Roy N. Watanabe, Esq.

Labor and Employment Arbitrator and Mediator
725 River Road
P.O. Box 32-136
Edgewater, NJ 7020

Professional Work History:

1973-1976 Attorney (Honor's Program) City of New York, Office of the Mayor, Office of Labor Relations (represented Management) 1976-1989 Associate and Partner, Cohn Glickstein, Lurie, Ostrin & Lubell, New York City (represented Labor Organizations) 1989-2009 Partner, Spivak Lipton LLP (represented Labor Organizations)

Dispute Resolution Experience

New York City Office of Collective Bargaining Arbitrator Panel; American Arbitration Association Labor Arbitrator Panel; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Neutrals Roster; SEIU Local 32 BJ/Realty Advisory Board Employment Mediator Panel; State of New York Employment Relations Board (now, NYS Public Employment Relations Board) Pro Bono Arbitrator Panel; United Federation of Teachers/NYC Board of Education 3020a Disciplinary Panel; Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher/Alice Tully Halls) and Theatrical Stage Employees Local One, I.A.T.S.E Dispute Resolution Panel; Special Patrolman Benevolent Association, Local 1 and Parkchester DPS Contract Arbitrator Panel.

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

Employment Law Mediator Training, October 2009 Essentials of Labor Arbitration and Conflict Resolution, June 2009 Labor Arbitrator Training, 2009-2010 Employment Arbitrator Training, November 2009

Professional Associations

American Bar Association, Committee on Labor Law and Arbitration New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee on Labor and Employment Law)


Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1973 Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A., 1969


Susan Grody Ruben; Martin F. Scheinman; Richard Adelman; Earl R. Pfeffer; Carol Wittenberg; George Nicolau

Fee Policy

Fees available on request