Steven Allan Shapiro

Resolution Matters, Inc.
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 610
Silver Spring,, MD 20910
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Professional Work History:

President, Resolution Matters, Inc. Mr. Shapiro provides mediation, arbitration and other alternative problem solving solutions to commercial entities. Mr. Shapiro has practised law for over 25 years with 18 of those years serving as a leader in the field of Dispute Resolution. Mr. Shapiro has practised extensively in the areas of energy, employment, and contract law. He was worked in the public sector serving as a Federal Mediator with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an attorney in private practice and an Assistant General Counsel with a Fortune 200 company. Mr. Shapiro is a Court Master and serves as a mediator for many complex civil docket matters throughout the State of Maryland. He has served as a Redress Mediator on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service for the past 10 years and worked as an employment mediator through the Federal Shared Neutral's Program.

Dispute Resolution Experience

Mr. Shapiro's firm Resolution Matters, Inc., specializes full time in the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution. As a leader in the field, Mr. Shapiro is often selected as the neutral of choice for complex energy, employment and contract disputes. In addition to his employment ADR experience, contracts ADR experience and Court ADR discussed above -- Mr. Shapiro has served as a neutral on over 100 complex commercial matters involving Federal and State agencies, investor owned utilities, electric cooperatives, gas and oil companies, hydro-electric corporations, and most entities doing business in the Energy Sector. Mr. Shapiro has lectured to hundreds of federal employees and utility sector workers on conflict management theory, interest based negotiation, and specific applications of ADR to their work. Mr. Shapiro organized a Federal ADR Pledge involving 24 top Departments committing to utilize ADR in their contract disputes. Mr. Shapiro frequently guest lectures at the George Washington University Law Center on topics ranging from multiparty mediation, confidentiality in ADR, negotiated rulemaking, and basics of ADR. Mr. Shapiro has also served on the faculty for the Office of Personnel Management's Executive Training Center as an expert on the topics of multiparty mediation, confidentiality, and mediator ethics.

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

Scheduled Fall 08

Other Dispute Resolution Training

The Center for Dispute Settlement, Mediation and Advanced Mediation Training - 1993 to 1994; Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation ? Advanced Training - 1997 to 1999; Harvard Law School, Advanced Mediation and Negotiation Training - 2000 and 2003; CDR Associates ? multiparty mediation and public policy facilitation 2002. New York Stock Exchange ? Arbitration Training ? 2004 National Arbitration Forum ? Arbitration Training - 2005 Construction Dispute Resolution Services ? Arbitration Training - 2007 American Arbitration Association Arbitration Training - 2008

Professional Associations

? Admitted to practice law before the highest courts in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Supreme Court of the United States ? The Energy Bar Association, Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee 2005-2007, presently member ADR Committee; ? The Maryland State Bar Association, Chairman Elect and Council Member, Dispute Resolution Section; ? American Bar Association, Co-Chairman, Committee, on Federal ADR Confidentiality and Collaboration and Consensus Building.


Adelphi University, Bachelor of Business Administration ?1979 Antioch University School of Law ? J.D. 1983 George Washington University Law Center ? Post Graduate Law Classes ? Government Contract Law ? 1986 to 1988


Charles Pou - (202)-887-1037 Chip Cameron - (240) 205-2091 Bill Young - (202)365-8673

Fee Policy

$2500 per day plus travel expenses Half rate for travel time Half rate charge for cancelations with less than 1 weeks notice