I am a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, magna cum laude, and the University of Connecticut Law School. I am a member of the Connecticut and New York Bars. I am a certified mediator through the NYU Employment Law and Mediator Skills Training in 2001. I have attended numerous seminars on mediation at the New York City Bar Association, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and other venues.
I have been a staff mediator at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 1998, and in that capacity have mediated more than 2,000 cases. I have also served on the panel of mediators at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the Hurricane Sandy mediations through the American Arbitration Association. I have provided training and served on panels concerning mediation at Columbia Law School, Brooklyn Law School, New York University Law School, the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the American Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, New York County Bar Association, and many others. In 2013, I received an Edmund Muskie Fellowship to provide a series of workshops on mediation in the Ukraine.
Most of my experience has been mediating employment discrimination cases at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In addition, I served on the panel of mediators for Hurricane Sandy cases through the American Arbitration Association and at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
I have received several awards as a mediator, including the Federal Executive Board Distinguished Government Service Award in 2014, EEOC Sustained Performance Award in 2011, New York Federal Executive Board Alternative Dispute Resolution Award in 2005, and the Congressional Certificate of Achievement, among others.