
Huntington, NY 11743
Email: Website address:

Professional Work History:

Present Occupation: Full-time Labor and Employment Arbitrator & Mediator handling labor and employment cases involving diverse disciplinary, contract and statutory issues including incompetency, misconduct, absenteeism, substance abuse, computer use violations, bargaining unit work, discrimination, fringe benefits, job posting, management rights, past practices, pension and welfare plans, safety/health conditions, seniority, sexual harassment, strikes, subcontracting, tenure/reappointment, wages, work hours/schedules/assignments, working conditions
Previous Work Experience: Over 20 years legal experience in traditional labor and employment law; served as Counsel at Ingerman Smith, LLP; from 2002 through 2015, represented school district clients in federal and state court litigation, arbitration, Civil Service Law Section 75 proceedings, Education Law Section 3020-a proceedings, Article 78 challenges, administrative proceedings, including PERB and the Commissioner of Education; conducted workplace investigations including misconduct and harassment, represented county ethics board and conducted county-wide ethics training; conducted collective bargaining negotiations and provided day to day general counsel; practicing attorney at Rains & Pogrebin P.C. (1995-1999) and Sidley & Austin (1995-1999)

Dispute Resolution Experience

Permanent Panels:
AAA Roster of Labor Arbitrators
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Roster of Arbitrators
United States District Court, EDNY Arbitration Panel
Realty Advisory Board/Local 32BJ, SEIU, Arbitration Panel
NYC Department of Education/United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFT-CIO ยง 3020-a
New York State Section 3020-a Panel of Arbitrators
NYC Office of Collective Bargaining, Register of Neutrals
New York County, Part 137 Arbitration Panel
Suffolk County Roster of Neutrals, Commercial Division
Cornell ILR National Roster of Neutrals
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Mediate Art Panel

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

Cornell University ILR, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution,
Labor Arbitrator Development Program (2011-2015): Essentials of Labor Arbitration, Arbitration Award Writing, Employment Law Arbitration Training, Employment Law Mediator Training, Ethics in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Special Topics in Arbitral Evidence, Advanced Issues in Arbitration, What Labor Arbitrators Need to Know About Unions;
FMCS Institute for Conflict Management, Labor Arbitrator Training, Glendale, CA (2016, 40 hours);
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Mediation Training;
AAA, Tough Contract Cases to Call;
NYCLA Part 137 Training;
AAA Mediation Essentials

Professional Associations

ABA, Dispute Resolution and Labor & Employment Law sections
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
LERA, Long Island, Board Member
Society of Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals


GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, Washington D.C., J.D., May 1995, Cum Laude, Dean's List; GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, B.A., May 1992, Cum Laude, Dean's List


Available upon request.

Fee Policy

Labor Arbitration: $1800/day. Employment Mediation $400/hour. Cancellation policy: per diem charge for cancelled hearing dates less than 14 days prior to scheduled hearing.