Nancy E. Hoffman, Esq.

Nancy E. Hoffman, Esq.
P.O. Box 3719
Albany, NY 12203
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Professional Work History:

Management Experience: General Counsel, CSEA/AFSCME 1989-2011; First Assistant Counsel/Fair Hearings, NYS Dept. Social Services 1986-1989; Deputy Counsel/Division of Legal Affairs, NYS Dept. Social Services 1985-1986; NYS Assistant Attorney General 1984-1985; Associate Counsel, Associate, Plunkett & Jaffee 1978-1979; Assistant Corporation Counsel/New York City Department of Law 1973-1975. Union/Employee Experience: Director of Legal Services, CSEA/AFSCME 1989-2011; Associate Counsel, New York State United Teachers/Office of General Counsel/NYC 1975-1078; 1979-1984.

Dispute Resolution Experience

American Arbitration Association Labor Arbitrator Panel; American Arbitration Association Education Law 3020-a Panel; NYS PERB Public Sector Labor Arbitration Panel; NYS PERB Private Sector Labor Arbitration Panel; /CSEA Time and Attendance Permanent Umpire/Disciplinary Panel; New York City Office of Collective Bargaining Arbitrator Panel; Chautauqua County/CSEA Arbitrator Panels (contract; discipline); Rochester City School District/Rochester Teachers Association Arbitration Panel; Rochester City School District BENTE/AFSCME Local 2419 Arbitrati0n Panel, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Roster of Arbitrators

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

Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution/Cornell University Employment Mediator Training Program, 2000; Building Your Career as a Workplace Neutral, DR 220, 2011.

Other Dispute Resolution Training

NYSUT Instructor in Arbitration Advocacy Skills for Labor Relations staff in NYS as well as for AFT nationally, 1981-1984; also over twenty years of experience in design, presentation, and participation in numerous iterations of training and education programs in employment law and labor relations for audiences of lawyers and for non-lawyer labor relations professionals and personnel, under aegis of the ABA and NYSBA CLE programs as well as Cornell ILR and/or American Arbitration Association programs. Mediation Training/Mediation Matters 2013.

Professional Associations

American Bar Association [Section of Labor and Employment Law; Commission on Women; Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity]; New York State Bar Association [Labor and Employment Law Section]; New York State Women's Bar Association; Labor and Employment Relations Association [LERA]; Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.


Cornell University, ILR School B.S.; New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M. A. (History); St. John's University School of Law, J.D.; Harvard Law School Summer Program of Instruction for Lawyers.


Martin Scheinman, Arbitrator Susan Mackenzie, Arbitrator Ralph Berger, Arbitrator Bonnie Siber Weinstock, Arbitrator Jeffrey Selchick, Arbitrator.

Fee Policy

Per Diem: $1500 Cancellation: Per Diem to be charged for cancellations with less than 14 days notice.