Extensive background in labor and employment law having served as both general and labor counsel to several municipalities for over 25 years. In addition to serving as their counsel from 1981 to 2008, I also served as advisor to boards in governance issues, as a trainer and facilitator for board retreats on board member liability, Section 1983 Civil Rights Actions, hiring and firing protocols and pitfalls, including defamation, reputational damage and discrimination issues. Handled mediation and arbitration, administrative hearings, negotiations, sexual harassment investigator, and ethnicity and age discrimination cases. Served as an in service trainer on employee evaluation systems, special education law, disciplinary procedures, employer/ employee liability, FMLA, and drug and alcohol and Employee Assistance Programs. Adjunct Faculty in Business School at Molloy College teaching Business Law and Human Resources 2011-2013. 1977 to 1979, served as assistant attorney in the Office of Counsel to the New York State Education Department, from 1979-1981 served as assistant counsel in the NYS Governor's Office of Employee Relations.
Full time neutral mediator, arbitrator and special master since 2008. Served as Mediator in several mediations on referral from the Commercial Division of Nassau County Supreme Court and as Special Discovery Master in Commercial Division cases by judicial referral and party selection; Mediated over 60 Sandy Storm AAA mediations and one EDNY Sandy Storm mediation. Mediates Taylor Law labor impasses in municipalities under the Public Employment Relations Board. Handled several labor arbitrations under the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, NY City Transit and New Jersey Transit Authorities. Serves as Hearing Officer in teacher discipline cases under New York Education Law.
University at Albany, New York - BA Political Science Cum Laude 1973 Albany Law School of Union University - Juris Doctor 1976 Cornell ILR School, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution- Certificate 2011 Part 36 Receivership Training 2015
American Arbitration Association, EDNY Sandy Storm roster, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services roster, Public Employment Relations Board mediator/ arbitrator and fact finder panels, Cornell roster of Mediators, Nassau County Supreme Court Commercial Division Mediator Panel, NDNY Arbitrator, Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator panels, NCBA Arbitrator and Mediator panels, Nassau County District Court Arbitration panel, NYS Office of Court Administration Part 137 Fee Arbitration panel, Part 36 Receiver list. Past President of the New York State School Attorneys Association, Former chair of the NCBA Education Law and Lawyers Assistance Committees, Vice chair of the NCBA Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee. Former member of the Nassau Academy of Law and the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Bar Association. Member of the NYSBA, ABA, NCBA.