Vivian Berger

ADR Training
MEDIATION TRAININGS: GENERAL: Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers; CDR Associates. SPECIALIZED: approximately 30, mediation or employment related.

Professional Training
Columbia Law School - J.D., May, 1973. First in graduating class.

Professional Experience
PRESENT: Nash Professor of Law Emerita, Columbia Law School. PAST POSITIONS (selected): Nash Professor of Law and Vice Dean, Columbia Law School; Of Counsel, Hoffinger Friedland Dobrish & Stern, P.C.; Asst. Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.; Asst. District Attorney, Office of the NY County District Attorney.

ADR Experience
(selected) Mediates privately, and has mediated hundreds of cases over the past two decades. On mediator panels of the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of NY and the NJ court system. Member of the AAA Employment Mediator's Panel. Designated Advanced Practitioner in Employment Mediation by ACR.

Other Information
Speaker and writer in mediation area. "They're Human, Too: The Care and Feeding of Defendants in Employment Mediations," 39 NYSBA Labor & Emp. L.J. 5 (Winter 2014); "Winners and Losers: Employment Discrimination Trials in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York," 37 NYSBA Labor & Emp. L.J. 42 (Spring 2012); "Punitive Damages in Employment Discrimination Cases: Myth or Reality?" 37 NYSBA Labor & Emp. L. J. 6 (Fall/Winter 2012); "Respect in Mediation," 63 Disp. Resol. J. 18 (Nov. 2008-Jan. 2009); "Summary Judgment Benchmarks For Settling Employment Discrimination Lawsuits," (with Michael O. Finkelstein and Kenneth Cheung)