Keith D. Greenberg

Impartial Arbitrator and Mediator
Keith D. Greenberg, Esq., Impartial Arbitrator and Mediator
6117 Calwood Way
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone:
301-500-2149
Fax:
240-254-3535
Email: Website address:

Professional Work History:

Mr. Greenberg is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. He spent several years in practice as an attorney in New York City in the labor and employment practice group of Duane Morris LLP prior to establishing his practice as a full-time neutral in the Washington, D.C. area in 2012.

Dispute Resolution Experience

Keith D. Greenberg is an arbitrator and mediator of private, public, and federal sector labor and employment disputes. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. He serves on a number of labor arbitration panels and rosters, including those maintained by the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the National Mediation Board. Mr. Greenberg also serves on permanent labor arbitration panels, including in the federal and public sectors, and has adjudicated disputes involving EEO and unfair labor practice complaints. Mr. Greenberg is listed on employment arbitration panels maintained and administered by the CPR Institute.

Mr. Greenberg is an experienced mediator, serving as a member of the AAA’s panel of labor mediators as well as the rosters of employment mediators for the United States Office of Congressional Workplace Rights; the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s RESOLVE internal ADR program; the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Early ADR Mediation Panel; the Cornell University Roster of Dispute Resolution Neutrals; the CPR Institute; and as a mediator for labor and employment cases in various Maryland Circuit Courts.

Mr. Greenberg has experience with videoconference arbitration and mediation proceedings and has served as a trainer for video arbitration and mediation programs sponsored by the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA), the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), and the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. He serves as the Technology Coordinator for the National Academy of Arbitrators and as a member of the NAA’s Videoconferencing Task Force.

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

The Employment Law Mediator Training (March 2007)

Other Dispute Resolution Training

Available upon request.

Professional Associations

Mr. Greenberg serves as Neutral Co-Chair of the Webinar Committee of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and was a member of the Section’s 2014 Leadership Development Program. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a Co-Chair of the Employment Committee of the ABA’s Section of Dispute Resolution. He serves as a Director of the NAA Research and Education Foundation. Mr. Greenberg is a member of the Philadelphia and Maryland Chapters of LERA, and currently serves as First Vice President of Maryland LERA. He served as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Community from 2016 to 2018 and was elected to the Community’s steering committee in 2015 and again in 2016. In 2017, he served as President of the D.C. Chapter of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP) following two years of service on the Chapter’s Board. Mr. Greenberg is an active member of the National Association of Railroad Referees, and the Cornell ILR Alumni Association. He is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association and is fluent in Spanish.

Education

Mr. Greenberg is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and of the University of Michigan Law School.

References

Available upon request.

Fee Policy

Mediation

Fees – Employment mediations are billed at a rate of $250.00 per hour. A minimum charge of four (4) hours is payable for any day on which a mediation session is held. For labor mediations, a flat rate of $1,500 per day is charged.

Postponements and Cancellations – Generally, an eight-hour charge for a single or non-consecutive scheduled mediation date is payable if I first receive notice of the cancellation or postponement less than 15 days prior to a scheduled mediation date of a single day or less than 30 days prior to the first of consecutively scheduled mediation dates (two or more consecutive dates reserved).

Travel Time and Expenses – Per diem charges may be made on a pro rata basis for time spent traveling to and from the hearing. Charges are also made for actual and necessary expenses of travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals that may relate to the hearing. Personal automobile mileage expenses are charged at the then-current IRS rate. Additional charges may apply for cancellation or change fees associated with airfare purchased as nonrefundable travel. (Such purchases may be made when significantly less expensive than refundable travel unless the Parties request otherwise.)

Joint and Several Liability for Fees and Expenses – Services are provided for the benefit of both parties. Liability for fees and expenses, therefore, is joint and several.

Arbitration

Per Diem Rate – My per diem rate is $1,500.00 for grievance arbitrations arising under collective bargaining agreements. My per diem rate is $2,000.00 for interest cases, employment cases, FLSA class or collective action grievances, and other complex multiparty or class proceedings. The full per diem rate applies to all or any part of a hearing day. If a hearing day exceeds eight hours, then additional pro rata charges for the excess time may be made.

Study Time – My per diem charges (rounded to the nearest half-day) are applied pro rata on the basis of an eight hour billed day to actual time spent in prehearing matters, in review of the record and briefs, in preparation of the Opinion and Award, and in any posthearing matters.

Travel Time and Expenses – Per diem charges may be made on a pro rata basis to time spent traveling to and from the hearing. Charges are also made for actual and necessary expenses of travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals that may relate to the hearing. Personal automobile mileage expenses are charged at the then-current IRS rate. Additional charges may apply for cancellation or change fees associated with airfare purchased as nonrefundable travel. (Such purchases may be made when significantly less expensive than refundable travel unless the Parties request otherwise.)

Postponements and Cancellations – The full per diem charge for scheduled dates of hearing are payable if I first receive notice of the cancellation or postponement less than 15 days prior to a scheduled hearing date of a single day or less than 30 days prior to the first of consecutively scheduled hearing dates (two or more consecutive dates reserved).

Joint and Several Liability for Fees and Expenses – Services are provided for the benefit of both parties. Liability for fees and expenses, therefore, is joint and several.