Hon. Joseph Kevin McKay

ADR Training
Commercial Mediation Training (New York State Bar Association NYSBA; Advanced Commercial Mediation Training (International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution CPR); Participant in numerous other Dispute Resolution training sessions, meetings, conferences, and fora (NYSBA, New York City Bar Association NYCBA, New York County Lawyers Association NYCLA, Cardozo Law School, Association for Conflict Resolution-Greater New York, Asian American Bar Association, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and U.S. District Court, SDNY); Faculty for American Bar Association Mediation and Negotiation Competitions, NYU Law School Student Mediation Exercise Mediator and Faculty Coach, NYCBA Advanced Commercial Mediation Training.

Professional Training
A.B., Fordham College, 1966; J.D., New York University School of Law, 1969; Bar Admissions: New York, First Dept., 1969; U.S. District Courts, SDNY, EDNY, 1973 ; U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1974; U.S. Supreme Court, 1974; U.S. Tax Court, 1979.

Professional Experience
Assistant District Attorney, New York County (1969-74); associate and partner with Manhattan law firm practicing commercial litigation in Federal and State Courts (1974 -81); Arbitrator, NYC Civil Court (1978-81); member, CJA Panel of Attorneys, SDNY (1975-81); N.Y.C. Inspector General (1981-83); Trial Judge and Acting Justice, NY Civil, Criminal and Supreme Courts (1983-2012); Hearing Officer, U.S. Department of Justice, 911 Victim Compensation Fund (2013-present); Arbitrator and Mediator, Part 137 Attorney Fee Dispute Program at NYCLA (2013-present); Judicial Hearing Officer, NYS Supreme Court (2017-present). Special Master, CAMP Mediation Programs, NYS Appellate Divisions, First and Second Departments (2018-present).

ADR Experience
As a member since 2015 of the SDNY Mediation Panel, in addition to many practice group discussions and extensive observation and mentoring opportunities, I have mediated numerous cases, including those involving civil rights (sec. 1983), FLSA, employment, discrimination, ADA and products liability. As a member of the NYCLA Panel I have mediated several additional attorney-fee dispute cases, involving underlying labor, tort and matrimonial actions; also a private mediation in NYS Human Rights case involving employment-related sexual harassment claims. As a recently appointed Special Master I have begun to mediate a variety of cases on appeal in the Appellate Divisions of the First and Second Departments.

Other Information
Past Delegate, NYSBA House of Delegates; Past Director, NYCLA Board of Directors, Past Co-Chair NYCLA Federal Courts Committee; Current Member: Board of Directors of NYCLA Foundation, Board of New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and of the Committee on Character and Fitness, N.Y.S. Appellate Division of the Second Department. The types of cases I am best suited to mediate are: Civil Rights (sec. 1983), Sexual Harassment, Employment Law and Discrimination, ADA, Labor Law - Fair Labor Standards Act and NYLL, Tort Law, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice.