Cynthia Boyce

ADR Training
Cynthia L. Boyce has had broad and varied mediation training and she continues to pursue professional development in mediation. Most recently, she completed training in December 2015 offered by the United States District Court, Southern District of NY led by J. Anderson Little, who coauthored the book "Making Money Talk" that served as the basis for the training. The following are some of the professional development mediation trainings Cynthia completed: United States District Court, EDNY; Brooklyn Mediation Center (New York Peace Institute) Certified as a Mediator; United States Postal Service; National Association for Securities Dealers (FINRA), Mediation and Arbitration Training; New York State Supreme Court (New York County), Commercial Division; New York City Commission on Human Rights; Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of NY; American Arbitration Association, Commercial Mediation, Basic and Advanced and Arbitration Trainings; NY County Lawyers Association, Advocacy and Mediation; Victims Services, Co-Mediation; Divorce Mediation; EDNY FLSA Mediation Training, 2016

Professional Training
J.D. Harvard Law School; M.B.A. Wharton Graduate School; B.A., Cornell University; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Magna Cum Laude. Admitted to Practice in New York State, 1985 and in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY.

Professional Experience
Practicing Attorney: Cynthia Boyce is a practicing attorney who has represented clients in a variety of matters, including, but not limited to: discrimination, contract negotiations and disputes, business formation and disputes, nonprofit formation and management, real estate, guardianship, construction, trusts and estates, securities, copyright, tax, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and Family New York Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Commissioner: Cynthia served as a New York City Tax Commissioner for 8 years. Manager: Cynthia has been a project manager in nonprofit, for profit and public sectors. Recently, she was the Executive Director of a nonprofit in distress where she turned the organization around by securing close to 7 million dollars in grants and bringing professional management, data collection and evaluation, efficient and effective technology, vision and mission, and professional development to the organization, to name a few of her accomplishments that saved this valuable community treasure. As Executive Director, Cynthia represented management in labor disputes with union employees (negations and mediations). Cynthia has served as both an advocate and mediator in residential foreclosure matters. She has also served as a state court-appointed referee and receiver in various foreclosure matters.

ADR Experience
Cynthia has mediated a large variety of cases and has participated on the following mediation panels: United States District Court, Eastern District of New York; United States Postal Service; National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA); American Arbitration Association New York Supreme Court; New York County (Commercial Division); Private practice (family and business disputes) Arbitration Cynthia was an active arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA), and American Stock Exchange. She was often a sole arbitrator or chair of a three person panel and sat on the NASD's large and complex hearings panel. Appeals Committee Reviewer (neutral) for major insurance company.

Other Information
ADR Coach, Professor, and Lecturer Not only has Cynthia received significant, ongoing mediation professional development, Cynthia as coached, taught and lectured on ADR: Bar Association of the City of New York (Mediation Coach 2015); USPS and NASD/Bankruptcy (Mediation Coach); Women in ADR Conference (Mediation); Practicing Law Institute (Arbitration Lecturer); American Bar Association (Arbitration Lecturer); Adjunct Professor for New York University and NYUOnline (Mediation and Arbitration)